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Page 4 THE HERALD. Provo, Utah, Wednesday, February 9, 1983 Obituaries Regional Site Studied Ferris Wood Payson People Nix Prison Plan Mutual and was scout leader for many years. Survivors include his wife of Benjamin; four daughters, Mrs. David (Judith) Mitchell, Preston, Idaho; Mrs. Merlon (Jacqualir.e) Tolman, Hamilton, Mrs.

Dale (Patrice) Rice, Manti; Mrs. Dennis (Shelley) Mayer, Spanish Fork; 29 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister, Merrill Wood, Salem; Syrenus Wood, Spanish Fork; Vernal Wood, Springville; Ferrin Wood, Spanish Fork; Mrs. Anna Nybo, Salem. Funeral will be Saturday, 11 a.m., in Leland LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at Walker Mortuary in Spanish Fork on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

and Saturday at the ward Relief Society Room one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Benjamin BENJAMIN Ferris Wood, 66, died of cancer oo Tuesday, Feb. 1983 in his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Spanish Fork to Wellington and Elizabeth Lavina Ferris Wood.

He married Adella Ruth Ellison on Jan. 4, 1937 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He received his education in the Spanish Fork Schools and had attended Utah Trade Tech College where he studied electricity. He was employer) at Pages in Spanish Fork and also owned and operated a garage in Lake Shore. For 25 years, Mr.

Wood had been employed as an electrician for Trojan Corp. He also had owned and operated his own farm. Mr. Wood was an active member of the LDS Church and at the time of his death, he was a high priest in the Ferris Wood Leland Ward. He alsd served two stake missions and was stake financial clerk.

Mr. Wood had served as stake clerk for 15 years, ward clerk for seven years, president of 70s, stake dance director, superintendent of Young Mens John Raymond Christopher offenders in Utah are currently in the communities under supervision of the Board of Corrections. He emphasized that "99 percent are going to come out of prison and are going to go back into the area from whence they came. The competition will be there." Asked about the demands on water and electric supplies, Mayor Tassainer said he had been assured by state officials that the state would pay the costs of facilities and the impact on local cities. Milliken assured the people in attendance "the Board of Corrections really does listen to local people.

They are citizens just like you and me." Asked about the possibility of locating the prison on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake or on the Sevier Desert, Love said Antelope Island had been investigated, and the cost was astronomical. He emphasized that a prison must be close enough to a metropolitan area to have access to services, as well as access to such facilities as hospitals, trade schools, staff, etc. Milliken said the satellite prison would employ 114 staff members and would have an annual budget of $4 million. In response to questions concerning the impact on the mill levy and taxes, County Commissioner Jeril B. Wilson explained that no funds from the local mill levy on property taxes go to the state.

He said the prison would have little or no Impact on property taxes, but would be funded from state sales tax and income tax. In the comment period, many individuals voiced their concerns and their opposition to the prison. Lt. David Lamb of the Sheriff's Department said his department and Sheriff Mack Holley are "totally opposed" to a prison in Utah County. Corrections for consideration.

Milliken emphasized that the board intends to conduct public hearings and to involve local county commissions, city councils and the public in the site selection process. He said the board undoubtedly will appoint a local site selection committee, and Mayor Tassainer asked that the Payson City Council be involved in the appointment of that committee if a site near Payson is one of those chosen. Asked how a prison would affect land values, Gillmore conceded that "it won't do them any good." Milliken told the group the intention is to retain the Draper prison as the maximum security unit and have the satellite prisoners handle medium and minimum prisoners. "They will have very secure rrimeters. It's how you manage inside and the privileges you give the inmates that makes the difference," he reported, although he said maximum security facilities are built differently "with more cement and steel." He said the intention is to put non-violent prisoners in the satellites, along with those who are very near to release.

Milliken said the intention is to have the satellites "nearer to where the inmates live" since prisoners who receive family visits and have strong family support have the best chance of success. Under questioning concerning inmate rehabilitation, Milliken declared that "We've never found a solution to what to do with the criminal. Prisons don't really work." His comments concerning the plan of "easing inmates back into society" from the satellite prison brought strong comments from many individuals concerned about the safety of their children and their families. Steve Love pointed out that the impact exists now, since 10,000 the prisoners and lose control. Steve Love, deputy Director of Corrections, told the group the board has been looking at sites for about seven years.

In 1981 the legislature appropriated $8.5 million, which is half the cost of a new 288-bed facility. The Little Mountain site in Weber County was abandoned because of a chlorine gas problem that could not be resolved, he reported. Love emphasized that the Board of Corrections, who will make the final decision on a prison site, has not viewed any of the potential sites at this time. "The Board is very committed to regionalization," he said. "We went back to the legislature for a second $8.5 million and funds to purchase a site, but our feeling is that it will not be funded in this session because funds are tight," he declared.

He indicated, however, that money will probably be appropriated for site development. Scott Gillmore of the Division of Facilities and Construction Management (DFCM) told the group his agency has viewed hundreds of potential sites, initially from the air. "Wherever there was a 50 acre plot, we looked at it." He said his agency is now in the process of narrowing down the potential sites and determining the options. "It's a complicated process. We must look at cost, types of soil, road access, utilities and supplies, and many other factors before we narrow it down to three or four potential sites," he indicated.

He said funding is probably a year away. Questioned concerning the time schedule, Gillmore said it would take four or five months to do a complete analysis on specific sites. He said the plan will probably be to obtain options on several sites before presenting them to the Board of By Josephine Zimmerman Herald Staff Writer The search for regional prison sites is only in the preliminary stages, 120 people attending a public meeting in Payson were told last night by three state officials. Scheduled by Payson city officials, the meeting was to air concerns people have on the location of a satellite prison adjacent to Payson, according to Mayor Gary Tassainer County Commission Chairman Keith Richan moderated the meeting, emphasizing that it was not a hearing on a prison, but only an informational meeting. He allowed questions for two hours, then a period of comment.

At the conclusion, a vote was taken and those attending indicated overwhelmingly that they did not want a prison in the area. William Milliken, Director of Corrections at the Utah State Prison, told the group that one out of 130 people in the state are under supervision of the Board of Corrections, and the numbers "are growing at a tremendously rapid rate." He said prison population is now 1,326 in a facility with an operational capacity of 900. "It is growing at the rate of 100 per year because the public is demanding more people be locked up and for longer periods of time," he said. Milliken said the prison will be operating near capacity by the time the new 288-bed facility and the 70-bed women's facility now under construction at Draper are finished this fall. "If we keep locking people up at the rate we are, we must keep building more prisons," he declared.

He explained the Board of Corrections' policy of building satellite prisons, saying they are more manageable. He emphasized that in very large prisons the staff cannot keep track of scout master for many years and worked with other youth groups. He conducted ward and stake choirs. Survivors include his wife of Spanish Fork; three sons and three daughters, John Rulon Christopher, Orem; Ruth C. Brown, David W.

Christopher, Janet C. Butler and Steven Craig Christopher, all of Spanish Fork; Carol Chris-tensen of Salt Lake City; 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Joy Bliven. Funeral will he in the Spanish Fork LDS Stake Center, 1006 E. 200 11 a.m.

Friday. Friends may call at Walker Mortuary, 187 S. Main, Spanish Fork, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in theSpanish Fork City SPANISH FORK Dr.

John Raymond Christopher, 72, died after a long illness in his home Sunday, Feb. 6, 1983 He was born Nov. 25, 1909 in Salt Lake City to Lee and Melissa Ann Craig Christopher. He married Wendella Walker of Spanish Fork. Christopher was considered to be one of the foremost herbalists in the country.

He lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as abroad. He established an herbal college in London, England and Springville, Utah. At 14, he became the youngest member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and sang with them for 11 years. He also was a member of the Salt Lake Oratorio Society. He conducted the Deseret News Boys Scout Band dur- a in A AT John Christopher ing the 1930s and also conducted the El Viente Singers.

Christopher was an active member of the LDS Church and an active scouter. He received his Eagle, was a Wendy Wilkinson Wendy Wilkinson, 17, of Provo, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1983, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 25, 1965 in American Fork.

She is the daughter of Jerry and Wilma Wilkinson. She was a senior at Provo High School where she was an honor student and member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the German Club and tennis team. She was a member of the LDS Church and the Sunset 2nd Ward and was secretary of her Laurel class. She was employed at Sundance Resort at the time of her death.

Wilkinson of Provo; her mother, Mrs. Nyla W. Yea-mon, Hyrum; three brothers and two sisters, Jed Wilkinson, Matt Wilkinson, J.C. Wilkinson, Jennifer Wilkinson and Amy Wilkinson, all of Provo; grandparents, Keith and Thelma Wilkinson, Lindon; Mrs. Bernice Wad-ley, Manila.

Funeral will be Friday, 11 a.m., in the Sunset LDS Ward Chapel, 2530 W. 250 Provo. Friends may call at Walker Mortuary, 85 E. 300 Provo, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday at the ward chapel one hour prior to services.

Burial location is pending. CUP Conservancy District Meets Thursday I tWORCmttMSonLLStTS Wendy Wilkinson Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry scheduled to discuss lawsuits and property purchases. The regular board meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.

All except the closed meeting are open to the public. The board meets at 355 W. 1300 S. in Orem. bers also are scheduled to discuss flooding at Utah Lake, Diamond Fork Power revenues and possible raises for the district staff.

Committee meetings begin discussion at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. At 11 a.m., a closed session is DENTURES The Jordan IV Aqueduct and the proposed Jordanelle Dam are among the items scheduled to be discussed during the regular monthly meeting of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District on Thursday. Conservancy District board mem Richard Sundquist PROVO FLORAL GREENHOUSE Remember with Flowers To send' a beautifully LOW IN PRICE-HIGH IN SERVICE NEW SETS RELINES REPAIRS SOFT LINERS GOLD ONLAYS designed arrangement, fornia, he worked for a publishing company as a printer and retired in 1965. Survivors include his wife of Orem; one son, Roger E.

Sundquist, Orem; three grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren. Graveside service will be Thursday, 1 p.m., in Orem City Cemetery under the direction of Berg Mortuary. Friends may meet at the cemetery. Richard O. Sundquist, 73, of Orem died Monday, Feb.

7, 1983 in Utah Valley Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1910 in Fergus Falls, to Ernest B. and Bertha Halverson Sundquist. He married Hildred Kuchenbecker on June 30, 1930 at Fergus Falls.

He was educated in Fergus Falls schools and began working there as a printer. He and his wife moved to California in 1937 and to Orem in 1982. While in Cali call or visit Our Flowers Say What You'd Like To Say KENT ELKINGTON DENTIST Lab Work By: GOLDEN DENTAL CENTER WIRE SERVICE Richard Sundquist Floral Gift 205 West 400 North ff Provo 373-4498 II 'rv liusinvss is Mimming 201 W. 1st Provo 373-7001 275 N. 500 W.

Ste. 374-5768 PROVO Dean W. Simmons War II and received the Bronze Service Star and the Purple Heart. Survivors include three brothers and four sisters, Marvin Simmons, Sandy; Lester Simmons, Provo; La-Verl Simmons, Mountain View, Wyo. Mrs.

Max (Nelda) Lee, Heber City; HEBER CITY Dean W. Simmons, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 1983 in a Salt Lake City Hospital He was born Sept. 30, 1915 in Charleston to Heber J. and Violet B.

Daybell Simmons. He was a member of the LDS Church and a former employee of Geneva Steel. He was a Veteran of World Mrs. Ross (Faye) Giles, Lyman, Mrs. Wayne (Flora) Wilkins, Salt Lake City; Mrs.

Rulan (Annie Lue) Pope, Bountiful. Funeral will be Thursday, 1 p.m., in Olpin Mortuary, Hber City, where friends may call Thursday one hour before service. Burial will be in Heber City Cemetery. Ill WASHBURN ISUZU A Station of First Media Corporation UNIVERSITY National Obituaries CONGRATULATE Mr. Joseph M.

Nicholas Of Provo FOR Thomas Bowdern KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) A rosary and funeral mass were scheduled today for the Rev. Thomas S. Bowdern, a longtime Jesuit educator at a number of colleges, who died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital.

He was 90. Bowdern, who had lived in Kansas City since 1957, was ordained a priest in 1924 He was president of Creighton University in Ifl a Gv Gvl Keith Rigby Today Marks Distinguished BYU Lecture Dr. J. Keith Rigby, a professor of geology who is known worldwide for his scholarship and research, will present Brigham Young University's 20th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture tonight. His lecture, "Speak to the Earth and It Shall Teach Thee," is scheduled at 8 p.m.

in the Pardoe Drama Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center. The lecture is open to the public and there is no charge. The Distinguished Faculty Lecture is the most prestigious event conducted on campus to honor faculty members who have excelled in creativity and research. The lecturer is selected by a committee of faculty members, and the honor carries with it a $1,000 stipend presented by the Karl G. Maeser Associates, a group of alumni and friends of the university who donate funds to be used for academic purposes.

Dr. William S. Bradshaw, an associate professor of zoology and a member of the selection committee, noted that the honor is "primarily a creative award, not an award for teaching," though the recipient may be an outstanding teacher as well. Omaha, from 1943 to 1945 and later served as associate director of the Institute of Social Order in St. Louis.

In addition he served in various posts at Creighton, Loyola University in Chicago, St. Louis University and Rockhurst College in Kansas City. Buford Boone TUSCALOOSA. Ala. (UPI) A burial service was today for Pulitzer Prize-winner Buford Boone, who died Monday in Druid City Hospital He was 74 Boone, who was editor and publisher of the Tuscaloosa News from 1947 until he retired in 1968.

won the Pulitzer Pp.e for editorials on the integration of the University of Alabama in 1957. Boone, a native of N'ewnan. was editor of The Macon News and Macon Telegraph until he took over the Tuscaloosa paper. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Boone, a son.

a daughter and five grandchildren. His burial was to be in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park WALKER I Un )) i ))))))))))))) Horn? 4 Mortuary Services 373-1811 it irn-ffT" 85 E. JOOS. PROW) W(M8 John Raymond Christopher Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the East Spanish Fork Stake Center.

Friends may call at Walker Mortuary of Spanish Fork Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. or Friday in the Relief Society Room one hour prior to services. Interment Spanish Fork City Cemetery. Wendy Wilkinson Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Sunset 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 2530 W.

250 Provo. Friends may call at Walker Mortuary, Provo, Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. or Friday at the ward chapel one hour prior to services. Interment pending. Ferris Wood Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.

in the Ben-jaminLeland LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary of Spanish Fork or Saturday at the Relief Society Room one hour prior to services. Interment Benjamin City Cemetery. Beatrice Cedena S.

Harward Funeral services were held today at 1 1 a m. in the Rivergrove 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, Provo. Interment Provo City Cemetery John Peter Orepich Graveside services were held today at 2 p.m. in the Provo City Cemetery. Richard O.

Sundquist Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Orem City Cemetery. Friends may meet at the Cemetery. pOOO-)OOQ()i) 3QQQQ Og Phone 798-6763 UNIVERSITY MALL Anthony (. Mikcl Funeral services will be held in the Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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