Wednesday, June 3, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

86.8 F
Moab
More

    R.M. “Sonny” Carrigan
    1931 ~ 2009

    Featured Stories

    Leaving Guatemala

    I selected “send me where I’m needed most,” my desire to immerse myself in another country’s culture not affixed to any location in particular.

    Widespread testing is key to Moab’s path forward

    Once a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, it has likely already been days since they started unknowingly spreading the virus. As such, local health officials want to expand testing locally for the coronavirus.

    County to diversify post-virus

    The impacts of the pandemic have renewed local leaders’ focus on a topic many have worried over for years but must now confront in much starker terms: Economic diversification.

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

    The party is over at Imagination Station art supply store

    Cindy Sue Hunter serves a customer at her art supply store, Imagination Station, which has been reconfigured to allow shoppers to do what Hunter calls “door shopping."

    Where is broadband available in Moab?

    When the superintendent of Utah schools announced last month that school would...

    R.M. “Sonny” Carrigan was born in Seminole County, Okla. on May 12, 1931 to James and Nora Carrigan.

    He passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2009 at the home he shared with his wife, Carol, of 55 years.

    Sonny worked on the family farm until the age of 18 when he began a career re-tipping bits for the drilling industry. He and his family moved around the southwestern United States following the oil patch. Finally settling in Moab in 1969. He acquired Basin Bit in 1974 and ran it under the name of Sonny’s Bit Repair until his death.

    Sonny is survived by his wife, Carol, daughter, Debbi (Joe) Mower of Price, Utah, son, Rick (Becky) Carrigan of Moab, and six grandchildren, Shelbi Mower of Price, Krista Mower of Price, Melissa (Joshwa) Kuretich of Paonia, Colo., Amanda (Matt) Hines of Tucson, Ariz. Jessica Carrigan of Moab, and Jamie Mower of Price.

    He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom he adored.

    Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and sisters, his grandson, Donavon Mower, and his great-granddaughter, Taylor Mower.

    Sonny made many friends over the years. Few people who met Sonny did not instantly take a liking to him. He truly was known for his generous spirit. Sonny was always ready to talk and to listen and his presence will be deeply missed.

    Services will be held at Community Church of Moab on Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.

    Youth spots fire, alerts authorities

    "They (firefighters) figured out where the fire was coming from … it started with a cigarette.”

    Broken bones in Left Hand

    All but one of the injuries involved jumping from rocks into a shallow pool at the base of a waterfall.

    Employment data confirms Grand is among worst hit in state

    The figures confirm earlier estimates that roughly one in five to one in six jobs in Grand County have been lost to COVID-19.

    Widespread testing is key to Moab’s path forward

    Once a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, it has likely already been days since they started unknowingly spreading the virus. As such, local health officials want to expand testing locally for the coronavirus.