Utahns representing each of the state's 29 counties have been honored for their volunteer efforts at a recent dinner at the Governor's Mansion hosted by Gov. Norm Bangerter, his wife, Colleen, and the Utah Council of Volunteers.

"These 29 individuals play such an important role in society. They are to commended for their efforts on behalf of all those whom they save," said Utah's first lady, who serves as the volunteer council's honorary chairwoman.The recipients, who each received a certificate, are:

- Betty C. Miller, Beaver County. Miller has been a member of the Utah Travel Council for 10 years and is currently the chairwoman. She helped start the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Color Country Advertising Board.

- Delone Bradford-Glover, Box Elder County. Bradford-Glover has volunteered with the county's Golden Spike Association for 39 years and the American Red Cross for 32 years. For the past 19 years, she has served on the Brigham City Museum-Gallery board of directors.

- Cache County Search and Rescue, Cache County. Headed by Commander Kim Braegger, the Cache County Search and Rescue organization includes 21 active members and six retired members. During the past five years, the organization has logged 2,311 hours of search time and 2,254 hours of training.

- Margaret Marrelli, Carbon County. Marrelli served seven years on the endowment committee for the Festival of Trees. She is leading the effort to revitalize historic Helper - including the Christmas light parade - and is active in Lady Elks.

- Dewey, Tim and Roberta Erich, Daggett County. The Erichs provide Daggett County as well as nearby counties in Wyoming with fire, police, ambulance and other emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

- Andrew Leslie Derbyshire, Davis County. From 1982 to 1990, Derbyshire served as chairman of the Davis County Private Industry Council, which is dedicated to assisting low-income individuals to become economically independent.

- Ellen Rawlings, Duchesne County. Rawlings has served as a Roosevelt city official and as a member of school and vocational boards as well as fulfulling Chamber of Commerce and other civic duties, including maintaining the community's Teddy Roosevelt monument.

- Frank and Margie White, Emery County. The Whites represent 60 years of volunteer service to 4-H youth and adults in Emery County, from cutting and finishing plaques for awards to serving as representatives to the Western Regional 4-H Leaders forums.

- Robert P. Benfield, Garfield County. Benfield, who retired to Panguitch with his wife, Grace, in 1976 from California after 30 years in the insurance business, is chairman of the Garfield County Travel Council and a member of the Color County Travel Region Board.

- Ann Day Carter, Grand County. Carter has volunteered as a 4-H leader and camp director as well as with county extension and adult leadership workshops. She is involved in the county's immunization survey of school children and has worked in a hospice.

- Connie W. Nyman, Iron County. Nyman's volunteer activities include serving as director of awards for the Utah Summer Games, compiling sports statistics at Southern Utah State University and managing the courtesy booth at the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

- R. Roscoe Garrett, Juab County. Garrett is president of the Central Utah Water Conservancy Board and has been a member since 1963. He was a Juab County commissioner from 1975 until 1986 and is a recipient of the Community Service Award from Snow College.

- U.S. "Uke" Gardner, Kane County. Gardner helped bring the first TV signal to Kanab in 1957 and assisted in constructing the Kanab City Park and community swimming pool. He organized the Western and County Special Service District Sanitary Landfill.

- Glen W. Swalberg and Shari Ashworth, Millard County. Swalberg and Ashworth head Millard County's tourism effort and have attended travel shows throughout the West. They also have been in charge of Delta's "Great Basin Days."

- Dennis G. Kelley, Morgan County. Kelley helped design and install a park sprinkler system and landscaping and obtained trees and plants for the city's main street. He serves on the Morgan beautification committee and as manager of the county fair.

- Joan K. Anderson, Piute County. Anderson has spent 38 years volunteering, including organizing Piute County's ambulance service, training its new recruits and even responding to emergency calls. Other activities include the sheriff's posse and Scouting.

- L. Dallas Johnson, Rich County. Johnson has been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 58 years and received Scouting's Silver Beaver Award in 1959. He organized the Rich County Booster Club in 1979 and the community's Lions Club in 1964.

- Thuryle M. Clyde, Salt Lake County. Clyde has been a volunteer for the past 25 years. She is committed to working 30 hours a week for the American Red Cross and also serves on the Utah Opera Guild as membership and activity chair.

- Winford Failner, Salt Lake County. Failner has served as a chaplain for the Salt Lake City Police Department for 14 years. He also volunteers at the Sunday Anderson Westside Senior Center, encouraging senior citizens' involvement in recycling and other programs.

- Lucy Harris and Josephine Bayles, San Juan County. Harris and Bayles volunteer at the Blanding Nursing Home. They have made quilts as well as prepared food for the needy. Both have also provided entertainment at special occasions throughout the county.

- Sanpete County Search and Rescue Patrol, Sanpete County. The Sanpete County Search and Rescue Patrol assists the sheriff's department in many ways, including providing traffic and crowd control at the Mormon Miracle Pageant. Members furnish their own equipment.

- Howard Watkin, Sevier County. Watkin, a retired court reporter, is the victim witness coordinator for Sevier County. Other volunteer activities include serving as the county's Neighborhood Watch Chairman and as a drama coach at Richfield High School.

- Cliff Blonquist, Summit County. Blonquist oversees the Summit County Fair. His responsibilities include supervising the Summit County Scholarship Pageant, other contests, advertising and the fair budget as well as the entire fair staff.

- Charlie Roberts, Tooele County. Roberts is the president of the Tooele Chamber of Commerce. He holds positions in many other organizations, including chairman of the Tooele 4th of July Committee and board member of the Tooele Babe Ruth Baseball Association.

- John D. "Jack" Stagg, Uintah County. Stagg served on the Vernal City Council for 12 years and was instrumental in developing the $5.5 million Western Park. He visits the park daily to care for its shrubs. He is a member of the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo Committee.

- Terah Fotheringham, Utah County. Fotheringham volunteers at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis, caring for new babies as well as young teenagers. She has also volunteered at the Family Support and Treatment Center and at the American Fork Hospital.

- Fern Mayoh, Wasatch County. Mayoh spends at least 20 hours a week assisting the elderly through the senior companion program and assists in coordinating other assignments for the program as well as helping isolated persons obtain emergency response systems.

- Frances Jones, Washington County. Since 1984, Jones has spend an average of 52 hours a month delivering food to home-bound residents in the St. George area. She also helps them get to the doctor, the grocery store, the bank and to conduct other business.

- Wayne County Ambulance Association, Wayne County. Participants in the county's all-volunteer ambulance service are often away from home for up to 10 hours responding to emergency calls in rural areas. They also must maintain their Emergency Medical Technician certification.

- Len Allen, Weber County. Allen has been a volunteer in Weber County since moving there 40 years ago. Among the organizations he has helped are the Volunteer Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Cancer Society, Hill Air Force Base and the Ogden rodeo.