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William Elbert Stevens, age 87, died July 9, 1990 at his residence of causes attributed to advancing age.

He was born September 11, 1902 in Holden, Utah to Edward F. and Maude Robins Stevens. He married Elizabeth Bishop of Hinckley, October 29, 1924 in Salt Lake LDS Temple. Worked as a farmer and cattleman throughout his life and was admired by many for his expertise in training young horses to work with cattle. He was elected to the board of the Millard County School District and served with distinction in the 1950's. He served has Bishop of the Holden LDS Ward 1957-1962. Also served on the High Council of the Millard Stake and was in the High Priest group in the Holden Ward. He gave many other years of service to his church and community.Survived by his wife, Holden; daughters and son, Bonnie Cripps and Rayma Anderson, both Cedar City; Norma Wood and Faris S. Stevens, both Holden; Dr. Lawrence Elbert, Salt Lake City; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Orvin E., Holden; Melba Hall and Annie Johnson, both Whittier, Calif.; Helen Baker, Delta; Edith Callister, Fillmore. Preceded in death by a son Keith; a sister, Leda Wood; and brother, Harold.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 13, 1990 at 12 noon in the Holden LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. Burial in the Holden City Cemetery under the direction of the Olpin Mortuary, Fillmore.

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