Heber Grant Ivins Jr., age 69, died January 26, 1991, of congestive heart failure, while vacationing in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born June 15, 1921 in Salt Lake City, the son of H. Grant Sr. and Bertha Hamblin Ivins. Married Virginia Mae Woodhouse in 1943, in Costa Mesa California. He attended school in Murray, and the Brigham Young Training school; graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939; attended BYU; graduated from University of Utah law school, 1949 worked for the FBI, Washington D.C.; served in the US Army Air Force intelligence division; captain in the Judge Advocate General's dept. of the US Army; practiced law with Roe, Kirby and Stark; Delbert Draper; George Baliff; and John Jacobs. He practiced law in American Fork for 40 years.Active in local and national Democratic Politics and twice served as a National Delegate; served as city attorney for American Fork, Pleasant Grove, and Lindon Cities; assistant district attorney and later district attorney of the fourth judicial district; appointed by Governor Calvin Rampton; past president of the Utah County Bar; served on the board of directors for the Utah County Mental Health, Red Cross and BSA. Active in American Fork and State Jaycees, and winner of the Distinguished Service Award; member Elks and past president of Alpine Country Club; director of Deseret Bancorp., American Fork Industrial Dev. Corp. Currently was serving as a Board Member of the NUCWCD, and Vice Chairman of the Utah State Liquor Commission, appointed by Governor Scott Matheson.
Survived by his wife Virginia; three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Stanley (Cathleen) Street, Mrs. Craig (Christine) Wilkins, Jeffery Grant and Kathy Ivins, all of American Fork; Mrs. Les (Leslie) Chapman, Taylorsville;, Anthony W. and Rebecca Ivins, Bennion; and Timothy Ivins, St. George; two brothers, Guy H. Ivins, American Fork; Anthony Ivins, Thayne, Wyoming; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
He loved traveling, golf, sports and the out of doors. He was proud of his heritage and treasured his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be Friday, 11 a.m., in the American Fork 13th Ward, 975 North 60 East. Friends may call Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to services. Burial, American Fork Cemetery. Military Rites by the VFW District 4.
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