Don V. Gamette, 71, died March 18, 1992 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 21, 1920 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Clarence Amazias and Mary Manetta Armitstead Gamette. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1938. He married Ruth Robbins August 26, 1938, in Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines and Japan.He was the district sales manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 19 years in the Provo District, which covered the Utah area from Murray to St. George. He started his life insurance career as an agent in the Orem area in 1946. In 1957 he moved his family to Seattle, Washington, where he served as a field training consultant. He retired from Metropolitan in 1979 after 33 years service.
He was a member and past president of the Provo Kiwanis Club. He was active in professional groups, and was past president of the Central Utah Life Underwriters Association and the Utah State Association of Life Underwriters. He was also past president of the Denver Region Metropolitan Managers Association and the Metropolitan Veterans Association.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and was a High Priest in the Edgemont Ninth Ward at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, Provo; three sons, Jay R. Gamette (Leontine), Highland; Kent R. Gamette (Sharon), Provo; Leland A. Gamette (Hilda), Provo; and one daughter, LuAnn G. March, Orem; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mark Gamett and Wayne Gamette, both of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Services, Saturday, 12 noon, at the Edgemont 9th Ward Chapel, 4300 North Canyon Road, Provo. Friends may call at Olpin Family Mortuary, 500 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove Friday from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Burial, Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Military rites performed by District 4 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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