Eugene Augustus Hart, 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died December 25, 1993, at his home in Kaysville, Utah, of natural causes.

He was born December 4, 1914, in Bloomington, Idaho, to Alfred Augustus and Sarah Cecilia Patterson Hart. He graduated from Utah State University in 1937, where he was the captain of the track team and 1936 national AAU champion in the 5,000 meter race.He married Mildred Young, July 27, 1938, in the Logan Temple. A school teacher for 38 years, he taught in Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Utah. For many years they had a dual residency in Bloomington, Idaho, where he ranched, and Kaysville, Utah, where he taught at nearby Crestview Elementary in Layton.

A devoted Latter-day Saint, he served in priesthood leadership positions and filled a mission with his wife in the California Santa Rosa Mission in 1987-88.

Preceded in death by an infant son, David Curtis Hart, and a daughter, Elizabeth Hart Barnes, and two sisters, Ruth Hart Lundell and Flora Hart Woolston.

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He is survived by his wife, Mildred; and children: Dr. E. Blake Hart, Aiken, South Carolina; Kathleen Hart Dean, Ephraim, Utah; Sherman Y. Hart, Forestville, Calif.; John L. Hart, Bountiful, Utah; son-in-law and wife, Norman and Britt-Marie Barnes; Keith J. Hart, Kaysville; Winston R. Hart, San Jose, Calif.; and 33 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Alfred B. Hart, Kaysville; Dr. Philip J. Hart and Dr. Edward L. Hart, both of Provo, Utah; Heber J. Hart, Bountiful, Utah; Lillian Hart Carr, Charlevoix, Michigan; Lawrence P. Hart, Kearns, Utah; Norma Hart Anderson, San Lorenzo, Calif.; and Dr. Douglas B. Hart, Logan, Utah.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1993 in the Kaysville 16th Ward, 331 So. 50 West; friends may call from 6-8 p.m. at the Kaysville Lindquist & Sons Mortuary, 400 No. Main, Tuesday, Dec. 28th, and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the meeting house. A memorial service will be held in the Paris, Idaho meeting house, 109 So. Main, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30th, and interment in the Bloomington Cemetery will follow.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the LDS Church's General Missionary Fund.

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