Murray A. Carver died unexpectedly of a heart attack January 15, 1994 in Bangalore, India while serving a mission, with his wife, Donna, for the Church Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Upon retirement, they had sold their home and insurance business in Long Beach, California and served as missionaries in Nigeria, Africa; Forks, Wash; Bountiful, Utah; and finally India.He was born January 16, 1931, to John Alfred Carver and LaVerne
Olson. His mother preceded him in death by only one and a half years at the age of 96.
Murray married his high school sweetheart, Donna Mae Crossman, 41 years ago on December 18, 1952 in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. They have five children. They are Judith Marshall, Kent, Wash.; Susan Veater, San Bernadino, Calif.; Allen P. Carver, Lakewood, Calif.; Murray E. Carver, Fountain Valley, Calif.; and Carolyn Palsky, Paris, France. They are the grandparents of 21 grandchildren.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna Olsen and LaVerne Buckmaster, and three brothers, John Alfred, Jr., Monroe D. and Terrell O. Carver. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Howell, who also passed away while serving a mission in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 22, at 11:00 a.m. in the Bountiful 3rd Ward, 51 South Main, Bountiful. Friends may call at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Friday evening 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning at the church, 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Elder Murray Carver had a great love for missionary service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the missionary fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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