Bernard Alfred Tait, age 84, died August 12, 1994 at his home in Mt. Carmel.
Born April 10, 1910 in Mt. Carmel to Hulda Misner and Valentine Carson Tait. Married Alice Brown August 30, 1935 in Mt. Carmel and their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple November 5, 1955.Bernard started herding goats and sheep in 1926, and herded primarily for John Lundell and Roy Lundgren until 1955. He worked 20 years for the Utah Dept. of Transportation and he and Alice contracted the maintenance of the Shingle Creek Rest Area for another 12 years. As an active member of the LDS Church, he served as Sunday School Superintendent for seven years, in the Mt. Carmel Ward bishopric for four years, and as a Sunday School teacher, in scouting, as a dedicated home teacher for many years, and enjoyed singing in the ward choir. He performed much civic service including helping to organize and build the Long Valley Senior Citizens Center, and also served as its director. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Mt. Carmel Rock Church and in getting it listed on the State and National Historical Register. He served on the Soil Conservation and the ASCS boards, as secretary of the Mt. Carmel Pipe Line and the Mt. Carmel Ittegation Co. He played the guitar and sang in the Old Time Orchestra and the Tait Orchestra. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Alice B. Tait of Mt. Carmel; daughter, Lois and husband Doran Lamb of Orderville; son, Bernard Al and wife Rhena Tait of Cedar City; brother, Val Gene Tait of Kanab; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Lamond V. Tait and two sisters, Theda M. Harris and Ladonna Harris.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Orderville LDS Chapel. Friends amy call Sunday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m at Mosdell Mortuary in Kanab and at the chapel on Monday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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