Howard Debenham, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, passed away from natural causes, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1994.
He kept us laughing for 82 years and we will miss him dearly. Born to Hyrum Edgar and Anne Elizabeth Howard Debenham, July 28, 1912 in East Millcreek, Utah. Married Geniel Pedersen, November 18, 1935 in Nephi, Utah. Solemized in the Salt Lake Temple, June 6, 1958. He was a High Priest in the Valley View 4th Ward. He was a hard worker and made an honest living operating heavy equipment. He was a World War II Vet.He is survived by wife, Geniel; three sons and one daughter, Howard Lynn (RaNay), Boyd Max (Brenda), Allen Leon (Peggy), and Janice Marler (Orion); 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Lillian and Betty; one brother-in-law, Leon Pedersen (Carol). Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Edgar and Shirley Ray, and four other children.
Our heartfelt thanks go to the staff at the Vets Hospital for their kindness and excellent care.
Funeral services will be at 12 noon, Saturday, September 17, at the Valley View 4th Ward, 2125 East Evergreen Avenue (3435 South). Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary Friday from 6-8 p.m. They may also call one hour prior to services at the ward. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East.
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