Austin Martendale (Dale) Farnsworth, Jr., age 77, of Richfield, died November 28, 1995 in Henderson, Nevada.

He was born April 6, 1918 in Redmond, Utah, a son of Austin Martendale, Sr. and Anna Adora Anderson Farnsworth. He married Virginia Wilkinson, September 5, 1940 in Ely, Nevada. They were later divorced. He married Vivian Allred of Marysvale on November 21, 1949. Their marriage was solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple, November 13, 1984. Together they lived, loved, laughed and raised eight children. She died September 12, 1990. He married Bessie May Cooper Allen of Annabella on June 5, 1991. Bessie put the smile back on Dale's face and made his last five years the best they could be. Dale was a High Priest in the LDS Church. He served during World War II in the Philippines in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the U.S. Gypsum Plant in Sigurd and retired after 30 years. He loved the mountains and spent most of his time fishing, hunting and hauling wood with his family. He took great pride in making his yard beautiful and it was admired by many. He was happiest when surrounded by his family and the beauty of nature.Dale is survived by his wife, of Richfield; children, Kaye and Verl Newby, of Taylorsville; Doug and Rita Farnsworth, of Washington, Utah; Valeen Farnsworth, of Littlefield, Arizona; Darwin and Clover Farnsworth, Louise Redd, all of Richfield; Margaret and Robert Herbstritt, of American Fork; Susan and Steven Foulger, of Elsinore; Karma and Jeff Cooper, of Magna; stepchildren, Connie Shugart, of Casper, Wyoming; James and Carol Allen, of Henderson, Nevada; 36 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; brother and sister, Vaughn Jensen, of Genola, Utah; and Helen Sylvester, of Kennewick, Washington. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Tad Farnsworth, Ray Jensen and Lana Farnsworth.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 2, 1995, 12 noon in the Richfield 11th LDS Ward Chapel, 985 South 400 West. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward chapel on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to services. Burial with military honors accorded by the Richfield VFW Post #5050 will be in the Howes Family Cemetery in Thompsonville, Utah, at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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