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Bertram Withers Blake, of East Millcreek, died August 13, 1995, of natural causes.

He was born April 6, 1915 in South Jordan, Utah, the son of James Platt and Nellie G. Withers Blake. Bert married Elizabeth Smart on October 15, 1934; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Bert was known for his hard work ethic throughout his life. He began working in the dairy business in his youth. He later worked at the Silver King Mine in Park City. Bert was also employed as a truck driver with IML for 18 years. His interests had always been with construction and woodworking and hence, he became a contractor and master cabinet maker, having been involved with the construction of many custom homes in the area.

Elder in the LDS Church and member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. Bert enjoyed rock hounding, hunting and camping out with his wife and family. Bert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Bert is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; his only child, Mary Ann Workman (Kenneth R.); two grandchildren; Blake R. Workman (Rosie), and Terri Elizabeth Workman; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Tosca, Samantha, and Chloe; four sisters, Mareta Kirkham, Vivian Turpin, Patricia Marcovecchio, and Sharon Bremerman; one brother, Jack Woudenberg. Bert is greatly loved and will be sorely missed by those left behind. Preceded in death by parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17, 1995, at 1 p.m. at the East Millcreek 2nd Ward, 3750 South Hillside Lane (2600 East), with which Bert was involved in the construction. Friends may call at the church from 11:30-12:45 prior to the service. Interment, South Jordan Cemetery. Funeral directors, Memorial Estates.


"Across the years I will walk with you, in the deep green forests, on the shores of san and when our time on earth is through, in Heaven, too, you will have my hand." Elizabeth.

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