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Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, E. Vern Bringhurst, 75, passed away April 30, 1996 at home.

Born May 5, 1920, Cottonwood, Utah, to Lewis Scott Bringhurst and Jessie Maude Crosby. Married Oceal Noack on Jan. 7, 1941, Salt Lake City, Utah; solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on April 24, 1954.Active member of the LDS Church, serving in numerous leadership capacities. Vern loved working with the soil and was an accomplished gardener, past president of the Utah Mens Garden Club and member of the Gladiola Society. For over 50 years he had a unique love for gladiolas and the joy they brought to others who received them as gifts. Served 32 years on the Cottonwood Improvement District as a board member and as chairman for 15 years. Also served as chairman of the board of Central Valley Water Reclamation District. Loved to hunt and fish with his family, friends and his Chesapeake dogs.

Survived by loving wife, Oceal, children, Ellis V. and Linda, Sandy; Dennis M. and Randy, Sandy; Larry C. and Kathy, Holladay; Lynda B. and Joe C. Bennett, Manti; and Garry T. and Sheila, Sterling; foster daughter, Julia and Dan Hadley, Tuba City, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; brother, J. M. "Spike" and Faye, Tucson, Ariz.; and sisters, Vera and Ray Gablenz, Cleo "Effie" and Ron Madsen, all of Rawlins, Wyoming; preceded in death by parents, brothers, Eldon S., Theron L., Hugh C. and J. Homer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, 1996, 12 noon, at the Willow Creek 9th Ward, 2350 Creek Road (8200 South), Sandy, Utah. Friends may call at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 South) Friday, May 3, 1996, from 6-8 p.m. and at the Willow Creek 9th Ward the day of the services from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment: Mountain View Memorial Estates.

Our deep appreciation to Dr. G. Michael Vincent and staff, LDS Hospital, Hospice, and youth of the community and how he touched them with his example of "love for life".

"He taught us the value of a hard day's work"

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