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Death: Val Baker Jennings

Val Baker Jennings, 80, died October 25, 1997 at his home.

He was born January 25, 1917 in Baker, Nevada to Henry Milton and Estella Eunice Dalton Jennings. He married Sarepta Prince Sept. 29, 1940 in Reno Nevada, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.Val was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend. He was very kind to his parents. As an active member of the LDS Church, he held callings such as Financial Clerk, Bishop's Councilor and Sunday School Superintendent. He was manager of the Employment Security office where he worked for 33 years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He helped bring Koret of California to the Price area and helped establish the Nursing and Mining programs at the College of Eastern Utah. He was also an active member of the Rotary Club. He was past president of the Western Boys Baseball Association, in support of his boys. He was the state president of International Association of Personnel of Employment Security and was a representative of the Carbon County Senior Citizen's Coalition, a member of the Senior Legislature and received the Governer's Award for Volunteerism.

He is survived by his wife, Sarepta, of Price and five sons and their wives; Val John and Nancy of Virginia; Douglas and Lorna of Price; Joseph Paul and Vicki of Orem, Floyd and Susan of Cedar City; and Howard and Sherry of Price; 38 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Jess, Hank, Dell and Arvil, and sister, LuZene Frampton. Preceded in death by grandson, Robert Allen, and sisters, Elva Jean, Fern and Elinor and brother, Milton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at 11 a.m. in the Gordon Creek LDS Chapel located behind the hospital in Price. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be held in the Price City Cemetery.

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