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Death: Val M Hebertson

Val M Hebertson, 62, passed away peacefully October 23, 1997, in Tulsa, Oklahoma following a battle with cancer.

Val was born January 7, 1935 in Vineyard, Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with Bachelor's degrees in Geology and Chemistry and a Master's degree in Business Administration. Following a tour of service with the United States Army in Virginia and Greenland, Val had a long and prosperous career in the oil and gas industry. He worked briefly for El Paso Natural Gas and Mobil Oil Corporation and in 1970, joined Amerada Hess Corporation with responsibilities for their world-wide treasury function. Four years later he was named Vice President at Amerada Hess to oversee offshore oil and gas exploration for the continental U.S. and Alaska. In 1980, he transferred to Tulsa and added onshore exploration to his responsibilities. In 1984, he formed the Corporate Technology department. Val retired from Amerada Hess on January 1, 1995.He loved hunting, fishing, the fine arts, and spoiling his five grandchildren.

He was also particularly supportive of The Boy Scouts of America and higher education. He served on Advisory Boards at Brigham Young University and The University of Tulsa. Val was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; sons, Gregory Hebertson and his wife, Melinda (Cottrell), Houston, TX and Christopher Hebertson and his wife, Kristina (Hickey), Tahlequah, OK; daughter, Valerie Brown and her husband, Dr. Scott Brown, Dayton, OH; brothers Wayne, and his wife, Joan; Richard and his wife, Barbara; David and his wife, Randy; all of Salt Lake City, UT; Leon, Bakersfield, CA; sister, JoAnne Thomas and her husband, John, Provo, UT; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hebertson, St. George, UT; grandchildren, Amanda, Griffin, and Hayden Brown, Dayton, OH; Geoffrey and Alexandra Hebertson, Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Keith Hebertson, and sister-in-law, Lois Hebertson.

Contributions may be made to Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America or General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thurs., October 30, 1997 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive where friends may call on Wed. evening from 6-8:30 p.m. and on Thurs. from 8:45-9:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment Wasatch Lawn Mausoleum.

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