DeMar Gale of Mapleton, Utah, passed peacefully away Sunday evening, April 06, 1997.
DeMar and Dorothy, his wife of 60 years, had moved back to central Utah 4 years ago after having lived in Washington State for the forty three years.DeMar is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughters, Deloris and her husband Vern Fischer of San Manual, AZ; and Myrna and her husband John Hoopes of Globe, AZ; sons, Douglas and his wife LaVon of Benton City, WA; Leon and his wife Judith of Fountain Hills, AZ; Kenneth and his wife Cherrie of Richland, WA; Marvin and his wife Claudia of Taylorsville, UT; Ronald and his wife Shelly of Beaverton, OR; Rex and his wife Susan; and Floyd and his wife Georgia both of Snohomish, WA. He is also survived by 48 grand children, 27 great-grand children, eight brothers and sisters, six uncles and aunts and enough close friends to populate a major country.
DeMar, trained as a pattern maker for the initial startup of Geneva Steel Plant but spent most of his professional career as a general contractor building hundreds of homes, hotels and other commercial buildings, and numerous chapels for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Quality craftsmanship was his hallmark.
After a life time of building he could honestly say he had never worked on a project where the owners would not welcome him back.
DeMar was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day and actively served all his life in bishoprics, high councils, and in priesthood quorum and auxiliary leaderships. He and his wife, Dorothy, served two full time missions for the Church.
DeMar's passing will leave a major void in the lives all he served but the legacy of hard work, integrity, service and faith he left will warm lives for generations to come.
Funeral services will be held, Thurs., April 10, 1997 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel located at 1600 North Main, Mapleton, Utah. Friends may call Wednesday evening at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 So., Springville, from 6 to 8 p.m. or Thurs. at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
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