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Death: Charles R. Berrett

Charles R. Berrett, age 72, died February 24, 1998 at his home in St. George, Utah, after a valiant struggle with a long term illness.

He was born October 4, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles E. and Inez Moulton Berrett. He married Ruby Amy Hansen on June 6, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah.Charles graduated in 1951 with honors, cum laude from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry. He earned his Master's Degree in Microbiology in 1970 from the University of Utah at age 45. He was licensed as an ASCP, MT. His expertise was in Endocrinology with his thesis in Molecular Biology. He served in World War II from 1944 to 1946 with the Eighth Army Air Force, European Theater. He was honorably discharged. Charles spent 35 years at Holy Cross Hospital in the clinical laboratory with 25 years as laboratory manager. He belonged to the Jaycees and Elks-Dixie Lodge. He was a little league baseball coach, and was an adjunct professor of Medical Technology at the University of Utah. Charles was a member of the LDS Church. He was an accomplished accordionist, loved music, fishing, golfing, skiing, automobiles, and time spent with his wife and children.

Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby; daughter, Rickie B. Lake; sons: Charles Edward (Joey) Berrett; Kory R. (Patricia) Berrett; Spencer R. (Laura) Berrett and Tony L. (Cheryl) Berrett; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Charles' mother to the Lupus Foundation of Utah, 45 East Gentile, Suite 2, Layton, Utah 84041.

Charles was preceded in death by his

parents.

Graveside services will be held Sat., February 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 S. 1700 E., Sandy, Utah. Friends may call Sat. from 1-2 p.m. prior to services. Arrangements under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 300 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, UT, 673-4221.

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