Max Bleazard passed away at his home on June 18, 1999, surrounded by his loving family. He was 78 years old.
He was born in Peoa, Utah on March 8, 1921 to Gerald S. and Ella M. Bleazard. He grew up in Erda, Utah, working hard at a young age on his father's farm. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1939. He married LaVon J. "Bonnie" Cassity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in September of 1943. They lived in Grantsville with their five children. He was an active member of the LDS Church. He served in the Philippines during World War II. He spent most of his career ranching and farming, but also served Grantsville as a policeman for many years. He was one of the original founders of the Tooele County Livestock Show and served as the treasurer for 52 years. He was a long time member of the Grantsville Lion's Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was a great example of hard work, patience, persistence and fun. He felt his most important accomplishment was raising a good family.He is survived by his wife of 55 years and his three sons, Mark (Shawna), Craig (Kristy) of Grantsville, John (Kathryn) of Erda, and daughter, Val of Provo. He also has 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters (Rose, June and Beth), and daughter (Boneta).
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the Grantsville West Stake Center, 115 East Cherry St. Friends and family may call on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 So Main St., Tooele, and at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Grantsville City Cemetery.
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