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Obituary: Ralph William Menlove

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Ralph William Menlove, age 73 passed away peacefully on July 3, 2000.

Ralph was born January 11, 1927, the fourth child to Rhea Taylor and Walter Leo Menlove in Payson, Utah. He married VaLoy Keetch on June 18, 1948 in the Manti Temple. They are the parents of six children.

Ralph graduated from Payson High School, served in the Military, graduated from Brigham Young University, and received his masters degree from the University of Utah. He was a life time educator; a teacher at Payson High School, administrator for Sevier School District, and Superintendent of Juab School District. Ralph's career was tragically cut short and his personal life drastically changed when he was injured in a car accident in November 1971. Ralph will always be remembered and respected as a master educator. Ralph was very active in the LDS Church, and served in various callings, including high councilman at the time of his accident.

Ralph is survived by VaLoy and their six children, Neal and Terry Menlove; Sheri and Devon Vickers; Martell and Ronda Menlove; JoDene Arakelian; Nathan and Teresa Menlove; Carolee and Don Child; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Max and Robert Menlove; two sisters, Ruth Ann Wheeler and LouDene Peery and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ted and grandson Richard Menlove.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2000 in the Nephi 3rd Ward, 355 East 500 North. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W. 300 N. and at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.