Earl Nephi Avis, 67, died peacefully at home after a courageous battle with ALS.
Earl was born April 8, 1933, in Salt Lake City to James Lester and Alice Gledhill Avis. He married Sharon Rose Webb Jan. 5, 1955, divorced. He married Dorothy Lou Jensen Oct. 3, 1964, di-vorced. He married Alice Goates Watts on Aug. 17, 1995.
Earl graduated from South High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He served as a Salt Lake City police officer for 25 years, and with the U. S. Marshall Service.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings.
He loved rides with his wife and friends, family gatherings, vacations, gardening, and ballroom dancing at the Apollo Hall and Murray Arts Center.
He had a great love for his family and will be greatly missed.
Earl is survived by his wife, Alice; sons, Dan (Kelly) and Rod (Stephanie); daughters,
Karree Bradford, Janet, Laura, Lynie (Daniel) Fraga; brother, Kenneth (Deanna); sisters, Alice (Tommy) Smith; Jean Bittler, Lillian
(Eckhardt) Prawitt; Pauline (Curt) Hood; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Joseph, and infant son, David.
Funeral services will be held at the Country Club Chapel, 5212 W. Country Club Drive, Highland, on March 17, 2001, at noon. Friends and family may call at Lake Hills
Memorial Park, 10055 S. State, Sandy,
Friday, March 16, between 6 - 8 p.m.,
and at the church on Saturday between 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. prior to services.
Interment Lake Hills Cemetery, Sandy, UT.