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Obituary: Milton Hyatt

CEDAR CITY, UT<! > . Milton Holt Hyatt, 82, passed away on March 21, 2001 at the Kolob Regional Care Center in Cedar City, Utah.

He was born on December 8, 1918 in St. George, Utah, son of Dr. Gilbert Delos and Mary La Verna Holt Hyatt. He married Irene Marsden on October 6, 1939 in the St. George LDS Temple.

Milton was raised in Parowan and graduated from Parowan High School. As a young boy, he owned his own pony and had fond memories of camping and fishing trips to Panguitch Lake and Mammoth Creek. He played the trombone in the high school band and learned about hard work in the local corn fields. After graduating from Dixie Junior College, he worked for Arden Dairies, in Los Angeles, California. He later transferred to Arden-Sunfreze Dairy in Cedar City. He was a Veteran of World War II where he served in the Navy as Yeoman for two years in the South Pacific. Following the War, he was employed as a chemist for U.S. Steel Corporation (Columbia Iron Mines) in Cedar City. He was also employed as the Service Manager at Jones Motor and as a Security Inspector for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Nevada Test Site for 15 years. He retired in 1978.

Milton, himself was a hard worker and taught his children the value of work. He was a great father and dedicated his life to providing for and serving his family. He was proud of his children and their accomplishments and took great satisfaction in the fact each child was a college graduate and married in an LDS temple. He valued education and believed in bettering ones self. He will long be remembered for his wisdom and ambition. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an active High Priest. He enjoyed serving in the St. George Temple and was a dedicated Home Teacher.

He took great pride in his yard and garden and loved to share his vegetables and fruits with family and neighbors. Throughout his life he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, gathering wood, and pine nut gathering excursions with his lovely companion. Milton loved traveling and especially enjoyed taking trips with his family to new and interesting places. He also loved dancing and could hold his own on any dance floor. He found great pleasure in hearing his wife, Irene play the piano and purchased an organ for their home so that he could enjoy continuously listening to her talent.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and an older brother, Dr. Ivan Delos Hyatt. He is survived by his wife, Irene of Cedar City; two sons and two daughters: M. Leon (Jerrolyn) Hyatt, Cedar City, Mrs. Don C. (Aliene) Overly, Kalispell, Montana, Mrs. Kent L. (Donna Rae) Jones, Fruit Heights, Utah, and Brent M. (Jan) Hyatt, Twin Falls, Idaho; nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving: three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Daniel B. (Helen) Crawford; Mrs. Reva Snow, Elson Don Hyatt all of St. George, Utah and Mrs. Victor (LaWana) Jones, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cedar 7th Ward LDS Chapel (256 South 900 West). Friends may call Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery.