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Obituary: Vern J. Crandall

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Vern J. Crandall, age 62, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.

He was born March 18, 1939 in Logan, Utah to Bliss H. and Mildred J. Crandall. He is the father of Lance (Janalee Yates), Shane and Scott (presently serving in the Lima Peru North Mission).

He graduated with a B.S. in Statistics from Brigham Young University. He received a Master of Science in Statistics from Kansas State University. He continued his education at the University of Washington in Seattle where he received his PhD in

Biomathematics.

He held many professional positions, including a professor of Computer Science at BYU, Vice President of Software Engineering at Novell, Sun Microsystems, and Digital Technology International. He was a consultant for IBM where he traveled extensively all over the world. He was a keynote speaker at several conferences on software testing and design. He co-authored a professional text entitled "Inroads to Software Quality." He was an expert in software design,

development, and testing.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many leadership positions. He was a member of the bishopric, a High Priest Group Leader, Gospel Doctrine teacher and he served as first counselor to the

Mission President while fulfilling his mission in the France/Belgium Mission.

Vern possessed a unique sense of humor. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, fishing and hunting. He loved teaching and the cultural arts. He was an avid reader and one of his favorite pastimes was to listen to beautiful music. He had a loving spirit and was always available to help and listen to those in need.

He is survived by his three sons, Lance (Janalee), Shane, and Scott; his mother, Mildred J. Crandall of Provo; two brothers B. Lynn Crandall (Beth) of Springville and Ken L. Crandall (Linda) of Orem. He was preceded in death by his father Bliss H. Crandall.

Funeral services will be held in the Slate Canyon 4th Ward, 715 Utah Ave., Provo, Utah (turn east at 800 South off State Street in Provo) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002. The viewing will be at Berg Mortuary in Provo, 185 East Center Street, from 6-8 p.m. on Monday night, Jan. 7, 2002, and at the Church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday.