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Obituary: Elmer Ray Moon

"We love you Dad and we'll miss you!"

Elmer Ray Moon, 91, a prominent Uintah Basin livestock rancher of Duchesne, Utah passed away October 3, 2004 at the home of his daughter Maryetta in Logan, Utah.

Born April 19, 1913 in Woodland, Utah to Heber and Emily Henrietta Van Tassell Moon. He married Arwella Caroline Pierce June 14, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death May 16, 2004.

Dad loved his family and friends, he had a great sense of humor, keen intellect, an incredible memory, a hard work ethic, a love of family history and a willingness to help others.

Elmer served as a missionary in the Eastern Canadian Mission (1935-1937) and served with his wife Arwella in the San Diego Mormon Battalion Visitors Center Mission and as temple workers in the Vernal and Provo Temples. He served as the Duchesne Stake President (14 years) and Stake Patriarch.

He was a Director for the Utah Federal Land Bank, Director of the Utah Wool Growers, served as a County Commissioner and on the Duchesne County Hospital Board. He received the "2002 Lifetime Service & Achievement Award" from the Duchesne Co. Soil Conservation District and the "2003 Old Timer Award" from the Duchesne Co. Cattlemen.

Elmer is survived by his children: Jerry (Kay) Moon of Logan, Maryetta Sampson (Dave) Mumford of Logan, Caroline Beth (Frank) Woodward of Orem, Louise (Arnold) Thiebaud of Valley Center, KS, Joyce (John) Eugster of South Jordan, Lee (Kathy) Moon of Duchesne and Judy (Richard) Bell of Park City, foster son Art (KaraLyn) Taylor of Duchesne; 39 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also survived by a brother Vern (Dorothy) and sisters Venice (Carl) Spencer and Florence Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7th at 11AM at the Duchesne 1st Ward with viewings Wed. Oct. 6th from 6-8PM and Thursday 9:30-10:30AM prior to the funeral, also at the Duchesne 1st Ward. Burial at the Duchesne City Cemetery under the direction of Hullinger Mortuary. E-mail condolences to:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or the LDS Missionary fund.