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Obituary: Arvil G. Stone, Ph.D

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Arvil G. Stone, Ph.D 1/8/1950 ~ 5/25/2005 Arvil G. Stone was born Jan 8, 1920, Vineyard, Utah to Arvil Oliver and Ruth Goodrich Stone. He married Melba Smith February 14, 1942. He received a B.S. Degree from BYU and Masters and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Utah. Arvil was an educator. He spent 44 years in education, including 37 years as an administrator. While education was his vocation, he had as avocations, writing and genetic research. He published numerous biographical sketches, essays, and various other articles. He had a keen interest in genetics and under the supervision of geneticist, Dr. Willard Hollander, of Iowa State University, did extensive investigation into the powers and effects of various mutant genes in the production of colors of iridescence, temperament and of structure in various Columbia Livia forms. Results of his work were published regularly for several years in the newsletters of the genetics department of Iowa State University. He was active in the LDS Church, serving in four bishoprics, including a term as bishop. Church service also included assignments in five high councils and in two stake presidencies. He served as a local missionary and with his wife served in the San Diego Mission. He served also as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple. He is survived by his wife, Melba; and children, Ronald (Robyn) Stone of Midway, Jay (Kris) Stone of Salt Lake City, Jeanne (Todd) Soper of Sandy, and Suzy (Tom) Livingston of Salt lake City. He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Steven Stone. He has 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children. He is survived by four brothers and a sister, Reed (Jane) Stone of Provo, Dal and Don Stone of Lake Elsinore, CA, Myrle (Eldon) Cox of Salt Lake City, and Kay (Sherlean) Stone of Lehi. Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday, June 1, 2005, 11 a.m. at the Willow Creek 7th Ward, 2115 East Creek Road (8200 S.) Friends and family may call prior to service at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Midway City Cemetery. Cannon Mortuary, funeral directors.