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Obituary: DEKORVER, GARY

Gary Leon DeKorver1945 ~ 2013Gary Leon DeKorver passed away June 27, 2013. After a courageous battle with cancer, he's riding tall in the saddle again. Born May 9, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Ut to Leon and Eleanor Gehrke Dekorver. Married Doreen Wake in 1970, and they raised 6 children together. His greatest joy in life was horses, rodeos, fishing, camping, hunting and being outdoors. He was a Vietnam Vet who served in the US Navy for 4 years. Owned and operated Roto-Rooter in Tooele for many years.Survived by his wife Doreen, his children Tony Meyer, Terri (Geno) Defa, David (Kim) DeKorver, Troy (Lisa) Meyer, Krysma-Mitzi (Mike) Long, 18 Grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Sisters Sharon Gansauge, and Bonnie Crippen, Brothers Robert (Elsie) DeKorver, Russell (Troylene) DeKorver and Kevin (Shauna) DeKorver. Many more extended family and friends.Preceded in death by his parents and daughter Carrie Ann DeKorver "Punky".Here's to an old cowboy who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Enjoy your last ride into the sunset.Memorial Services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1950 East Sandy, UT on July 1 at 2pm. Friends may call Sunday June 30 from 6-8pm and Monday July 1 from 12:30 1:45pm. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.