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Vernon Joseph Hurst

September 23, 1926 — September 27, 2021

Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-greatgrandfather passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2021.

He is survived by his sister, Carol Petersen; and his children, Allen Hurst(Judy), Marilyn Farley, Karen Dalton(Ken), James Hurst(Karen), Gary Hurst(MaryAnn), Steven Hurst, Dale Hurst(Gillese), Dean Hurst(Tena), and Jay Hurst.

He was preceded in death by Beth LaRue VanValkenburg, Thelma Jorgensen, Dorine Ella Hancock, Dian (Hurst, Robb, Luschen), Glen Hurst, Paul Hurst.

Vernon was born on September 23, 1926 in Bancroft, Idaho to Howard Joseph Hurst and Hariet “Hattie” Amelia Vernon.

Vernon grew up on his father's farm in the Uintah Basin near Vernal, Utah where he graduated from high school. He took a course in airplane mechanics that he dearly enjoyed.

Vernon was drafted into the Army at the age of 18 and served as a Military Policeman in the Philippines at a POW camp at the end of World War II.

Vernon spent a good part of his life in the delivery business. He started his own company in 1982 delivering cabinets for Karman Kitchens. He called his business “The Cabinet Carrier”. He sold his business in 1989 and retired to southern California where he made many friends and had a great social life.

Vernon really enjoyed Square Dancing and traveled to many places to perform this hobby, including Berlin, Germany and on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir Dam.

Vernon also enjoyed working with wood where he made baskets out of oak scraps that he got from Karman Kitchens. He gave these baskets to family and friends at every opportunity. Vernon was always looking for projects to improve his home. He stayed busy.

Vernon served in the Stake High Counsel when he was in Southern California. Vernon and Dorine served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas in 1992 where they brought many to a knowledge of the Gospel.

Vernon enjoyed poetry. He wrote several poems and he loved Cowboy Poetry. He committed some poems to memory. He even quoted some of those poems to his hospice nurses. He had a sharp mind! He spent many evenings at the table with Allen and Judy, and anyone else who happened to be there, playing cards, and having great conversation. He won the last card game that he played.

Vernon was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Payson Mt. View 8th Ward Building, 789 E. Arrowhead Trail, where a viewing will be held prior to services from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South Redwood Road, Bluffdale, Utah.


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Service Schedule

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Viewing Service

Monday, October 4, 2021

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Payson Mt. View 8th Ward Building

789 Arrowhead Trail, Payson, UT 84651

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 4, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Payson Mt. View 8th Ward Building

789 Arrowhead Trail, Payson, UT 84651

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