|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1919|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1977|
Bruce Hepworth dies in California
Relatives in Star Valley received word last week of the death of Bruce Hepworth, a former valley resident, in California.
Funeral services were held at Hayward, Calif., and short services will be held Friday, Feb 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Grover Ward Chapel, with burial in the Grover Cemetery.
Funeral services held at Grover for Bruce Hepworth
Bruce S. Hepworth, 57, former Grover resident, died Friday, Jan 28 at his work at the Oakland, Calif., School Nursery where he worked as a gardener.
Funeral services were held in the Hayward, Calif. 3rd Ward under the direction of Bp. E. Grieg Graslind Feb 1.
Additional funeral services were held in the Grover Ward Chapel Friday Feb 3 at 1:30 p.m. under the direction of Bp. Blair Allen. Burial was in the Grover Cemetery with military honors.
Bruce was born Dec 23, 1919, the sixth child and third son of David Edgar and Mary Elizabeth Simmons Hepworth.
He attended grade school in Grover and graduated from Star Valley High School, after which he went to Weiser, Idaho where he graduated from Weiser Vocational School. He worked on the Anderson Ranch Dam in Oregon and later for Remington Arms in Salt Lake City.
He was drafted into the service of his country in March of 1943. He was sent to France, where he was wounded and taken prisoner and spent about three months in a hospital in France. After the area was recaptured, Bruce was sent to England where he spent a year and a half recovering from his wound and then was returned home. At Salt Lake City he worked for Sears. Later he returned to Grover to help on his father's farm and helped to build a home.
He married Maxine Nelson June 3, 1952 at Auburn, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. they made their home in Grover while Bruce worked at the Palisades Dam. Their first two sons were born there.
After the dam was completed they moved to California where Bruce worked for Eleric Rim Co. as a welder. From there he went to the Oakland School District were he worked until his death.
Bruce was active in his church in California, where he served as a stake missionary, scoutmaster for 12 years, in his Elders quorum presidency and in many other positions. At the time of his death he was president of the Sunday School and a worker in the Oakland LDS Temple.
He loved sports having played football in high school and baseball. He attended the games his son Jeff played in and took boys on trips. He was loved by all the boys.
Surviving are his wife Maxine, and sons, David Max, St. Louis, Mo.; Michael Bruce, Rexburg, Idaho; Jeffery N., Hayward, Calif., daughters, Delena Hayward and a foster daughter Sherry Ann Anderson; his mother, Mary S. Hepworth, Grover; brothers, Wallace Hepworth, Hayward, Calif.; Ted Hepworth, Gridley, Calif.; and Rex Hepworth, Auburn, Wyo,; sisters Mar Alma (Doris) Shumway, Afton; Mrs Serell (Laverne) Hurd, Grover; Mrs Otto (Beatrice) Hall, Salt Lake City.
One grandson and his father preceded him in death.
Hepworth, Bruce ( i 3 Feb 1977 ) ( 1 )Star Valley Independent
Bruce "S" HEPWORTH is the son of David Edgar HEPWORTH and Mary Elizabeth SIMONS
Maxine Nelson Hepworth (1934 - 2008)*
PVT U S Army World War II
Plot: Block 37 Lot 3
Created by: Carol STEVENS
Record added: Dec 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23249351