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George Allan Day
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1940
Riverside County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1975
Daggett County
Utah, USA

Joint funeral services for two airplane crash victims were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Vernal Second Ward Chapel. Honored were George Allan Day, 35, and his son, David, 10.


Mr. Day, his son, and the pilot, Glade M. Southam, died instantly when their 1975 model Cessna 172 crashed in the rugged Ashley National Forest 14 miles south of Manila, in Daggett County, June 27.

Mr. Day was born June 27, 1940 in Riverside, California to George Arthur and Lurana Maxine Taylor Day.

He married Catherine Renee Decker December 28, 1963 in the Arizona LDS Temple.

He was a school teacher at Vernal Junior High School, owner and manager of Day's Photography Studio in Vernal, member of the LDS Church, Vernal Second Ward, president of the Elders' Quorum, served an LDS mission to Brazil, 1960-63, former Young Men's MIA president, former Explorer leader, former Scout leader, former Priesthood teacher and Sunday School teacher and dance director. He attended Arizona State College and Brigham Young University and graduated from the College of Southern Utah in 1969. He was photographer of yearbooks and newsreels at Southern Utah College, was a former sports writer for the Vernal Express and official photographer for the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo.

Survivors are his wife, Catherine, Vernal; one son, Joseph A.; three daughters, Dana, Tonia, and Catryna, all of Vernal; parents, Prescott, Arizona; one brother, Taylor Day, St. Louis, Missouri.

Burial for father and son was in the Vernal Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Thompson's Vernal Mortuary.
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  George Arthur Day (1902 - 1989)
  Lurana Maxine Taylor Day (1907 - 1986)
  David Allan Day (1964 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Vernal Memorial Park
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: BH115.75_L2_S2
Created by: A Ruppe
Record added: Apr 30, 2012
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George Allan Day
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