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Earnest Slemp “Ernie” Dean

Max Meadows, Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Jul 1997 (aged 82)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 12 E 084 6
Memorial ID 34531 · View Source
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Earnest Slemp Dean "Ernie"

Earnest "Ernie" Slemp Dean, age 82, died July 26, 1997 in Salt Lake City.

Born September 19, 1914 in Max Meadows, Virginia, a son of John Henry and Dora Lee Whitt Dean. Married Daisy Katherine Bratton on November 10, 1934; she passed away on July 5, 1976. He later married Mildred Murray Smith; later separated.

Served in World War II in Rhineland and Central Europe, where he received several medals. Ernie and his brothers were musicians, known as the Dean Brothers across the southeastern states. He earned his living working in the mines in Virginia until his early 40's and was a brick mason for the rest of his working days. Ernie loved being with people and helping them all he could. He and Katherine reared a wonderful family on unity and love. He will be greatly missed, not only by his family, but by his many, many friends.

Survived by three sons and one daughter: Kyle Dean, West Jordan; Monroe (Linda) Dean, North Salt Lake; Nancy (Michael) Meadowcroft, Taylorsville; Willard Franklin (Carol) Dean, Salt Lake City; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Many thanks to the staff at the VA Medical Center. A special thanks to grandson, Chris for his love and support during his last days.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 12 noon, at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, where friends may call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., and Thursday, 11-11:45 a.m.

Interment: Murray City Cemetery

Source-Deseret News Tuesday, July 29, 1997 Obituary

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34531
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Earnest Slemp “Ernie” Dean (19 Sep 1914–26 Jul 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34531, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .