Elden Grant Hurst, 87, born May 17, 1922 in Lynndyl, Utah to Albert LeRoy Hurst, Sr. and Alice Lambert Romney, passed away on May 23, 2009.
Raised in Lynndyl and Payson, Utah; graduated from Utah State Agricultural College; served in the US Navy in World War II.
A devoted husband and family man, Elden married Josephine "Joy" Rollins on June 23, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan; later sealed in the Logan Temple. Patriarch of 10 children, 35 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.
Taught at Hinckley High School, Delta Jr. and Sr. High Schools, and Olympus High School. Honored as Outstanding Biology Teacher for Utah in 1971.
A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elden fulfilled many callings including bishop of Hinckley Ward, missionary with Joy in England Coventry, avid genealogical researcher and name extractor. Member, Sons of Utah Pioneers; all his ancestral lines came to Utah as pioneers.
Survived by wife Joy; children Jeanette (Ron) Drake, Lucile (Grant) Anderson, Wendell (JoAnn) Hurst, Laura (Art) May, Lowell (Lucy) Hurst, Evan (Grethe) Hurst, Elizabeth (Van) Lund, Paul (RosaMaria) Hurst, Susan (Kindree) Hurst; sister, Mary Washburn. Preceded in death by siblings Annie, Albert Jr., Glendon, Vernon, Leah Coray, Miles, Neldon, and Harold; son Farrell; grandson Thomas Hurst; great-grandson Jackson Hurst.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Yale Ward Chapel, 1431 Gilmer Drive, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple Street, and Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Yale Ward Building.
Interment: Mountain Green Cemetery.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News on May 24, 2009.
Josephine Bybee Rollins Hurst
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