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 John Harold Berrett

John Harold Berrett

South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 29 Jun 1971 (aged 73)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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John Berrett
Funeral Set
In Riverton

RIVERTON — Funeral services for John Harold Berrett, 73, 13084 S. 17th W., Riverton, who died Tuesday in a Salt Lake City hospital of a heart ailment, will be held Friday at noon in the Riverton Stake Center, 1855 W. 13400 S.

Mr. Berrett was the father of LaMar C. Berrett of Orem and the brother of William E. Berrett of Provo.

He was born Sept. 16, 1897, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, to Heber Hookway and Ellen Eleanor Walker Berrett. He married Stella Wright on April 13, 1916, in Union, Salt Lake County; the marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

Active in the LDS Church, Mr. Berrett was president of YMMIA, president of his Elders' Quorum, Sunday School superintendent, counselor in the Bishopric, stake Sunday school superintendent and High Priest Group leader.

He served as Bishop of the Riverton Ward from 1953 to 1958 and was stake president of Riverton Stake from 1960 to 1962. Mr. Berrett was employed by Riverton Motor for 32 years, 25 of them as manager, until his retirement. He was past holder of the world championship heavyweight horsepulling title. He was also a farmer in Riverton.

Survivors include his widow; three sons and one daughter, H. Emery and Vere G. Berrett, both Riverton; LaMar C. Berrett, Orem; Mrs. Clemont (Yvonne) Bishop, Sandy; 30 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one brother, William E. Berrett, Provo.

Friends may call at 8090 S. State, Midvale, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday at the stake center one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Murray City Cemetery.

Source-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah Wednesday, June 30,1971

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56854
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Harold Berrett (16 Sep 1897–29 Jun 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56854, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .