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 Carl Dean Speirs

Carl Dean Speirs

Birth
Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Death 3 Dec 2010 (aged 86)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Ivins, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 62714201 · View Source
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Carl Dean Speirs of St. George, Utah, died on Friday, December 3, 2010 at age 86. Having suffered a serious stroke in December 1998, Carl endured this difficult period in his life with a kind and cheerful spirit.

Carl was born on June 2, 1924, in Montpelier, Idaho, to George Sidney Speirs and Henrietta Danks, the 14th and last child of their family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He moved to Bell, California in 1939, where he graduated from Bell High School. In 1945, Carl married Barbara Lee. They had two daughters, Lee Speirs Baker and Carol Speirs Stevens and a son, James Sidney Speirs.

Carl is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany from 1945-1947 and was promoted to Sergeant during that time. In June 1955, Carl graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Dairy Husbandry. After working in the Dairy industry he got his teaching credential and taught grade school in the Los Angeles area until he retired in 1986. He loved teaching and was well-loved by his students. In 1969, Carl married Mary Ellen Douthit and they have been married for 41 years. He became a loving stepfather to Sandy Durfee Heninger, Jeanie Durfee Ross and David Franklin Durfee and was a wonderful grandfather to all of the grandchildren.

After two heart attacks he retired from teaching and moved to Ivins, Utah. Due to his daily walk up Snow Canyon, it was suggested he check out working for NIF and soon became employed by NIF, later Red Mountain Spa, as a walk and hiking leader. His last day of great health was spent hiking to the top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. He never lost his joy of visiting Snow Canyon, Zion or any number of other hiking areas of Southern Utah.

Carl is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Speirs; six children; 28 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Green Valley 3rd & 7th Ward Chapel, 1282 W. 500 S. Circle., St. George, UT. There will be a viewing Friday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will take place in the Ivins City Cemetery


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  • Created by: Ross Woolsey
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62714201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Dean Speirs (2 Jun 1924–3 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62714201, citing Ivins City Cemetery, Ivins, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ross Woolsey (contributor 46894751) .