Don Buys Giles "Uncle Don"
Our beloved husband, father, brother, gramps, uncle and friend to all, passed away at home in Tabiona, UT of heart failure on Feb. 17, 2011. Born to Thomas M & Martha B Giles on Sept. 17, 1927, in Hanna, Utah, the youngest of twelve children. Don married his sweetheart Alfreda Ivie Sept. 16, 1946, which was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Don was a big influence in all of his grandkids lives, especially his grandson Chad. They spent a lot of time together when Chad was younger. Chad followed his grandpa almost everywhere. They especially enjoyed going fishing and hunting. Don worked hard his whole life, primarily as a grader operator in the asphalt industry. After he retired he still enjoyed working "just for fun." If anyone ever needed any help with anything, they knew they could always call on "Uncle Don." He was also a BIG fan of the Tabiona Tigers, Lady Tigers & Utah Jazz Basketball teams. Don is survived by his wife of 64 years Alfreda, Tabiona; daughters Lorna, Dalene (Bill) Bacus, Jana Lee, all of Salt Lake; Patti (Craig) Olson, Oak Harbor, WA; grandkids Madison and Harley, Tabiona; brother Kent (Joyce) Giles, St. George; 19 grand-kids, 33 great-grand-kids and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, four brothers, three children Don 1971, Karen 1991, Connie 2003, a great-grandson Andres 2007 and a son-in-law Donny 2010. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 12 Noon in the Tabiona LDS Church, Tabiona, Utah. Viewings will be on Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 North Main Street, Heber City, and on Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. prior to the services at the LDS Church. Interment will follow the services in the Tabiona Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinhoopes.com