Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Vernon Hurst, 79, died Tuesday, October 2, 1990 in the Mountain View Hospital in Payson, of cancer.

He was born on October 8, 1910 in the Mormon Colonies in Old Mexico, the son of Albert LeRoy and Alice Lambert Romney Hurst. He married Theda A. Jex on December 9, 1939 in the Manti LDS Temple. He worked as a building contractor and owned and operated Hurst Red-Y-Mix in Spanish Fork.He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has served as bishop in both the 2nd and 9th Wards, in Spanish Fork. He served on the High Council for the Spanish Fork South Stake for 20 years. He was currently the director of the Spanish Fork Regional Name Extraction Center, where he has served for over seven years. He was active in civic organizations and served on the Spanish Fork City Council.

Survivors include his wife of Spanish Fork, and three daughters: Mrs. Fred (LaVerne) Vincent, Spanish Fork; Ann Marie VonHoene, Santa Rosa, California; Mrs. John L. (Marilyn) Cowan, Payson; 21 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters and five brothers: Mary Washburn, Delta; Leah Coray, and Miles P. Hurst, both of Payson; Eldon G. Hurst, Glendon Hurst, Neldon Hurst, all of Salt Lake City; Harold Hurst, Spanish Fork (now serving a mission in Pennsylvania). He was preceded in death by one brother, Albert Hurst Jr. and one sister, Annie Hurst.

Funeral services will be Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. in the Spanish Fork LDS 9th Ward Chapel, 98 South Main. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday morning at the mortuary from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

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