Earl Vincent Chettle died December 14, 1990 of luekemia.
Born August 30, 1905 in Mammoth, Utah to George Chettle andAgnes Marsh Chettle.He was the eldest of seven children: VioletCrawford (dec.), Audrey Hertz McClintock and Winifred Dudley of SunCity, Arizona, Leona Butterfield of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and DorothyLamont of San Francisco, Lyndon Chettle, Livingston, Tennessee.
He married Lavina Smith on December 23, 1936. He had two sons and one daughter: Brent William of Northridge, Calif., Robert George of Cave Creek, Arizona, and Dianne Marie (Samuelson) ofMorgan, Utah.
He was reared primarily in the Salt Lake area. He attendedWest High School and earned a B.S. Degree at the University of Utah Engineering School. He did graduate work at the University of Colorado. He had been engaged in mining and civil engineering projects throughout the world. He was Chief Engineer in the design and construction of Ogden Arsenal. While employed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, he was one of the engineers who designed and built the Pine View Reservoir. He worked in the Denver Bureau of Reclamation on the design of large dams in the U.S., and spent time in New Mexico designing and constructing a water distribution system (mountain tunnels) for the Conchas Dam. Following college he left for Hyder, Alaska, where he worked on mining projects for U.S.Smelting & Refining Company. From 1930-35 he was the City Engineer for Brigham City.
He was active in the military before and during World War II. He was Battalion Commander in Illinois and Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He left the U.S. Army as a Major. He formed his own company, United Engineers, in 1948. He was a member of the Ogden York Rite of Freemasonry and a Master Mason of Amity Lodge No. 23 of Brigham City. He was the oldest member of the Brigham City Lodge. He was a member of the National Sojourners.
He belonged to the Society of Civil Engineers, Chemical Engineers and Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.
He was active in the Democratic Party for most of his life. He was Chairman of Representative District No. 13 and of Senatorial District No. 4. He was a member of the State Central Committee. He was appointed to the Committee on Air Conservation by Governor Calvin Rampton in 1967.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., December 17,1990 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 S. Highland Drive where friends may call Sunday 5-7 p.m. and Monday one half hour prior to services. Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to American Cancer Society,610 E. South Temple, SLC, UT 84102.
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