Milton Merwin Bess, age 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 2, 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born October 3, 1904 in Granger, Utah to John Henry Bess and Luella Moody Bess.Married Sarah Ann Rice in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death July 19, 1985, after 59 wonderful years as inseparable companions and sweethearts. He was a devoted, dedicated and compassionate husband, father, and grandfather.

Owner of Crown Jewelers Store, where he and his wife worked together for 25 years. He loved the outdoors--fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a member of the Olympus 9th Ward.

Survived by daughter, Shirley B. Rees; step daughter, Thelma Worsley; eight grandchildren, Patricia, Steven, Michael, Brad, Daniel Lawrence, Debra Smith, Russell Habbeshaw, Richard Worsley to whom he was like a father, and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Victor, Rulon, Juel, Ellis, and parents.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, at MacKay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, where friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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