Our beloved husband and father, Ralph Bracken, age 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep at a local care center from complications of diabetes and pneumonia February 7, 1991.
Born October 14, 1909 in Ophir, Utah, to Ernest and Clara Elizabeth Nelson Bracken. Married Norma J. Stokes, January 19, 1934, in Cleveland, Utah. They were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple February 26, 1948. He worked as a coal miner in Carbon County for twenty years and retired from Kennecott Copper after 20 years.He is survived by his wife Norma; four children, Belva E. Wayman; Ralph LaVell and his wife Mary Jane; Mrs Dean (Dorine) Ralph and Mrs Wally (Lana) Siple; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers, Ernest Grant Bracken; Clarice Ross Bracken (William Jackson) and a sister, Melba Alice Ray.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 9, 1991, 1:30 p.m., in the Tooele, Utah City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday 6 -8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 Noon.
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