Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Claude "C.A." Bland, age 81, died April 13, 1991 in West Valley City.
Born March 28, 1910 in Holton, Kansas, a son of Lorenzo and Ota Flanders Bland. Married Ardith Mathews, March 28, 1934 in Salt Lake City. Member LDS Church. Active in thorough-bred horse racing for over 30 years. He was a unique person, one of a king, and will be sorely missed.Survived by wife, Kearns; three sons, five daughters, Mrs. Myron (Carol) Jackson, West Valley; Mrs. Carl (Bonnie) Tessel, and Albert Bland, both Banning, Calif.; Mrs. Charles (Bev) Taylor, Murray; Mrs. Doug (Marilyn) Pearce, Taylorsville; Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Monfredi, Salt Lake; Jack Bland, San Francisco, Calif.; Keith Bland, Cheyenne, Wyoming; his dog Big Foot; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother, three sisters, Ivan Bland, Emily Barber, Salt Lake; Inez Peters, Midvale; Eva O'Trimba, Los Angeles, California. Preceded in death by daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Judy) Warr.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South. Friends may call Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 11:30-12:30 at McDougal Golden Rule Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Road.
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