Earnest Charles Treseder died the evening of Thursday, March 5, 1998 of heart failure while sitting in his favorite chair at home. He was having a wonderful evening, chatting with his wife, of 57 years, Virginia, and daughter Margaret, who had just arrived from Tucson.

Earnest was born in Magna, Utah, the son of William Q. and Julia Worthen Treseder. He was the second son of six boys. He never tired of telling stories of his wonderful youth with his brothers and friends. He graduated from Cypress High School and attended the University of Utah until he left to serve his country in World War II. He was affiliated with the oil industry for 50 years, working for Texaco and Blackett Oil. He was deeply involved in the community and the arts. His charming outgoing love for all will be greatly missed.Survived by his wife, Virgina Brown Treseder; son, Nicholas K. (wife, Nell); grandchildren, Brooke and Hunter; son, Keith (wife, Debbie); grandson Benjamin; daughter, Margaret (husband, Brent); granddaughter, Allison Richards (Phil); great-granddaughter, Taylor; and granddaughter, Andrea Brown (Doug); great-granddaughter, Megan. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Quillen, Keith, Rex.

"Goodnight sweet prince"

His wishes were to be cremated. Memorial services will be held at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, on Monday, March 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family in celebration of Earnie's life at the family home, 1512 Sunnyside Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Assistance League Of Salt Lake City, 2060 East 3300 South, Box 9353, 84109 or to "The Prevent Blindness Organization" in care of Colleen Malouf at 6615 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111.

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