Arden Behling Tesch (Corky), 76, peacefully passed away with his family by his side on April 19, 1998.

He was born in West Jordan, Utah on February 4, 1922, the son of Frederick and Elsa Tesch. He married Norma (Tommie) Thomas on June 24, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.The total joy in Corky's life was his family. His sense of humor, positive attitude, and his genuine caring for others kept him surrounded by friends and loved ones throughout his life.

Corky was active in West Jordan City Government as Past President of the Jaycees; on the Board of Planning and Zoning Commission and was the Past President of the Utah Lake Irrigation District. He also drove busses for the Jordan School District for 28 years and was considered one of the best farmers in the valley. After spending most of their lives in West Jordan, Corky and Tommie moved to Murtaugh, Idaho where they continued a successful farming business. After 10 years in Southern Idaho, they moved to St. George, Utah, where they have lived for the past seven years.

He is survived by his best friend and the love of his life, his wife; son, Dennis (ValRae), West Jordan; daughter, DeAnn (Dan), Salt Lake City; daughter, Sue (Regan), Flagstaff, Arizona; son, Kelly (Jodie), Murtaugh, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Lazzarni, Monterey, California; aunt, Mabel Davidson, Salt Lake City.

At Corky's request, he will be cremated. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 23, 1998, at 2 p.m. in the Goff Mortuary Chapel 8090 So. State. A visitation time for friends and family will be held on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

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