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Moab, UT

77.9 F

    Ferris J. Hunt
    1926 ~ 2010

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    Our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Ferris J. Hunt, age 83, passed away at his home while surrounded by his family on May 9, 2010.

    He was born May 21, 1926 in Green River, Utah to Elias and Eva Johnson Hunt.

    He married Malinda “Mindy” Hoggatt on November 13, 1949 in Ely, Nevada.

    Ferris was a graduate of Green River High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theatre and later participated in the Atomic Bomb Tests known as “Operation Crossroads” at Bikini Atoll. Ferris worked for the Utah Department of Transportation for 37 years as an engineer.

    He was the last surviving charter member of the Green River American Legion Post No. 103. He made sure that each veteran buried in the Elgin Cemetery was properly recognized for their service to their country. He was also a member of the Price Elks lodge No. 1550.

    Ferris enjoyed gardening, good lively conversations, caring for his family and taking care of everyone in his own special way. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Mindy Hunt, Price, Utah; children, Jon (Sheryl) Hunt, Schedelbach, Germany, Susan Turner, Sunnyside, Utah, Dan (Lisa) Hunt, Helper, Utah; sister, Maedell (Gary) Ekker, Green River, Utah; nieces and nephew, Lyda (Dale) Crane, Lynda (Jesus) Zamora, Carla (Roger) Jones, Chet (Brenna) Hunt; his partner in highways, Don Shurtz and a granddaughter; “special” nephew, Kenny (Vena) Tryon; eight grandchildren, Jenny Turner, Malinda “Bo” (Jason) Roth, Lorraine Turner, Range Hunt, Kaleb Hunt, Jeremy Hunt, Cody Hunt, Jessica Hunt; five great-grandchildren, Dillon Hunt, Seth Hunt, Drew Hunt, Cy Roth and Dawson Roth.

    Ferris was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim (Julie) Hunt; son-in-law, Ben Turner; grandson, Jeffery Hunt; his parents; four brothers and four sisters.

    A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at the Elgin Cemetery in Green River. Family members were at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street in Price, on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. to receive friends. Military honors will be accorded by the Green River and Price American Legions.

    Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home, where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Ferris at www.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Active Re-Entry, care of Perkey Travel, 435-637-4950.

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