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GALE E. SEARLE


Gale Searle's entry in Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970

Gale E. Searle "Till We Meet Again"

Our beloved father passed away peacefully November 19, 2005. He was the son of Celestia Irene (Twitchell) and Orin Leo Searle, born in Lyman, WY, Nov 21, 1925. He graduated Delta High School 1944.

He served in the 508th 82nd Airborne during World War II and made over 50 jumps including combat jumps into Germany.

He married LuDeane (Twitchell) September 18, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 34 years of dedicated service in 1990. After retirement he drove school bus for Granite School District for 12 years. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in many capacities including Bishop twice and Stake Patriarch twice.

He had a great love of horses and drove his chariot teams to success well into his seventies. He recently had several successful racing quarter horses he has put into races all over the states of Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, four brothers, four sisters, daughters, Joy, Gwen Ann and granddaughter, Megan Brown. He is survived by our wonderful mother and his wife of 59 years LuDeane, his daughters, Kathy (Danny) Idom, Bertha (Paul) Gray and Laurel Ann (Kim) Bigler, his sons, Rex (Kandi), Ned (Kathy), his brothers, Philo, Bill and sister Nona (Hess). He had 29 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

His great example of honesty and integrity will be missed. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his practical jokes.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 12:00 noon at the Erda Ward, 134 East Erda Way. The family will receive friends at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m., and from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. prior to the service on Wednesday at the Ward. Special thanks to Sue Barrus, his hospice nurse.

(The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake, UT, 22 Nov 2005, Page B7 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

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