Melvin Neil Carlile
Melvin Neil Carlile passed away May 11, 2008, in Heber City, Utah, after a valiant life here on earth. He was born Aug. 28, 1919, to Earl and Lula Carlile. Melvin spent all his life in Heber Valley; being born on the family farm always connected him with the love of farming and hard work. He was student body president of Wasatch High School, an FFA member receiving their highest award as American Farmer. He served a mission to California and military service during WWII. After returning, he married Ruth Greenwood on Feb., 14, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death on May 26, 1971. They had four children together. He later married Ruth Mahoney August 10, 1983, in the Provo Temple.
Melvin worked for many years for the Wasatch County School District, was a school bus driver for 30 years, and maintained buildings and grounds for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved working in the garden and watering was his favorite pasttime. Melvin and Ruth served a mission in the Billings Montana Mission in 1988-1989, working with the Sioux Indians.
Melvin is survived by spouse Ruth M. Carlile, of Heber City; children: Neil G. (Diane) Carlile, Heber City; Allan M. (Cynthie) Carlile, Heber City; Garn W. (Suzanne) Carlile, South Jordan, Utah; Scott (Ginn) Mahoney, Heber City; Bryan (Deanna) Mahoney, Heber City; and Brenda (Dave) Morris, Pleasant Grove, Utah; 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Siblings: Brente (Joycelyn) Carlile, Heber City; Garvin (Karen) Carlile, Bountiful, Utah; Rhea (Monte) Robinson, Salt Lake City, Utah; and brother-in-law Dean Hicken, Logan, Utah. Preceded in death by: wife and infant daughter, parents, sisters Ida Carlile and Marion Hicken. Stepsons: Chad and Phil Mahoney.
We want all of you to know how special Audry and Karrie from IHC Hospice Care are to our family. We could never pay that debt.. Thanks also to the care provided by Dr. Tayler and the Rocky Mountain Care Center.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at noon at the Heber East Stake Center, 2400 S. 1200 E. Viewing will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 N. Main, Heber, and one hour prior to the service at the stake center. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home.
A head-on collision Thursday morning on Brown’s Canyon Road killed the driver of one vehicle and left another driver with critical injuries.