Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) – August 31, 1998
Deceased Name: Death: Oather Ross Roper
Oather Ross Roper, 86, formerly of Provo, died Saturday, August 29, 1998, at the home of his daughter.
He was born February 28, 1912, in Vernal, Utah. He was the oldest of 10 children born to Edwin Ross and Lacy Jones Roper. He married Shirley Weight on September 7, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death on May 15, 1998.
He attended school in Maeser, Utah, and took special education classes at BYU. He is a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. as a mechanic and flight engineer from 1942-1946.
He worked in the construction of Geneva Steel. He also worked for Provo City and Standard Oil, retiring from Provo School District in 1977.
His church service includes Sunday school superintendent, stake Young Men’s Board, member of bishopric, high councilman for 25 years, and temple worker in both Provo and Timpanogos temples. He served a mission with his wife and daughter in Hawaii from 1946-1948 and a mission with his wife to Nauvoo from 1978-1979.
He served as president of Utah Lake Lions Club and was a member of Timpanogos Knife and Fork Club. Oather loved to garden and would give his fresh produce to friends and family. He worked extensively in genealogy.
Survivors include a daughter, Renae R. DeLeeuw (Milton); four granddaughters, Dayna Lee Harper (David), Kristine Ward (Mark), Cheryl Lyn Lomeli (Aldo), Melissa Ann Balls (Darren); and seven great grandchildren; one sister, Amy Cook; three brothers, Bernard “Bernie” Roper, Marvel Roper, and Darson Roper.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 2, 1998, at the Lindon 3rd Ward chapel located at 30 North Main, Lindon, at 12 noon. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 2nd at the Lindon chapel. Interment in the Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State Street.
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Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)
Date: August 31, 1998
Record Number: 9808310139
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