Eugene "Gene" Stephen Carney
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On April 15, 2014, Eugene "Gene" Stephen Carney passed away peacefully at his home, at Beehive Cottages Senior Living, St. George, Utah. He was a loving, devoted husband to Marilyn Ruth Evans and loving father to Cathy Carney Peters of Chantilly, VA and Martha Carney Driscoll of Ormond Beach, FL; and by marriage to Laura Evans Lassen of Kernville, CA and Mark Evans of Torrance, CA. He is survived by his grandchildren: Deanna and Dylan Driscoll; Ansel Evans and Kasey Lassen; and great-grandchild, Lyric Wessler. Gene was one of seven children born in Elgin, Illinois to Francis Timothy Carney and Edith Josephine Wennberg. Gene served in the US Navy as a Radioman on the USS Frontier during the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Campaign Medal. Gene retired after more than thirty years as an accountant with Southern California Edison Power, and had enjoyed more than twenty-five years in retirement. He served many years as a volunteer with Dixie Care & Share, assisting local families in need. He also participated for many years in the Huntsman World Senior Games, playing as a member of a winning softball team; was an active outdoorsman and sportsman and loved tennis, baseball, bicycling, running and playing horseshoes. He was an active member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. His "Carney" sense of humor and his funny stories will be carried on with the next generation. He will be greatly missed by all family and friends including his dog Curley.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 611 North 2450 East, St. George, Utah. Arrangements are entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences and complete obituary and funeral listings.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dixie Care and Share, 131 North 300 West (PO Box 2320), St. George, Utah, 84770, (435) 628-3661.
288 West St. George Boulevard St. George, UT 84770
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2014