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Eugene Devenport

1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Eugene Devenport Obituary
Eugene Devenport
11/18/1933 ~ 10/8/2018
A gentle giant of man who was full of love, kindness and integrity. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 8, 2018. His greatest loves were the Lord, Family and Friends. He was born November 18, 1933 in Rexburg, Idaho to Karl and Hester Devenport.
Gene attended BYU and graduated with a degree in Entomology. While attending BYU he met and married the love of his life, Vivi Ann (Sandgren). They shared a love and devotion for 59 years. They had 7 children: Michael (Carol), David, Danny (Martina), Joe (Candis), Ben, Becky (Kirk) and Heather (David); 29 Grandchildren; and 5 Great-grandchildren.
Gene was a supervisor for the Salt Lake County Health Department where he developed life-long friendships and was referred to as Geno. In his early years, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Eastern States. After retiring, Gene and Vivi Ann served together in the Johannesburg South Africa mission.
He enjoyed gardening, family history and writing.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents; brother; two sons; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday October 13, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 8060 South 615 East, Sandy, Utah 84070. A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM prior to services. Interment will take place at the Murray City Cemetery. Share condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com.
Published in Deseret News on Oct. 11, 2018
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