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Val J. Bateman Obituary
1942 ~ 2017
Val passed away peacefully surrounded by his adoring family in St. George after a valiant 17-year fight against cancer.
Born to Bertha Selma Bergquist and John Leland Bateman, Val graduated from South Cache High School, Utah State University, Chapman University and Baylor University.
Val married the love of his life, Bonnie Joyce Tidwell in the Logan LDS Temple on 14 August 1964. They filled their 53 years of marriage together with love, family and adventures.
Val had a 21-year Air Force career as a Hospital Administrator that included assignments in many parts of the world. He worked for the Dept. of Health and the Utah Medical Assoc.
Val was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings and honored the priesthood throughout his life by blessing those around him through his righteous example of love and service.
Survived by his loving wife, Bonnie, and their children, David (Robert), Amy Cox (Jordan), Wendy Woodland (Scot), Holly Little (Chad) and Brian, 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons and his sister, Ann Day. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ted.
Viewing and funeral services will be held 15 November, at Larkin Mortuary located at 2350 E. 1300 S. in SLC. Family and friends are welcome to visit starting at 9:45 with funeral services starting at 11:00. Interment will follow the service. The family wishes to express appreciation to many doctors and nurses that have helped to extend Val's life, especially Dr. LeGrand Belnap and Dr. Lincoln Nadauld.
Published in Deseret News on Nov. 12, 2017
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