Mervyn Sharp Bennion III (1949 - 2013)

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Mervyn Sharp Bennion III

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Mervyn Sharp Bennion, III


Mervyn Sharp Bennion, III passed away at his home in St. George, UT on June 30, 2013.

He was born on October 30, 1949 in Salt Lake City, UT to Mervyn S. Bennion, Jr. and LaRee Bennion. He attended local schools, including East High School. Merv was pursuing a business degree at the University of Utah when a special project with one of his university professors sent him to St. George for a six-month experiment to test the feasibility of opening a savings and loan corporation. This experiment expanded into years and turned into a lifetime profession and residency in that city.

Known to his family as Mick, Merv was famous, or infamous, for his keen sense of humor and word plays. He loved skiing, both snow and water, cars, and his family. He married Kristine Jones Moore in 1981 (later divorced), and they had three children, about whom he declared he aspired to grow up and be like. He was also married to and divorced from SuAnn Carter Cannon.

He is survived by his three children Mervyn Sharp (Ariel) Bennion, IV, of Pleasant Grove, UT; Madison Ashley (Cody) Irwin of South Jordan, UT; and Nathaniel Lorin (Carla) Bennion of Houston, TX; and his three grandchildren Abigail Dawn Bennion, Isaac Cody Irwin, and Ezra Bennion Irwin. He is also survived by his four siblings Robert S. (Syd) Bennion of Santa Monica, CA; John S. Bennion of Hamstead, North Carolina; Rebecca A. Bennion, and J. Michael Bennion, both of Salt Lake City, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Memorial services will be held in St. George, UT on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1068 West Chandler Drive at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue "N" Street, Salt Lake City, on July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City.

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Larkin Mortuary
260 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 363-5781
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Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from July 4 to July 5, 2013
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