Merl Parley Green
Merl Parley Green, age 79 of Grantsville, passed away Feb. 17 at Rocky Mountain Care in Tooele. Merl was born in Lake Point on Feb. 27, 1933, to Parley Harmon and May Yates Green. When he was 3 years of age, his mother passed away and he was raised in Grantsville by his father. He graduated High School in 1951. He married Myrna Gunderson in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 30, 1952, and celebrated 59 years of marriage. Merl loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved sports and coached little league teams for several years. He was active in support of scouting programs. He participated in many adult sports and was a two-time state champion in horseshoes. He worked 40 years at Tooele Army Depot and Deseret Chemical Depot on the guard force. As an active member of the LDS Church, he served in several callings including membership in the ward bishopric. A loved family patriarch and provider; he with his wife raised a grandson, David, and gave parented guidance to Russell Johnson. He was preceded to the spirit world by his mother and father, brothers LaVelle, LaVere (died in infancy), Don and son Danny, who was 13 when he went early in life to wait for his Dad’s arrival. He is survived by his wife Myrna; sister, Elsie; sons Merle Gene, Roger (Becky), Larry and Tommy; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Merl’s family extended to many other relatives and family friends. Memorial services will be held Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at the LDS chapel, 428 S. Hale Street. There will be a viewing starting at 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral with services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial in Grantsville. In lieu of flowers, appreciated contributions can be made to any HeritageWest Credit Union in Merl’s name.