Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 1, 2013
Gary Leon DeKorver

Obit Gary DeKorver1945 – 2013

Gary Leon DeKorver passed away June 27. After a courageous battle with cancer, he’s riding tall in the saddle again. He was born May 9, 1945 in Salt Lake City to Leon and Eleanor Gehrke  Dekorver. He married Doreen Wake in 1970, and they raised six children together. His greatest joy in life was horses, rodeos, fishing, camping, hunting and being outdoors. He was a Vietnam vet who served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He owned and operated Roto-Rooter in Tooele for many years. He is survived by his wife Doreen, his children Tony Meyer, Terri (Geno) Defa, David (Kim) DeKorver, Troy (Lisa) Meyer, Krysma-Mitzi (Mike) Long, 18 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He’s also survived by sisters Sharon Gansauge and Bonnie Crippen; brothers Robert (Elsie) DeKorver, Russell (Troylene) DeKorver and Kevin (Shauna) DeKorver. Finally, he’s survived by many more extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Carrie Ann DeKorver “Punky”. Here’s to an old cowboy who was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Enjoy your last ride into the sunset. Memorial Services will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 S. 1950 East in Sandy on July 1 at 2 p.m. Friends may call Sunday June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday July 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Interment is at Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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