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1940 Dean 2022

Dean Earl

September 17, 1940 — January 24, 2022


September 17, 1940 - January 24, 2022

Dean Clark Earl was born September 17, 1940 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Kenneth Owen Earl and Vertie Ann Leavitt Earl. He was the youngest of seven children.

At the age of two, his family moved Bunkerville, Nevada to Meridian, Idaho. He often expressed fond memories of working on the family dairy farm there. They relocated to St. George, Utah in 1951 where he graduated from Dixie High School. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saint throughout his life and served a mission in the Northern Mexico Mission. Dean married Laura Wilcock on October 11, 1963, in the St. George temple.

He earned his Bachelors Degree in Education at USU, and his Masters Degree in Guidance Counseling at NAU. He spent 13 years teaching in public schools in Las Vegas, Nevada; Poway, California; Camas, Utah; Meridian, Idaho, and Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia, Idaho.

One summer Dean discovered Direct Sales, which provided sufficient to support for his large family. He was successful in building large sales organizations, traveling the US, sometimes with his wife, to share the products he was involved with.

The family moved to Kooskia, Idaho in 1982, (later renamed Harpster) where they built the home of their dreams, gardened, and enjoyed the country life! With the exception of a few years spent in Boise, Idaho; St. George, Utah; and Herriman, Utah; Dean lived there the rest of his life, nearly 40 years.

He passed away at home on January 24, 2022, after spending 2 weeks in three different hospitals, and 9 days in rehab, due to stroke and heart attack. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Owen Ken (LuDeen) Earl, Wilma (George) Strasser, Larry Fenton (Renee) Earl, Lewis (Carol) Earl, Alice (Floyd) Packard, and Ann (Don) Danes; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Lloyd.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Wilcock Earl, his 8 children Audrey (Ed) Ringen, Julie (Scott) Lloyd, Richard Dean (Tiffany) Earl, Scott Allen (Michelle) Earl, Stacie (Reed) Raymond, Tony Mac (Traci) Earl, Penny (David) Orton, and Kenneth Arthur (Trisha) Earl, his 41 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held, Saturday, January 29th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel on 4440 US- Hwy 12, in Kamiah, Idaho. A graveside service as held at the Harpster Cemetery after the luncheon.
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