Date of BirthMay 16, 1927

Verl M. Buxton Obituary

Date of BirthMay 16, 1927

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Date of PassingOctober 28, 2016

Verl M. Buxton Obituary

from Renton, Utah, United States

Date of BirthMay 16, 1927

Verl M. Buxton Obituary

Date of BirthMay 16, 1927

231 Views

Date of PassingOctober 28, 2016

Verl M. Buxton Obituary

from Renton, Utah, United States


CORNISH - Verl Maughan Buxton, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, of causes related to Multiple Myeloma.Verl was born on May 16, 1927, in Tetonia, Idaho, to Joseph Carnel and Annie Maughan Buxton. He lived in Tetonia until age 12 at which time his family moved to Cornish, Utah. He was a 1945 graduate of North Cache High School where he enjoyed sports. He also played baseball with the Cornish Town team for several years.Verl married Helen Bergeson, of Cornish, in Farmington, Utah, in 1949. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in 1952. They were blessed with five children. Following their marriage, Verl and Helen moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where Verl worked as a carpenter and other various trades. In 1954, they returned to Cornish, where they began dairy farming. He continued to dairy until he sold the cows in 2001. After that, he raised grain and hay until the time of his death.In 1973, Verl and Helen were honored as the Farmers Home Administration National Farm Family of the Year. The family enjoyed a trip to Washington, D.C. and a visit with President Richard Nixon.Verl served on the Cornish Town Council as councilman and mayor for many years. He also served as a director at the Lewiston State Bank for more than 30 years and most recently served as the chairman of the board. Verl was also a director for Trenton Feed Cooperative and West Cache Canal Company.He loved being with his grandchildren and watching their activities. He also enjoyed attending USU ballgames and watching Utah Jazz Basketball. Verl was always generous with this time and resources in helping his family and neighbors. He had great love and appreciation for all those people who shared their love and kindness with him throughout his life.Verl was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions, including Cornish ward bishop and Benson stake presidency counselor.He is survived by his wife, Helen, of Cornish; Pat Checketts, of Hyde Park; Sharon (Steven) Dance of Blackfoot, Idaho; Carol (Bryan) Smith of Nibley; Mark (deceased) (Judy) Buxton of North Logan; and Dale (Julie) Buxton of Cornish. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, who brought much joy and love into his life.He was preceded in death by his son, Mark, his parents, and his siblings: Theron, Maurine, Nyle and Annis.Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 2, in the Cornish/Trenton Ward LDS Church building, located at 1200 N. 400 West, Trenton, Utah. Friends and neighbors may call at a viewing to be held on Monday, March 1st, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, located at 34 E. Center St. in Logan, or at the church from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery.A special thanks to Dr. Russell Hirst, Dr. Ali Ben Jacob, their caring staff, and to Access Hospice Services, especially Dianne Crockett, for their loving care of our husband and father. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.allenmortuaries.net.