Marwood John Hales, 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Richfield, Sept. 7, 2012. He was born June 3, 1944 in Salina to Marwood J. and Alice Maurine Butterfield Hales. He married Lael Torgerson, Nov. 15, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nev. She preceded him in death Feb. 2, 1997.
John served his community in many ways. He was a member of the Richfield City Council, was a life member of the Elks organization and served in many leadership positions with the local lodge in Richfield. He ran for Utah State Representative. But John will be best remembered as a successful business leader at Hales Sand and Gravel. He knew how he wanted it done and he literally moved the earth to get it done.
He is survived by his children Anne (Gary) Childs of Centerfield, Christine (Lance) Nielson of Richfield; grandchildren, Ryley Hales, Ross Nielson, Logan Nielson, Ashtyn Childs, Bryndee Childs, Austin Nielson and Cameron Nielson; siblings, Mary Ellen (King) Anderson of Salina, Tom (Jan) Hales of Redmond, Janeen (Russell) Chazell of Kearneysville, W.V., Newell (Tammy) Hales of Salina and brother-in-law, Russell Anderson of Joseph.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Randi Hales; sister, Loralee Anderson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 12 Noon in the Richfield LDS Tabernacle, 200 West Center. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West in Richfield on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com.