GREEN RIVER-Jacob Myers Bastian, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital, in Grand Junction, Colo. Jake was born Aug. 2, 1923 in West Jordan, Utah, to George A. and Carrie Roean Myers Bastian.
Jake grew up and attended Wayne High School. He enjoyed ranching and helped his parents for many years on the family farm. He mined uranium, worked at the Uranium Mill at White Canyon, and later hauled uranium ore for several trucking companies including Dekker, McFarland, and Hullinger. Jake also hauled coal for Savage Trucking.
Following his retirement from trucking, he came home to Green River to care for his elderly parents, and later for his sister. Jake will be remembered for his generosity and kind heart.
He is survived by his siblings, Marie (George) Cavanaugh of North Ogden, Calvin (Phyllis) Bastian, Keith (Bette) Bastian, and Ernest (Lorna ) Bastian, all of Green River and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Newell (Vonda) Bastian and sister, Myrtle Bair.
Funeral services were held on Thursday Sept. 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Green River LDS Chapel, 95 North Clark St. A viewing was held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was at the Elgin City Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.