HELPER- After a noble and valiant life of service, our beloved father and grandfather, Elmer S. Heino, age 80, peacefully passed from this life to be reunited with his wife and sweetheart on Dec. 9, 2008 while surrounded by his loving family.
Born to the parents of Axel and Hilda Heino who migrated from Sweden in 1916. They settled in Latuda, Utah raising three sons, Paul, Elmer, and Max. Elmer was born March 7, 1928.
Elmer married the love of his life Ruth Stone Feb. 10, 1951 and they spent 13 years in Latuda. The remainder of Ruth and Elmer's 57 married years were shared in Helper. Ruth passed away June 27, 2008.
Elmer was a devout Christian and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He worked in the coal mines of Carbon County and was a member of the U.M.W.A. Later worked for Utah Power and Light at the Carbon, Huntington, and Hunter Power Plants where he retired as the Assistant Superintendent.
Elmer loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed camping, fly fishing, hunting, wood working, winters in Arizona, family gatherings, and most of all traveling with his wife. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Survived by daughter, Sherri (Steve) Henderson, Battle Ground, Wash.; sons, Scott (Sue) Heino, Bob (Jaylene) Heino, both of Price; brother, Max (Jean) Heino, Helper; grandchildren, Cristen, Ryan, Sky, Seth, Scott, Joshua, Jessica, Ashley, Justin, Brittney, Jeremy and Shaylee. Preceded in death by his loving wife Ruth; parents; brother, Paul Heino.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, 11 a.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family was at Mitchell's Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.
Family suggests that friends please sign the online guestbook at www.legacy.com available beginning Dec. 14.