Edgar “Bud” Wayne Earley | CraigDailyPress.com

Edgar “Bud” Wayne Earley

Edgar “Bud” Wayne Earley, died March 16, 2003, surrounded by his family and friends. He was 79.

Earley was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Kirkland, Texas, to Edgar and Olie Jones Earley. He married Mary Maddox, they later divorced. He married Mary Alta Smith on May 10, 1986, in Vernal, Utah, their marriage was later solemnized in the Vernal LDS Temple on Nov. 18, 1997.

Earley worked for various drilling companies for more than 40 years. He worked his last 17 years for Esquire RV in Vernal. He loved to fish, hunt and help everyone who asked. He loved his family.

Earley was a wonderful husband, father and stepfather, he will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Alta Earley; children John Earley of Mills, Wyo.; Terry (Oraline) Earley of Gillette, Wyo.; Lynda Earley of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Donna Earley of Laramie, Wyo.; step-children, Christina Squires of Vernal; Ruby (Monty) Graf of Phoenix, Ariz.; Jeanette (Kyle) Wilcox of Arp, Texas; Tanya (Ben) Fry of Salt Lake City, Utah; four sisters; one brother; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at the Glines 3rd Ward Chapel.

Interment will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery with Committal service by the Vernal Elks Lodge and military honors provided by the American Legion Post 11 & 124, under the direction of Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.

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