Stephen Kennard Hales, 79, passed away on April 18, 2016 surrounded by his family at his home in Tremonton, Utah. He was born on April 1, 1937 in Tremonton, Utah to Stephen A. & Glenna Packer Hales.
He was raised in Tremonton and attended McKinley Elementary School. He then attended and graduated from Bear River High School in 1957. He married the love of his life, Delorise John on July 15, 1957 in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on July 12, 1963.
During his life Kennard worked as a farmer in Arbon Valley, ID; a beet conveyer operator in Pocatello, ID; Hales Bro. flooring in Tremonton, UT; Mobil Service in Tremonton, UT; and at Thiokol as an oven monitor.
He loved riding motorcycles, taking his father-in-law for rides in his big truck, water skiing, snow skiing and boating. His greatest love was camping with his family.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Kennard is survived by his wife, Delorise; children, Kenna & Bruce Carter, Roy, Roxanne & Tom Young of Tremonton, Brad Hales of Tremonton, David & Nena Hales of Thatcher and James & Mandi Hales of Kingman, Arizona; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert & Sandra Michaelis, Richard & Shirley Hales, Paul & Arlene Hales, Brian & Colleen Hales; and sisters-in-law, Marie Hughes and Cris John.
He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Sylvera, Sara & Hilda John; daughter, Sara Jane Hales; grandsons, Kenn Hales and Kyle Carter; granddaughter, Elizabeth Young; great-grandson, Gideon Nielson; great-granddaughter, Minnie Nielson; and brothers-in-law, Kyle Hughes and Jay John.
A special thanks to our family, friends, neighbors, Tremonton Ambulance crew, hospitals, doctor’s, hospice and all medical staff that have helped care for Kennard.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tremonton 2nd Ward LDS Chapel (300 S. Tremont St.) with viewings Friday evening from 6-8 pm at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E. – Tremonton) and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Member’s First Credit Union in Stephen Kennard Hales’ name.