Garvin Earl Carlile passed away April 13, 2013 from complications of prostate cancer. He was born on the family farm July 25, 1933 in Heber City Utah, the youngest son of Earl Neil and Lula Daybell Carlile. He grew up in Heber City and graduated from Wasatch High in 1951.
He was a veteran of the Korean conflict having served in the US Navy and Naval Reserve. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1954 – 1956 in the New England States mission. He married Karen Giles on May 21, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with five children and shared 56 wonderful years together. They enjoyed many family activities and traditions together.
He earned a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education as well as a Master Degree in Elementary Administration both from Brigham Young University. He retired from Davis School District in 1995 after 37 years as a teacher, Elementary Principal and District Area Director. He was active throughout his career in educational organizations. He was chosen by his peers as the National Distinguished Principal for the year 1989. That award was presented to him in the Nation’s Capital.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a High Counselor, Counselor in the Woods Cross Stake Presidency, Counselor in the Bishopric and Bishop of the Woods Cross 3rd Ward. He was a gifted public speaker and storyteller. He spent many years serving the youth of the church. As an Eagle Scout himself, he loved his years as he served as Scoutmaster. He served as an ordinance worker, counselor in the temple presidency and as a sealer in the Bountiful LDS Temple. He along with his sweetheart served a family history mission in the Birmingham, Alabama Mission.
He had a great love for the soil and working with wood. Even though his career took him away from the farm he continued to dig in the dirt. He always had a beautiful garden and lawn. It has been said that you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy.
He is survived by his wife Karen, 3 sons and 2 daughters, Cheryl and Dan Topham, Mark G and DeAnn Carlile, Celeste and Mathew Watkins, Bryce E and Katie Carlile, David R and Kathryn Carlile, special nephew and niece Garn W and Sue Carlile, 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister Rhea Diamond, brother Brente Carlile. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters Ida Carlile, Marion Hicken and brother Melvin Carlile.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Woods Cross 3rd Ward, 1450 S. 350 West, Bountiful. Friends and family may visit Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful or Wednesday, prior to the services from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery. On line guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.