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Ted Priest

October 20, 1939 — November 29, 2023

Roosevelt, UT

Teddy Dean Priest passed away on November 29, 2023, at age 84.

He was born to Odis V. Priest and Vera N. Killion on October 20, 1939, in Ainsworth, Nebraska.

Ted began his long carrier as a Journeyman Lineman with Local #611 in Albuquerque, NM, on August 20, 1959. He had worked with his Dad and brothers for 6 years prior to that, building rural power lines in Nebraska and lowa.

His work took him many places but it was in Duchesne, Utah, that he met his soulmate and best friend. He and Marilyn D. Leavitt were married on June 14, 1961. They traveled throughout the western United States following the line work, but finally settled in Duchesne in 1967 and Roosevelt in 1981. They were blessed with two daughters, Krystal and Kathy and a son, Shad.

His entire life Ted loved horses, hunting, and fishing and took advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, wherever he lived. After retiring in 2004, he and Marilyn bought a second (vacation) home in Johnstown, Nebraska and for 4 years traveled regularly between Utah and Nebraska. They enjoyed the beauty of both places.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn; his parents; sister, Leona Smith and brothers, Gerald Priest and Dallas Priest. Also waiting for him in heaven are his precious granddaughter, Kristin Torres; great grandson Taylor Torres; his parents-in law, Kenneth V. and Lucille Leavitt, and brother-in-law, Jerry Leavitt.

He is survived by his children, Krystal (Ken) Winterton, Kathy (Eloy) Torres, Shad (Niki) Priest; his sister, Ruth Allen of Johnstown, NE; sister-in-law, Alberta Priest of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday December 9, 2023, at 1:00pm at the Central Park Ward LDS Chapel (32 South State, Roosevelt). Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, December 8, 2023, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday 11:45am - 12:45pm at the Chapel. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park next to his beloved wife, Marilyn. Services are under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home in Roosevelt, Uah.
 
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32 S State St, Roosevelt, UT 84066

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Saturday, December 9, 2023

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Roosevelt Central Park Ward Chapel (formerly the 1st & 4th Ward) (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

32 S State St, Roosevelt, UT 84066

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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Roosevelt Memorial Park

240 US-40, Roosevelt, UT 84066

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