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Obituary – John Ervin Mantle
MISSION – John Ervin Mantle returned to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 24, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. He passed away at his home, surrounded by his wife and family. Ervin was born on November 5, 1942, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Matilda and John Mantle. After high school, Ervin joined the United States Army Reserve. He then served in the Texas Mission, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1962 to 1964. After Erv’s Mission, he attended the University of Utah where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, then his Master of Science degree in the field of Speech Pathology and Audiology, in August of 1969. He then became a teacher of the deaf (oral method) in the Salt Lake Extension Division of the Utah State School For the Deaf. On August 19, 1966, Ervin married his sweetheart, April Moss, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ervin and April have been married for 52 years and are the parents of five children: Christopher (Donna), Daniel Ray (Susana), Timothy (Gabby), Andrew (Rebekah) and Rebecca “Becky” Mantle, and have been blessed with 14 grandchildren. Viewing will be held today, Friday, March 1, from 6-8 PM, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3107 N. Bryan Rd., in Mission. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 11 AM at the same location. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens. The Mantle Family would like to extend deep appreciation to the staff of Amara Hospice who served us on a daily and weekly basis for the past 3 years as Ervin was under their care in our home. Services are in the care of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home.