Irad Robert DeMille

Irad Robert DeMille

Feb. 26, 1929 — May 2, 2016

Irad Robert DeMille passed away peacefully in his home Monday, May 2, surrounded by his family.

Robert was born Feb. 26, 1929, to Oscar Irad DeMille and Mildred Jolley. Robert married his sweetheart, Alene Matheson, in the St. George Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Feb. 25, 1948, and they had four children: Alan, Jerald, Teresa and Curtis.

Robert was a generous man who loved serving others. He could often be found in his workshop, out in his garden or taking his grandkids on rides in his golf cart. Robert loved spending time with his family and made an extra effort to ensure they had a place to meet every year for their huge family reunions. His big smile, booming voice and generous spirit will be missed.

He is survived by his children, Annie DeMille, Jerald and Denise DeMille, Teresa and Donald Petty, and Curtis and Lucky DeMille; his 31 grandchildren; 94 great grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his eternal companion, Alene, and his oldest son, Alan DeMille.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at the Cedar North Stake Center, 95 N. 2125 West, Cedar City.
  • A viewing will be held at Southern Utah Mortuary on Friday from 6-8 p.m.
  • A viewing will be held Saturday morning at the Cedar North Stake Center from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Southern Utah Mortuary online.

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