Galyn Elton Blackburn “Blackie”
1930 ~ 2016

Galyn Elton Blackburn passed peacefully away on January 22 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Claude Pace and Amy Elton Blackburn. He married the love of his life, Evelyn Jeanne Myers. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

He retired after thirty years from the Utah State Prison, where he started many programs. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, leatherwork and wagon building. He was always a cowboy and a comedian.

He is survived by his sweetheart, Jeanne, his children, Jeann? (Gary) Saltas, Roy (Joan) Blackburn, Steve (Pam) Blackburn, Scott (Maxine) Blackburn, Lisa (Martin) Cozzens, Lori (Karl) Kyler, sister, Joanne Childers, 25 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Galyn is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, six sisters, and one great grandson.

Jeanne and family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Silverado Care Center and hospice staff, family and friends for their love and support.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Alpine 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 890 North Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and on Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to services. Interment will follow at Alpine City Cemetery.

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