Richard Melvin Deverall, 75, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 22, 2006. He was born at home on October 26, 1931 in Taylorsville, Utah during the biggest snowstorm of the century to Melvin Evans and Afton Perkins Deverall. He married Cynthia Ann Salt on July 4, 1982 in Fremont, Utah. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. \n\nRichard graduated from Granite High School and then studied at the U of U. He later graduated from the Technical Engineering Institute in Salt Lake City. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Richard was a hard worker all his life, starting when he was just 10 years old. He owned and operated Dempco Steel, a fabrication company, for 34 years. As an extraordinary businessman, he made his company a great success. He had an impeccable work ethic and was a great teacher to all. He will be fondly remembered for his passion for farming. A “gentleman farmer” - he loved his orchard and vegetable garden. He spent many happy years serving on the Tanner Ditch Board. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as the High Priest Group Leader.\n\nHe is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cindy; Children and Step-Children; Daniel Deverall; Bill Deverall (Paulee); Cindy Judd; Craig Deverall (Nanette); Garth Deverall; Tiffinie Jo (Chris) Clawson; Sonya Jane (Justin) Case; John (Kim) Montgomery; 24 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren, sisters; Jeanne Hill (Bill), Linda Crawford (Gordon), brother; David Deverall (Kara). He was preceded in death by one grandson. \n\nFuneral services will be Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 11 a.m., at the Hyland Lake Ward, 985 East Revere Circle (5550 South). Friends may call at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State St., Monday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. or at the church Tuesday from 9:30 -10:30 am prior to the service. Interment will be in the Murray City Cemetery.