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Ralph Hanney Eastman

July 7, 1933 — July 5, 2023

St. George

Ralph Hanney Eastman

Our dad, Ralph Hanney Eastman, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at the age of 89, just two days short of his 90th birthday. Maybe not so coincidentally, he died on his older brother Arlo’s birthday.  Now, you see, Arlo is already in Heaven, so we think that Dad decided to head to Heaven before his own birthday to celebrate with Arlo and then have way more fun on his own birthday visiting with friends and family in Heaven. 

Dad was living in St. George, Utah at time of death, but was born in Woodruff, Utah on July 7, 1933, and spent a good portion of his life living in the different small towns of Rich County, Utah. Dad was a hard worker with an entrepreneurial spirit owning many businesses such as Ralph’s Propane Service, a cafe, a furniture store, several grocery stores, and many other business ventures.  He married Sarah Etta Peart, better known as Sallie in 1951 and together they had five children: Terry Huffaker, Carla Gray, Farrell Eastman, Julie Feller, and Jenny Callahan. Dad loved to travel and from humble beginnings he and mom traveled to many parts of the world and roamed around the country in a VW van, a Winnebago, and several different camp trailers and motorhomes.

Dad is proceeded in death by too many to list, but a few of the people that he was looking forward to seeing when he got to Heaven was his dad William Vincent Eastman, his mom Melva Rae, his brothers Arlo and Phil, and his daughters Carla and Julie. However, the person that he was looking forward to seeing the most was our mom.

Upon passing a ginormous family reunion ensued in Heaven. We hope Mom had her sneakers on because after giving her a big kiss we are certain he grabbed her by the hand and is dragging her all over Heaven visiting everyone who got there before him.  We love you, Dad.  Have some fun!

Funeral services will take place Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at the Woodruff, Utah LDS Chapel, 180 South Main, Woodruff, Utah, followed by a memorial service and then the interment will take place in the Eastman Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Ralph’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, July 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

180 South Main, Woodruff, UT

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 15, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

180 South Main, Woodruff, UT

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