GREEN RIVER - Jacob Myers Bastian, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.
Jake was born Aug. 2, 1923 in West Jordan to George A. and Carrie Roean Myers Bastian. He grew up and attended Wayne High School.
Jake enjoyed ranching and helped his parents for many years on the family farm. He mined uranium, worked at the uranium mill at White Canyon and later hauled uranium ore for several trucking companies, including Dekker, McFarland and Hullinger.
Jake also hauled coal for Savage Trucking.
Following his retirement from trucking, he came home to Green River to care for his elderly parents and later for his sister.
Jake will be remembered for his generosity and kind heart.
He is survived by his siblings, Marie (George) Cavanaugh of North Ogden; Calvin (Phyllis) Bastian, Keith (Bette) Bastian and Ernest (Lorna) Bastian, all of Green River; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Newell (Vonda) Bastian; and sister, Myrtle Bair.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Green River LDS Chapel, 95 North Clark Street. A viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Elgin City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.