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LaMar John Preston "Toot Whistle"

John Preston, Toot Whistle

EAST CARBON - LaMar John Preston, age 86, passed away on May 10, 2012 in Price. Lamar was born on April 15, 1926 in Sunnyside to Ralph and Hilda Latturner Preston. He married Lois C. Preston on July 27, 1943 in Sunnyside they were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on May 26, 1965, she passed away in 1970, later he married Lynda Boren on March 20, 1971 in Dragerton.

LaMar served in the U.S. Army during WWII; he was a volunteer fireman and assistant Fire Chief in East Carbon for many years. He was a coal miner for over 45 years. LaMar enjoyed camping, especially fishing and riding four-wheelers. He loved to tinker around in his back yard, and was a backyard mechanic extraordinar. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife Lynda, children: Lois Jean (John-Deceased) Crow, Blackfoot, Idaho, Joyce Ann (Lori) Berkenmeier-Preston, Salt Lake City, Vernon Eugene (Shawnee) Preston, Orangeville; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and brother, Ronald Preston of Idaho, and sister-in-law, Faye Preston of New Mexico.

Preceded in death by his parents, first wife Lois, son, Ralph D. Preston, son-in-law, John Crow, sister, Ruth, brothers, Herbert (Elma) and Bill Preston.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11 a.m., at Fausett Mortuary in Price. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of LaMar at

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