Mayo Sherald Truman, 86, of Blackfoot passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home.
Sherald was born Oct. 30, 1924, in Huntington, Utah to Iver Oscar and Meleta Cloe Black Truman. Sherald was raised in Huntington, attending and graduating from Huntington schools. He then spent two years at Utah State University.
On April 3, 1952, Sherald married Beverly Bingham in Groveland. After they were married, they lived in Helena, Mont., for a time, then moved to Blackfoot in December of 1956 and resided there until his passing.
Sherald worked in construction as a carpenter. He went to work for Blackfoot School District in January of 1980 with the Maintenance Department and worked there until he retired in July of 1993. In his free time, he enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting and was a master woodworker. He made various keepsake boxes, chest of drawers and other items. In his youth he enjoyed riding horses and helping his dad train race horses. He also showed steers as a young man and won top honors at county and state fairs.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was active throughout the years in the church sports program.
Sherald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly; sons, Kim of Riverside, and Hal (Michelle) of Blackfoot; daughter, Tamara (Dean) Johnston of Coeur dâ€™Alene; brother, Karl of Minersville, Utah; sister, Cloe (Keith) Anderson of Garland, Utah; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Groveland Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Primary Childrenâ€™s Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 58249, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0249.
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