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Daryl Mahonri Cropper

Jun. 12, 1933 ~ Feb. 14, 2017

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Daryl Mahonri Cropper, 83, passed away February 14, 2017 at the Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Daryl was born June, 12, 1933 in Hinckley Utah to Mahonri Cropper and Erma Ekins Cropper. He was raised in Hinckley, Utah and attended Elementary and High School there. He attended BYU where he earned his BS and MS degrees in Geology and Secondary Education. Following his service in the U.S. Army and Korean War he married Ann Kelly in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 31, 1956. They recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Daryl worked in the public education system as a High School Counselor and Pupil Personal Director. He also worked for the BLM as Director of the YACC Youth Group. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and exploring in the West Millard County Desert as a youth. He had a quick wit, loved people and shared many of his musical talents. Daryl was an active member of the LDS Church and was proud to serve in many callings. He served as a Temple Worker in the Las Vegas, Nevada Temple. Daryl is preceded in death by his father and mother and brother Adam Leigh.

He is survived by his siblings: Glenda Conk (Don), Gaylen Cropper (Kathy), Connie Sledge (Chuck) and MaryEllen Evans (Aaron). His children: Kelly Bowers (David), Katherine Bybee (Alan), Julie Jackson (Robert), Jill Prunty (Donald), Daryl Cropper and Kyle Cropper (Jenese). Daryl was blessed with 15 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the LDS Bonanza Chapel at 4500 West Bonanza Road Las Vegas, Nevada. Viewing will be 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. with his funeral service following at 11 a.m. Grave Side Services will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12 (noon) at the Oasis Cemetery in Oasis, Utah. Daryl loved his beloved wife Ann and cherished his 6 children. We will keep him in our hearts forever.