Kay S Labrum

Kay S Labrum 84, passed away peacefully at home on March 3rd, 2019.  He was born October 19, 1934 in Montwell, Utah to Earl J Labrum and Zora Richardson Labrum.

Kay married his eternal companion, RaNae Emma Salisbury, in the Salt Lake Temple on July 1, 1959.  Harold B. Lee performed the sealing.

Kay lived in Grass Valley and Richmond, California until his senior year of high school when his family moved to Vernal, Utah.  He graduated from Uintah High School with the class of 1952. 

Kay was a member of the LDS Church and held various callings and served in several bishoprics, and the stake high council. 

He joined the army in October 1953, and served in Germany along the Czechoslovakian border during the Korean conflict.  He was honorably released September 1955.

He served an LDS mission to the Eastern States 1956-1958.  He performed in the Hill Cumorah Pageant and played the part of King Lamoni the first year and Angel Moroni the next year.

He worked at different jobs in Vernal, mainly Ashton Brothers, Zion’s Bank and Sowards Gas Company.

He was an ordinance worker in the Vernal Temple for a short time.

Kay always took pride in a clean truck and car, well-kept yard and dressing nicely.

Kay is survived by his loving wife RaNae, sons, Chad (Christine Madsen)

Labrum, Brent (Christine Smith) Labrum, Steve (Sonja Witbeck), brother, Dan (Patricia Walker) Labrum, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Brad Labrum.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 am in the Vernal 9th Ward Chapel (200 West 250 North).  Viewings will be held at the Blackburn & Sons Mortuary (15 East 100 North) Friday, March 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm and from 9:45- to 10:45 prior to the services at the Chapel.  Interment will be at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion. Services are entrusted to the care of Blackburn & Sons Vernal Mortuary.


Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."