Elmer R. Buckner, 74, Ogden, Utah, died Sept 29, in a nursing home, after a long illness.

Mr. Buckner was an active member in the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, American Legion Post No. 19, the Ogden Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Weber County Red Cross and a former PTA president.  He was a veteran of World War I.

In business he was former manager of the Sears Company in Ogden and also operated the Buckner Insurance Company

A high priest in the Ogden Highland Ward, Mr. Buckner had been a Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association superintendent, one of the seven presidents of the Seventy in the Ogden and Mt. Ogden stakes, a stake missionary, ward finance chairman and Scout Committee chairman.

He was born Aug. 20, 1895 in Provo, a son of Jesse M. and Johanna Gillard Buckner. He married LaVern Maxfield, June 15, 1921 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Survivors: widow; son, daughter, E. LaMar, Mrs. Stewart (Roma Lou) Radmell, both Ogden; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, sisters, A. Dean, Earl D., both Provo; Mrs. Larry (Alta) Arnold, Orem.

Funeral services were held Oct. 2 in the Myers Mortuary Chapel in Ogden and burial was in the Washington Heights Memorial Park.

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