Dwayne Farlan Behunin, 81, peacefully passed away in the arms of his loving wife, Mary, on April 23, 2022 in Boulder, Utah. He was born August 26, 1940 in Boulder, Utah to Max and Veda May Moosman Behunin. He graduated from Escalante High School in 1958 and went on to marry Lorraine Baker on June 2, 1960. They were married for 19 years and during that time had one daughter, Sharlene, and one son, Dean. They were later divorced. He then met and married, Mary Thomas, the love of his life, on March 26, 1990. He adopted Mary’s son, Jeremy Thomas on April 14, 1992.
Farlan and Mary lived in Vernal for eight years while he worked construction. They later moved back to Boulder to work the family farm in 1996 where Farlan also worked for Garfield County Road Department taking care of the roads in Boulder and the surrounding areas.
Farlan loved to hunt deer, go fishing and just take a ride up on the Boulder Mountain. He was incredibly talented when it came to farming. His fields looked like green velvet every year and there was never a dry spot anywhere because he loved to tend water. He knew every cow on the farm by name and what calves belonged to what cows every single year.
While farming was his love, construction paid the bills. His skills at operating construction equipment such as a backhoe or a D-9 cat were unmatched. He could build a road anywhere or dig a trench that was so straight and exactly the right depth it amazed engineers and geologists. His equipment operator skills were in demand his entire life. He loved using his equipment to help his neighbors.
Farlan is survived by his wife, Mary Thomas Behunin, Boulder; his daughter, Sharlene Behunin Wilde (Gary), St. George; sons: Dean Farlan Behunin (Samantha), Grantsville; Jeremy Thomas, Salt Lake City; and sister, Twila McDonald, Tigard, OR. He is also extremely proud of his 10 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Veda May Behunin; sister, Maxien Behunin Sawyer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the Boulder Ward Chapel where family and friends may call from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Boulder Town Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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