Albert Cornpeach, age 83, of Whiterocks, died June 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Ft. Duchesne, Utah, to Joseph Cornpeach and Daphne Ice. He married Flora Irene Cuch Sept. 17, 1957, in Ft. Duchesne. She died Oct. 1, 2007.
Albert worked for over 30 years as the maintenance worker at the Whiterocks Gym. He was a traditional singer for many years and sang at Bear Dances and Sundances throughout the country. He was an honorary Bear Dance Chief. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and he loved to walk all over Whiterocks and the surrounding area. He had a fun-loving personality and was well known wherever he went. He had a great sense of humor and could argue with the best of them. He loved his children, especially the grandbabies. He was a member of the Native American Church.
Albert is survived by his children, Alex, Richard, Russell, Frankie Cornpeach, Anna Cornpeach (Fernanda Nez), Jonathon (Stephanie) Cuch, all of Whiterocks or the surrounding area; grandchildren, Kayleena Cornpeach (Ramos Cesspooch); Rosebud (Martha) Cornpeach; Tony Cornpeach (Rochelle Mills), Nathaniel Cornpeach; Natasha, Alexcia, and Trista Cornpeach; Arden Cornpeach (Melanie Chegup); Jason Cornpeach (D. Arthur); 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous others: LaReesa and Jessica Black; Rossalia Thompson; Soncery Salinas; Aivaaq Salinas; Jimme Dew, Franklin, Joylyn, Cedar Ann, Lee , Tyson, Kaiden, and Otter Cornpeach.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Irene; children, Alberta LaRose, Johanna Cuch, Daniel Cornpeach, Julie Cornpeach, Myleen Cornpeach, Edmond Cornpeach; brothers and sisters, Annie Manning, Darlen John, John Doe Cornpeach; aunts, Inez Loney, Anna Cuch.
Services were held at the Ft. Duchesne Community Building on Friday, June 7, 2019.
Burial in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared at www.hullingermortuary.com