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03/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Carl DeVard

Carl John DeVard, Jr.
(02 May 1935 - 28 Feb 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
 We have still more sad news to report. 
   Carl DeVard of IL, my sons' former scoutmaster and a close personal friend of our family, passed away in Magna, UT on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the age of 73. 

From - 03/04/09:


Carl John DeVard, Jr.
  Carl John DeVard, Jr., age 73, of Marion, IL, passed away at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Magna, Utah at the home of his son, Joshua.

He was born in Oak Park, IL on May 2, 1935, the son of Carl John DeVard, Sr. and Beulah Marguerite (Lewis) DeVard.

Carl was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located south of West Frankfort, IL.

He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he was the campus photographer. As a young man Carl joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves and served as a medical specialist which was the organization that later developed into Physicians Assistants.
Carl DeVard

He was united in marriage to Marinel Locke in December of 1971, in Godfrey, IL and to this union five children were born.

His professional career included contracting and carpentry. He owned a construction business and collected many different woodworking tools. Carl also enjoyed buying and selling real estate. He worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a mechanic, maintaining and upgrading many church buildings throughout Southern Illinois.

Throughout his life Carl was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America and spent a lot of time outdoors hiking, camping, spelunking, and rappelling. He enjoyed small aircraft aviation and owned two different planes, a Piper Cub and an Aeronca 11AC.

Throughout his life he was interested in magic and learned and publicly performed various magic tricks and learned hypnosis while still in high school. He enjoyed coin collecting and metal detecting. He was an avid chess and ping-pong player and excelled at both.

After retiring, Carl didn’t stop working and learning. He continued to work as an independent contractor fixing and upgrading church buildings. He started learning Italian and also became a Certified Hypnotherapist and helped many people overcome problems to improve their lives, often-times at no charge.

Carl loved spending time with people both old and young. He enjoyed teaching youth to rappel and also spending time with friends at the Marion Senior Center. Carl was an excellent listener and truly cared about others. He enjoyed do-it-yourself construction projects which he often did for other people. He was a great example of selfless service.

Carl loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his children.

He is survived by his daughter, Sariah DeVard of Provo, UT; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Carl John DeVard III of New Orleans, LA, Joshua Michael DeVard of Magna UT, Sterling Noll & Cori Anne DeVard of Arcadia, CA and Jordan Dean DeVard of Oahu, HI; three grandsons, Carl John DeVard IV, Theron J. Moore-DeVard and Donovan Mariano DeVard; sister, Lynn McCormick of Lawrence, KS; one niece, Melissa McCormick and her husband, Ed Noonen; one nephew, Jason McCormick; other extended family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Carl Lewis DeVard.

Arrangements for Carl John DeVard, Jr. have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home 900 N. Court St. Marion, IL.

The time of visitation for family and friends will be Friday evening, March 6th between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue after 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.

The funeral service will be at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, March 7th, 2009, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17947 Route 37, West Frankfort, IL, with Bishop Derek Key officiating.

Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery of Marion.

For those who prefer a memorial contribution in memory of Carl may be made to “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” or “The Marion Senior Center” and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home P.O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.

For additional information or to leave an online condolence or memory, please visit our website at  or call 618-993-2131.

Also published in the Journal-News (Hillsboro, IL) on 3/4/2009.
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Kay Deffley - Mar 5th, 2009 at 09:47 AM:

I met Carl and Marinel DeVard in 1973 as we began our Mary Kay careers together. My sympathy to their children. Carl was a very loving and caring friend. I would very much appreciate your forwarding this message on to his former wife, Marinel, asking her to contact me. Thank you.

Dale And Dean Halleman - Mar 5th, 2009 at 08:56 PM:

C.J., Josh, Sterling, Jordan, and Sariah, We are sorry to hear about your Dad and know it is hard for you to lose him. You are in our thoughts and prayers, hold on to your knowledge that he is in a higher plain and in no pain anymore. Your testimonies will get you through this time. We know you have family that will always be there for you together as sibs and you always have each other to talk to and hold on to. Your mom is one of a kind and will keep you in step together leaning on Christ. God bless you all and our love to each of you, Dale and Dean Halleman  

Kelly Halleman - Mar 5th, 2009 at 11:14 PM:

Josh, Sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you and your family. Sincerely, Kelly, Sarah, Deven, Kyra, and Kylee Halleman  

Debbi Locke McMahon - Mar 6th, 2009 at 03:33 PM:

We have so many good memories of you all - CJ, Josh, Jordon, Sariah and Sterling, as well as your Mom & Dad. Hang on to your faith during this time. God Bless and we love you. Lindsay and Debbi Locke McMahon  

Todd, Carol Graden And Girls - Mar 6th, 2009 at 05:07 PM:

CJ, Josh, Sterling, Jordan and Sariah, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Cooley - Mar 6th, 2009 at 07:59 PM

C.J., Josh, Sterling, Jordan, and Sariah, I just wanted to let you know that I was sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man. Tim and Troy always thought so much of him. It is a loss, but we know that it is only a temporary one and before long you will all be together again. You are all in my prayers. Love ya all. Sandy Cooley


  We offer our deepest condolences to the DeVard family at this difficult time.

From Sariah's Facebook Pages - 03/04/09:

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Carl and Jordan Joshua, Carl, Jordan, Sariah, Sterling, and Cori Anne Carl, Donovan, and Sterling CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Sariah, Joshua, Carl, Cori Anne, Donovan, Sterling, and Jorddan CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jordan, Joshua, Sterling, Donovan, Cori Anne, Sariah, and Carl

     From Me ('65) of IL - 03/06/09:

     This is one of my favorite photographs because of the happy memory it evokes.  Several of us were standing around in the foyer talking after church, when suddenly Adrienne who was only six weeks old all but jumped into Carl's arms - much to the delight of all.

   Carl was always a good friend - to all of our family. We shall miss him.

Sunday, September 13, 1987 - Litchfield, IL
Carl DeVard and
Adrienne Harty

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 03/07/09:


I am so sad to hear of the loss of your friend. The pictures you were kind enough to put up shows he will be with us, still, through the many fine looking children he has left behind for a long time to come. Like you, he is blessed with family, each one a piece of him.

Linda May

   Thank you so much, Linda May! Carl's funeral was one of the most spiritual we've ever attended, and his children were as beautiful and delightful as ever.

   This information is also posted here:

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

Be Still, My Soul

Words by Katharina von Schlegel, b. 1697,
Translated by Jane Borthwick (1813 - 1897);
Music by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;
With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev'ry change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heav'nly Friend
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: Thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still my soul: The waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: The hour is hast'ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: When change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

"Be Still, My Soul" midi sequenced by my then 18 year old #6 son, Dale Harty - 04/16/02
Thanks, Dale!

"Be Still, My Soul" lyrics transcribed by Carol Buckley Harty ('65) - 04/16/02

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Animated United States Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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