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Daniel Bert Angus

May 12, 1976 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 42)

Daniel Bert Angus flew his Piper PA-24 Comanche back to his Heavenly Father December 17, 2018. He was born May 12, 1976 to wonderful parents, Lynn and Sharon Angus of Dry Fork.

Daniel was a great man who had a wonderful wife by his side, the love of his life, Gina Hackford Angus. They were married December 27, 2001, and later August 5, 2004 for time and all eternity in the Vernal, Utah Temple. Everyone knew how much Daniel adored Gina. He loved being at home cozying up with her, spending time with his beautiful daughter, Devany Daniel, and wrestling with his son that was his pride and joy, Hunter Bert.

Daniel began his life in the construction business when he was 12 years-old with his father and grandfather, Bert Angus. Daniel was extremely hard-working and driven, yet so very kind. There are many construction masterpieces around Vernal that were built by Daniel, such as the VTV Strata building, the Larsen-Haslem dental building, Comfort Inn, Jack General Tire remodel, and his own home.

Daniel always wanted to keep work with the local businesses and loved winning bid jobs! Daniel was known and respected for his impressive professionalism on a construction site. He loved the guys he worked with and they were his good friends. He always listened and offered wise guidance. One of his daughters is a current employee and manages the office for him. He and his wife own Angus Construction and Campbell Plumbing.

He loved sharing stories of the childhood memories of getting into mischief with his brothers and friends. As a family friend shared they had, “great times together, hard times together, we rode horses, camped, fished, hunted, and bled together.” He enjoyed the time he spent around his brothers, their wives, and sweet nieces and nephews.

Recently he found a passion and talent for flying. His flight instructor said that all the other pilots instantly loved him because “of his eagerness and exuberance.” He learned to fly in a Cessna 152. He always enjoyed taking care of his sheep and lambs that he named. He enjoyed going to hunting camp with his father-in-law, exciting trips to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and fishing trips in Alaska with his wife, children, and mom and dad.

Due to extenuating family health circumstances, Daniel was traveled between Utah and Idaho because of the love for his work and his hometown community. He ended up flying back and forth between Vernal and Aberdeen, Idaho as much as he could. The Aberdeen community and ward immediately welcomed and loved him. His new bishop said Daniel is always the first person to volunteer, serve, and help others.

Daniel was a wonderful dad. He did everything he could to help “his kids” any way they needed and was always there for them, including giving them jobs at work. He always was eager to give them “Priesthood blessings” when they were in trouble and needed help. His son-in-law always hassled him to go fishing. His grandkids loved, “Papa Daniel” and he adored them.

Daniel married Mandy Serrano in 1993 and they later divorced. They had a daughter, McKayla (Jaden) Gilroy; their children are Ryker, Rogyn, and Rhyla; and daughter Tiffany Angus Cottam; her child Kayson.

He touched many lives through his constant service, priesthood service, his dedication to the community, contagious sense of humor, and kindness.

Daniel is preceded in death by his father, Lynn Angus, grandparents Bert and Ila Angus, and Brigham Keith and Charlotte McArthur.

He is survived by his wife Gina Angus; his mother Sharon Angus; his daughter, Devany; his sons, Hunter and Noah; Keisha (Sam) Holfeltz, their daughter RaeLee; Josh Muirhead; Chante (Dez) Muirhead, their kids, D’Ante and Emery Hatch; Caleb (Sophie) Pemberton, and their daughter Brookylnn; his brothers, Mike, Jed (Stephanie), Ryan (Daisy), Justin (Christy), Jason (Tiffany); in-laws, Niki Angus; Jesica (Jason) Harrison, Bo Hackford; father in-law, Randy Hackford, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the Glines Stake Center (78 South Aggie BLVD). A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6-8PM at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home (a building he was honored to build) and Saturday 9:45 – 10:45 AM at the church. Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the care and direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.

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