First Responders 04

Gale M Rasmussen

March 1, 1949 ~ April 9, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary Image


Gale M Rasmussen, age 70, passed away on April 9, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gale was born March 1, 1948 to Max B Rasmussen and Joyce Rasmussen (Green). Gale married Rolene Rasmussen. They have been married for 18 years.

Gale has volunteered 30+ years for the Vernal City Fire Department, dedicated his life to serving his community through the fire department and serving on the boards for numerous county projects including the Uintah Rec Center and the Buckskin Hills Gun Range. Many in the community will remember his teaching of fire safety at all of the local schools. He spent his time outside of that with his family and up on Diamond Mountain. He was an avid wildlife supporter and huntsman, which he passed onto his children and grandchildren. He had a knack for finding water underground (witching a well) like not many could.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam war and supported other vets throughout his life.

Gale is survived by: Wife – Rolene Rasmussen


Bodie (Sarah) Grandkids – Amelina (10), Anders (4), Nicholas (2), William (6 months)

Digger (Amanda) Grandkids – ChareDacee Clegg (24), Kainen (22), Kylen (10), Addison (6)

ChareDacee (Nathan) Clegg Great Grandkids – Jerim (4) and Nettalynn (2)

Chuck, Grandkids – Gabryelle (9)

Sisters: Joye Rowell (Larry), Ann Stewart, Karen Rasmussen

Brother: Scott Rasmussen (Sandy)

Gale is preceded in death by his mother and father Max and Joyce Rasmussen

A celebration of life will be held Saturday April 13, 2019 at 2PM at the Vernal Fire Station (495 East Main Street) with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 11. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6-8PM at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers an account has been set up at Mountain America Credit Union to accept donations for the Vernal Fire Department.

To send flowers to Gale's family, please visit our floral section.

 Service Program


April 12, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home

© 2019 Ashley Valley Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS