Public Memorial Service Planned For Flood Victims In Southern Utah

Public Memorial Service Planned For Flood Victims In Southern Utah
Photo Courtesy: Facebook

WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH – September 21, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Hildale and Colorado City officials have announced a memorial to pay tribute to the lives lost in last week’s flash floods will be open to the public.

According to Washington County City, the services will be held at Maxwell Park in Hildale, Utah on Saturday, September 26, at 2 p.m. Organizers are asking that those attending dress in modest, formal attire.

The memorial service is for the 12 people confirmed dead after being swept away by flash flooding in the tiny polygamist community. The 12 deaths are a part of the 20 total killed in the flooding on Monday, September 14. Seven were canyoneering in Zion National Park and one man who was found in the Ft. Pearce Wash area of Warner Valley.

On Monday, the search continued for missing six-year-old, Tyson Lucas Black, who is presumed to have also drowned in the flash floods in Hildale.

The families will be holding private funeral services during the week and are asking for privacy during this time. The families also wish to express their appreciation for all who have helped in any way.

If you have questions you may contact the memorial organizers at 435.874.2323.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here