Darris John Chivers passed away on July 15, 2023 in the Ashley Regional Medical Center due to natural causes. He was born to Leora Winward Chivers and Marvin John Chivers of Vernal, Utah on Aug 3, 1937. He had two brothers Gilmer Chivers and Giles Chivers. He attended and graduated from Uintah High School. He was a United State Vet serving in the United State Army in France and Texas.
He married Rosa Alemany Ferrer and adopted her son Samuel John Chivers. Later they were divorced.
He married Vera Helen Bigelow and adopted her children Tana Lee, Shelly Kay, and Douglas Ray. Helen later passed away. He had great love for his dog Lily.
He worked at the Phosphate Plant in Vernal as an IT tech with an electrical background and instrumentation knowledge acquired in the military. He moved back to SLC where he later owned and operated his own company in computers. He would set up offices with their own in-house main frame computers, thus letting the whole office have access to their company documents and printers. Back then the computer were a large device at 3 feet wide and up to 4 to 6 feet high. Back when it required a wire to be run to every computer and printer. He would own and maintain the operation of these computers.
After the passing of his mother, Darris and Helen moved back to Vernal, making their home behind his parents’ old home in Davis area. Then, being simi retirement he purchased a tractor and started a small business, tilling garden spots for others. He upgraded his equipment and also mow and cut small yards of grass and weeds. He had many clients and worked many hours in the spring to get people’s garden spots ready for planting.
Darris was very talented and could fix anything from mechanical, to electrical, to instrumentation. He loved computers and had many in his house. He had an arsenal of tools. Was Jack of many trades.
He loved and serviced in his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in various callings, as he serviced as a bishop in SLC. He received a call to work in the SLC temple as an ordinance worker. Was later called to Work in the New Vernal Temple as a temple worker. He had a great love for genealogy. Spending many hours in pursuit of his ancestors. Submitting many names for their personal temple work to be done. He loved people and had many friends. As his health was failing, he was required to walk with a cane and later a walker. He demonstrated his ability to overcome many of life’s challenges as life tried to beat him down as his health was failing.
He loved the Utah State Fair as Darris and Helen would take their camper trailer and park outside the fairgrounds and attend the State Fair for the whole week. Helen and Darris traveled on various vacations as he worked on his bucket list for locations to see. He loved the outdoors and attending the old annual family deer hunting event, until the passing of his father Marvin. He loved to work and always had a list of things to be done around the house. If you ran into him up town it would cost, you an hour of your time talking with him. Then he would trick you into helping him with his to-do list, as his body was not letting him do the things he could dream up. Note: His list did not need to be done right away but meant when you are going to be coming. You could say he would lay up all night thinking of things for others to do. Think what he could have done by himself if his health had not been failing. His had a great mind.
He is preceded in death by his wife Helen, parents and brothers.
Funeral Services will be Friday July 21, 2023 at 11 AM at the davis 4th Ward Chapel 3990 South 1500 East
Viewings will be Thursday 6-8 PmMand Friday 9:45-10:45 all at the Chapel
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park with Military Honors from the American Legion post 11