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Obituary for Ernest Della Perkins

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Ernest Della Perkins

October 26, 1939 - October 19, 2017

Ernest Della Perkins was born in New Albany, Indiana on October 26, 1939. Ernie was a career naval officer so he lived in many places throughout his career. He and his wife, Jeanne, moved to Utah in 1995 to be with family.

Ernie was a 1962 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. After graduation, he was accepted for flight training. He loved flying and couldn’t believe he got paid to do it. He retired from the Navy after twenty-two years and went on to a career with General Dynamics.

Ernie died of cancer and leaves behind his wife, Jeanne; a daughter, Jennifer Leaverton; a son, John Perkins; three grandchildren; as well as two great-granddaughters.

Our lives were all enriched by him and he will be missed by numerous friends and family.

A Memorial Service celebrating Ernie’s life will be officiated by Reverend Shelley Page on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden at 705 23rd Street.

Services under the care of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm -

Unitarian Universalist Church


705 23rd Street, (23rd & Madison), Ogden, UT, 84404

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Memorial Service celebrating Ernie’s life will be officiated by Reverend Shelley Page.


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Born: October 26, 1939
October 26, 1939
Birth – Son of Howard Perkins and Arda May Wilson of Corydon, Indiana
Died: October 19, 2017

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Sue and Martin Wilcox posted on 11/20/17

On behalf of his squadron mates with Patrol Squadron One (Navy) our sincere condolences are sent to a man who lived life well. A proud Naval Academy graduate, husband to Jeanne and father to John and Jennifer. A man who took his family, his job, his naval aviation seriously managed them exceptionally well. An officer that the enlisted men greatly admired and who fellow officer knew that he was a pilot's pilot. To Jeane, we send as much love as she can shoulder during these difficult times.


Gene Graham posted on 11/3/17

Ernie and Jeanne have been dear friends for 50 years. Ernie is loved and will be missed.


Jeff and David posted on 11/2/17

Jeanne and Family, I truly wished things would not turn out this way. Ernie is gone too soon. But now we grieve his loss. What a wonderful man he was. Among many other things, Ernie was a great conversationalist. I loved how my questions were met not with his answers, but with more questions! I will miss his warmth and care in my life. Thanks for sharing him with so many friends.


Renee and Michael posted on 10/29/17

Jeanne, there is really nothing that can be said to ease the loss, but please know you are in our thoughts. We did not know Ernie well, but he was always kind and gracious to us. May your memories of your time together always be as warm and sweet as his smile.