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Ernest Martin Tavernier

July 28, 1930 – November 15, 2020


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Born July 28, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Carol Joyce Rowell Tavernier, his seven children and their spouses—Mark & Sherie Tavernier, Paul & Bonnie Tavernier, Cynthia McDowell, Rebecca & Craig Calkins, David & Briana Tavernier, Stephen & Janet Tavernier, and Cathy Tavernier.

He has twenty-five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren: Jaclyn Tavernier, Chelsie (Treigh), Cash, Jade and Quinn Pedroche, Chase (Kylie) and Xander Tavernier, Mackenzie Tavernier; Ashley (Randall) and Gregory Ballreich, Lauren Tavernier, Lindsay (Caleb), Ellie, Abbie and Maddie Livingston, Brittany (Joshua), Luke, Levi and Liam Heyrend, Michael Tavernier; Lance, Summer, Robyn and Jenna McDowell; Melissa (Graham) and Casey McNeil, Carrie (Kendall) and Vaughn Christensen, David Calkins, Aaron Calkins; Joshua, Tyler, Ryan and Braden Tavernier; Tashara (Ryan), Ella, Maverick and Brevan Carnahan, Courtney Tavernier, Zachary Tavernier and Olivia Tavernier.

Ernest was raised in Utah, California, and Washington. He later went on to study Business at the University of Utah and married Carol Joyce Rowell in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. He was made an officer in the United States Marine Corps, then went on to earn a degree in Law from the University of Utah.

After having their first two children, he and Carol moved to Orange County, California in 1960 where he worked as an attorney for forty years and faithfully attended the Anaheim Sixth Ward in the Anaheim East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He and Carol moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2019 to be near their children. He will be laid to rest at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa, Arizona Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 am (7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207; Ph: (480) 832-2850).

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4 responses to “Ernest Martin Tavernier”

  1. Gloria Reneer Rodenberg says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of “Brother Tavernier”. Especially when he baptized me and his daughter, my best friend Becky, when we were 8. I asked him to baptize me since he had taught and baptized my Mom 5 years earlier, which meant so much to us. He was so smart and knew so much about the gospel; I really looked up to him and loved being around their fun and witty family. He will be missed!! Xoxo Gloria Reneer Rodenberg

  2. David Rowell says:

    When I was first married Ernie told me that one of the best gifts I could give my wife was to take my shirts to the laundry. 50 years later I’m still doing it.
    Uncle Dave

  3. Harriet and Don Ashby says:

    Ernie and Carol have been dear friends since we meet them in 2001. We loved how devoted Ernie was to Carol, always attentive and loving. You will be missed by both family and friends.

  4. Dale Parsons says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Ernie and the family. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor. He was a devoted man of faith and a pleasure to speak with, whether it was baseball or anything else. I enjoyed periodic visits the past few years and had recently considered a drive to AZ to see him and Carol. My love and condolences to the family and I look forward to the day that I can see him again and enjoy his association.

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Ernest Martin Tavernier

July 28, 1930 – November 15, 2020


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Born July 28, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Carol Joyce Rowell Tavernier, his seven children and their spouses—Mark & Sherie Tavernier, Paul & Bonnie Tavernier, Cynthia McDowell, Rebecca & Craig Calkins, David & Briana Tavernier, Stephen & Janet Tavernier, and Cathy Tavernier.

He has twenty-five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren: Jaclyn Tavernier, Chelsie (Treigh), Cash, Jade and Quinn Pedroche, Chase (Kylie) and Xander Tavernier, Mackenzie Tavernier; Ashley (Randall) and Gregory Ballreich, Lauren Tavernier, Lindsay (Caleb), Ellie, Abbie and Maddie Livingston, Brittany (Joshua), Luke, Levi and Liam Heyrend, Michael Tavernier; Lance, Summer, Robyn and Jenna McDowell; Melissa (Graham) and Casey McNeil, Carrie (Kendall) and Vaughn Christensen, David Calkins, Aaron Calkins; Joshua, Tyler, Ryan and Braden Tavernier; Tashara (Ryan), Ella, Maverick and Brevan Carnahan, Courtney Tavernier, Zachary Tavernier and Olivia Tavernier.

Ernest was raised in Utah, California, and Washington. He later went on to study Business at the University of Utah and married Carol Joyce Rowell in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. He was made an officer in the United States Marine Corps, then went on to earn a degree in Law from the University of Utah.

After having their first two children, he and Carol moved to Orange County, California in 1960 where he worked as an attorney for forty years and faithfully attended the Anaheim Sixth Ward in the Anaheim East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He and Carol moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2019 to be near their children. He will be laid to rest at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa, Arizona Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 am (7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207; Ph: (480) 832-2850).

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4 responses to “Ernest Martin Tavernier”

  1. Gloria Reneer Rodenberg says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of “Brother Tavernier”. Especially when he baptized me and his daughter, my best friend Becky, when we were 8. I asked him to baptize me since he had taught and baptized my Mom 5 years earlier, which meant so much to us. He was so smart and knew so much about the gospel; I really looked up to him and loved being around their fun and witty family. He will be missed!! Xoxo Gloria Reneer Rodenberg

  2. David Rowell says:

    When I was first married Ernie told me that one of the best gifts I could give my wife was to take my shirts to the laundry. 50 years later I’m still doing it.
    Uncle Dave

  3. Harriet and Don Ashby says:

    Ernie and Carol have been dear friends since we meet them in 2001. We loved how devoted Ernie was to Carol, always attentive and loving. You will be missed by both family and friends.

  4. Dale Parsons says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Ernie and the family. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor. He was a devoted man of faith and a pleasure to speak with, whether it was baseball or anything else. I enjoyed periodic visits the past few years and had recently considered a drive to AZ to see him and Carol. My love and condolences to the family and I look forward to the day that I can see him again and enjoy his association.

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