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7 Utah political figures who died in 2013

Published December 30, 2013 6:36 am

Remembrance • An advocate, mayors and an attorney general died in 2013.
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Brent Anderson • The fourth mayor of West Valley City who served from 1987 to 1994 and oversaw construction of the city hall and the town's first golf course, died June 18. Anderson was 80.

Kay Cornaby • A Salt Lake County Republican who served in the state senate from 1977 to 1990 and spent two years as majority leader died Nov. 25. Cornaby was 77.

Frank Cordova • The former president of Centro Cívico Mexicano and an advocate for Latinos in Utah died Oct. 7 from cancer. Cordova was 69.

Steve Curtis • The mayor of Layton died in his sleep and was found Nov. 29. Curtis was 58.

Ron Fullmer • The Cottonwood Heights civic leader who served two terms in the Utah State Legislature from 1983-1986 died Jan. 19. Fullmer was 78.

David Gardner • The former Utah County commissioner whose political career ended due to brushes with the law and alcohol, died April 30. Gardner was 58.

Vernon Romney • Utah's attorney general from 1969 to 1977 and the cousin of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney died July 13. Vernon Romney was 89.


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