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Carlos Bernell and Hertha Amelia Fehlberg Watkins:  Bernell (as he was known) was born August 5, 1910 in Alpine, Utah to Carlos Oscar and Nannie Hall Watkins.  Bernell’s grandfather homesteaded in Alpine about 1862 and his father was born there in 1882.  He graduated from American Fork High School in 1929.  He served a mission to the North Central States and while serving in northern Montana he met Hertha.  After his mission she came to Utah and they dated and married April 28, 1938. 

Hertha was born October 22, 1907 in Creston, Montana to Otto Paul and Marie Bauer Fehlberg.  She and Bernell adopted Elsa and Eldon, twins born to her sister, Elsa, who died three days after their birth.  They later had a son, Carlos after ten years of marriage.

They lived in Alpine for a couple of years then moved to Highland (#21 on the 1958 Highland map) on December 7, 1941, and took care of turkeys for Clifford E Young and Reed Robinson and also ran the Waki farm.  He worked a number of years at the Utah-Idaho Sugar factory in West Jordan, sharing rides with other workers from Highland.  They soon moved back to Alpine.  Hertha died December 11, 1965 in Salt Lake City of bone cancer and is buried in the Alpine City Cemetery. 

Bernell married Loraine Densley Pierce from Texas, on November 12, 1968.  She had four children who came to live with them.  They served a mission to the Central States in 1978.                               

Bernell died October 19, 2001 in Lehi and is buried in the Alpine City Cemetery.


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