Funeral for Crozier Kimball Fitzgerald, 57, the first LDS chaplain at Utah State Prison and retired Air Force chaplain, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Provo.
Services for Mr. Fitzgerald, who died May 23, 1989, at his Provo home after a long illness, will be held in the Edgemont 9th Ward, 43rd N. Canyon Road, Provo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center, Provo, and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 106th S. 17th East, Sandy.Most recently he was chaplain at the Utah State Hospital and Provo Canyon School and served until earlier this spring as director of the Utah Valley Ministerial Association. He also was the first LDS chaplain at Hill Air Force Base.
He was born April 23, 1932, in Murray and was reared in Draper. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, served an Eastern States Mission and was commissioned a chaplain in 1964. He retired from the Air Force in 1983. He was graduated in sociology from Brigham Young University in 1962, received a master's degree in education in 1969 from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in 1974 in guidance and counseling from Chapman College, Orange, Calif.
Fitzgerald worked for a number of state agencies and in 1960 became the first LDS chaplain at the prison, where he first worked as a security guard.
He was a high priest in the Edge-mont 9th Ward, Edgemont Stake, and had served as a high counselor in a number of stakes while in the military. He also had taught seminary and Sunday School.