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Garth L. Naylor, 74, died February 16, 1996 in the University of Utah Medical Center of heart failure.

Born April 29, 1921 to Frank Sefton Naylor and Rhoda Lois Laird in Rexburg Idaho.He served an LDS Mission in Northern California from 1942 - 1944. Served as secretary to the Mission President. Married in Salt Lake Temple April 11, 1945 to Elaine Ellsworth, later divorced.

In 1945 he served in the Naval Reserve in San Francisco. Garths career was filled with creativity and accomplishment. From his beginnings with the Marriott Corp., Garths contagious personality endeared him to many others and provided the basis for the initiation of his own enterprises. In the following years it brought the design and the establishment of some of Utahs finest restaurants culminating in the creation of the Rubiayat and then the Heidelberg Restaurant and Edelweiss Reception Center.

His many creative talents served him well as he brought real meaning to the concept of service and reality to the ideal of hard work. His love for work and his unique ability to inspire and involve others has created a legacy of success from those who have loved him and worked beside him. He chaired the March of Dimes drive to great success in fund raising. Garth had a beautiful tenor voice and sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 14 years.

Survived by children: Mary Naylor Harris; Gregory Ellsworth Naylor (Gloria); Preston Ellsworth Naylor (Jamie); E. Bradly Naylor (Linda); Brian Ellsworth Naylor (Cynthia); and Mrs. Douglas E. Naylor (Carol); 31 grandchildren and one great- grandchild and Terry Gross, business partner and dear friend of 36 years. Preceded in death by son, Douglas Ellsworth Naylor.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday February 21, 1996, 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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