Ralph Mark Lindsey, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Washington Terrace, on Thursday, May 2, 1996 after a courageous battle with a brain tumor.
Ralph was born July 21, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the youngest son of Joseph Mark and Rose Adams Lindsey. He was raised in Salt Lake City and attended school at Bryant Junior High, West High School, University of Utah, and Loyola University, Chicago.He married Neva Williams on May 31, 9141, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Ralph's 28-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation took him to many parts of the country. After his retirement from the bureau, he was employed as the Chief of Security for the Bay Area Rapid Transit, California, for ten years. He and his wife raised their family in Chicago, San Francisco, Kentfield, and Greenbrae, California. They retired to live in the Oakmont Retirement Community of Santa Rosa, California, and were there for 16 years. Their life together was filled with wonderful experiences and many cherished friends whom they have held throughout the years. They had moved to Ogden, Utah three years ago.
He was an active and faithful member of the LDS Church throughout his life, occupying many positions of service during his lifetime. In 1938-40, he served a mission in the LDS East German Mission, but was transferred to the Northern States Mission when the war broke out. He was instrumental in getting the missionaries safely out of East Germany.
He will always be remembered for his generosity, love and kindness to others complimented by an ever-present sense of humor. He enjoyed gardening, tennis, golf and tinkering in the garage. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife. He was a member of the National Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Inc., Golden Gate, Peninsula, and Salt Lake Chapters; Contra Costa County Peace Officers Association; Sons in Retirement, Inc., Hood Mountain Branch, serving as the Big Sir 1987-1988.
The family wishes to offer words of special thanks and gratitude for the loving care and concern by Dr. Bryson Smith and to all those doctors, technicians and staff at McKay-Dee Hospital, especially in the Emergency Room and Radiology department; Dr. Leslye Ingersoll, Nancy and staff at Ogden Regional's Oncology Center; and Martha, Travis and other devoted health care professionals from Hospice of Northern Utah.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Neva, of Ogden; his children, James Mark (Carol) Lindsey, Salt Lake City, Utah; R. David (Linda) Lindsey, Sacramento, California; Marilyn J. (Douglas) Ryan, Ogden, Utah; and Robert W. (Marian) Lindsey, Stockton, California. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph T. Lindsey, Salt Lake City, Utah; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bessie Jensen; a brother, Harold A. Lindsey; and a grandson, Mark A. Lindsey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Washington Terrace 10th Ward Chapel, 125 East 5350 South. The family will greet friends and relatives on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., and Tuesday at the Ward Chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Utah, 2404 Washington Blvd., #304, Ogden, Utah 84401.
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