Ralph Garff Crossgrove (affectionately known as Uncle Buster), beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Oct. 1, 1997 in Draper, UT, at the age of 94.
He was born July 4, 1903 in Draper, to Bayard Mousley and Matilda Jane Garff Crossgrove. Ralph married Leah Soffe on Nov. 6, 1927 in Salt Lake City. Ralph was a poultry farmer and member of the Draper Poultryman Association when Draper was called "The Egg Basket of Utah". He also served as an assistant supervisor at the Draper Water Treatment Plant. He loved his family and always made sure their needs were met. His wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life and they all, in turn, loved him dearly. His word was his bond. He never had a mortgage and if he couldn't pay cash, he waited and saved until he could. He was proud of his Danish heritage and pioneer ancestry. He has left a deep void in all of our lives until we can all be together again as family in eternity.He is survived by his wife, Leah; sister, Helen Dodson; daughter, Sue (Bill) Wagner; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter, RoMae Clyde, granddaughter, Cindy Clyde, brother, Avar and Paul, sister, Hulda (Susan).
Funeral services Sat. Oct. 4th at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary 4760 South State St., where friends may call Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment Draper City Cemetery.
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