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Death: Charles Edward (Ed) Pitts

Charles Edward Pitts, 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at his home on October 26, 1997 after a long illness.

Born September 10, 1912, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Charles W. Pitts and Louisa Keil Pitts. Married Ethel Jane Drury, June 21, 1935 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Ed loved to dance, and never missed an opportunity to dance with his sweetheart Ethel. The outdoors, camping and fishing with his grandchildren and following the Utah Jazz were among his favorite things.

Ed owned and operated R.P. Wastepaper Co. for many years and before that, worked for the Denver Rio Grand Railroad. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a former bishop but he enjoyed teaching the Gospel Doctrine class in Sunday School the best of his many callings. Past president Temple Quarry Chapter Sons of Utah Pioneers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Ethel, daughter Charlene Atkinson Turner (Larry), Salt Lake City, son Gerald L. (Jerry) Pitts (Joan), Sandy, special niece Charlene Davidson, 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 30, 1997, 12 noon, at the Pioneer 25th Ward, 1148 West 5th South, Salt Lake City, Utah. There will be a viewing held Wednesday evening, October 29, 1997 from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah and one hour before the funeral services at the ward Thursday. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens.

A special thanks to the wonderful care givers at Columbia Homecare for their loving care and support.

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