Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Ralph Hatch Tolman, 73, died Oct. 2, 1997 from a long battle with Luekimia at his home and farm of 73 years which he also farmed as a child, with his family around him.
Born May 5, 1924 in Lehi, Utah to Judson L. and Pauline Hatch Tolman. Married Betty Ray June 6, 1942 in Las Vagas, Nevada. He was a member of the LDS Church. Served in the Merchant Marines during World War II in the Pacific and Phillipines. Retired Teamsters truck driver. He was a prominant Sandy farmer and served on the Sandy City Council for eight years. Ralph was a good neighbor and friend to all. He never met a stranger. You never made a visit to his home without leaving with your arms full of his produce.Survived by wife of Sandy, Sons and daughters, Ralph R. Tolman, Dawn (Robbie) Anderson, Michael Ray (Susan) Tolman, LaRaine Tolman, Wendell Suprise all of Sandy, Susan Riley, Holladay, Carolyn (David) Bartlett, Gary (Mickie) Tolman, Midvale, Lynne Orgill, Draper, 24 Grandchildren, 5 great Grandchildren, sisters Beatrice Coyner, St. George, Alice Broomhead, Alpine, and Ruth Hardcastle of Sandy. Preceded in death by Diana Leatherwood. Special Relatives O. Albert and Ruth Hardcastle and Darrell and Betty Ray.
Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Jordan 3rd Ward 8950 So. 400 E. where friends may call Sunday eve. from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home 12600 So. 2200 W. Riverton and one hour prior Monday at the church. Interment in the Sandy City Cemetery.
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