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Death: Joseph Floyd Kirby

Joseph Floyd Kirby, in his 91st year, passed away on October 2, 1997 under the tender care of his son David and his wife Pennie, with whom he lived during the last 13 years.

He was born March 30, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married his eternal sweetheart, Eleanor Glenn on September 21, 1932 in the Salt Lake Temple. He was a printer by profession and also spent many years as a school bus driver for the Granite School District. For a time, the family business involved the selling of eggs and the raising of chickens.He was an active High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many leadership positions in the Elders and Seventies Quorums of which he was a member. He also served as ward clerk for many years. Even at 90 years of age, he was a full tithe payer.

The things he liked best were potato salad, hot rolls, cherry chocolates from CK Cummings, Mom's frozen lemon pie and cherished moments with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He loved his bishops, Kent Murdock, David Poulsen and Alan Barnes. His home teacher, Gil Jensen, was wonderful. The home health care nurses and aides were a blessing--especially Kristie Taylor. Those who served him most will love him most. He was always kind to Celeste and she will miss him greatly.

Others who will miss him are his sons, Larry (Shirley) and Glenn (Sue), son-in-law, Donald Webb, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, foster grandchildren, as well as his sister, Caroline Spicer and various brothers and sisters-in-law.

He was greeted by his sweet wife, Eleanor; his daughter, Maurine and a granddaughter and great-grandson. Dad, you were a good sport, especially the last while, when your body was not as strong as your spirit.

Services will be Monday, October 6, 1997 at 12 noon at East Millcreek Stake Center, 3103 East 3600 South. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Memorial Mortuary, 2128 S. State Street and one hour prior to services. Interment Lake Hills Memorial Cemetery.

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