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Death: Edward Finlinson

Edward Finlinson, age 91, a great, kind and generous man, passed away on October 3, 1997 and returned to the presence of his Heavenly Father, having lived an honorable exemplary life. His body succumbed to cancer, but his spirit never did.

Edward was born May 13, 1906 in Oak City, Utah to George Edward and Mary Caroline Roper Finlinson. Ed was the fifth of nine children. The Finlinsons were a large and loving family who valued close family ties and hard work. He married Afton Lambert April 17, 1935 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They have made their home in Fillmore for the past 62 years. His life was dedicated to the service of others and he served unselfishly. He had a gentle manner and was a comfort to many, especially his family. He taught by example the way to serve others.Edward was a faithful and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities throughout his life. He fulfilled an honorable mission to the Southern States in 1927, has served in the Bishopric, High Priest Group Leader, Young Mens President, Sunday School President, Stake Missionary, home teacher, choir president and has sung in the ward choir for over 65 years.

He has been a wonderful example to his five children, his 23 grandchildren and his 27 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Afton, Fillmore; and his children, Helen (Ted) Jorgensen, Salt Lake City; Steven (Elaine) Finlinson, Salt Lake City; Edda Gay (Blaine) Hilton, Bicknell, Utah; Bonny (Dave) Harrison, Sandy, Utah; and Joleen (Robert) Ripplinger, Millville, Utah; his grandchildren and great-grandchilren. Also survived by a sister, Lucy Christensen (Newell) Day, and his brother, Lenox Finlinson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 1 p.m. in the Fillmore Stake Center, 300 West Center, where friends may call Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Burial in the Fillmore City Cemetery under the direction of the Olpin Mortuary.

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