Cannon G. Parkinson, our father, grandfather and friend, passed away January 9, 1998 while struggling to recover from recent surgery.
Born Aug l4, 1922 in Logan, Utah to Glenn Smart Parkinson and Marguerite Cannon. He married Hazel Stoddard in 1948, and together they had four children. They were later divorced. He married Beth Linnell in 1971. Cannon was a man of loyalty and character and enjoyed life- particularly when it included a tee time. He was raised in Cache Valley and learned the great values of life that a farm can teach a young boy. He attended Stanford University prior to serving his country in World War II. He was a gifted athlete and quarterbacked the University of Utah football team to two consecutive conference championships in 1947 and 1948 and was graduated in 1948. He also served in Korea. His working life was spent primarily outdoors as a civil engineer, and he thoroughly enjoyed his years working on the Flaming Gorge project. In his retirement years he developed his artistic talents as a painter primarily of western themes, and he absolutely loved to be on the golf course. A member of the LDS church, he attended the Yalecrest 1st Ward with his son and family. He will be missed by his family, friends at the Cardiac Rehab Center, his golfing buddies, neighbors, and many other friends.Cannon is survived by his children, Steven S. (Brenda), Las Vegas; Scott C. (Allison), Salt Lake City; Louise `Randi', Grand Prairie, TX; sister, Dixie (Emil) Madsen, Las Vegas; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a his wife, Beth; a son, Thomas; his parents; and sisters, Peggy (Medica) and Shirley (Kroll).
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998 at the Yalecrest 1st Ward building, 1035 S. 1800 E., SLC., at noon, where friends may call one hour before the services.
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