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Death: Kenneth Harvey Zumwalt ""Kenny""

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Kenneth Harvey Zumwalt, "Kenny", born August 18, 1932 to Noah Kenyon and Ella Marie Holz Zumwalt in Salt Lake City, Utah, died Sunday, March 22, 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona due to an Adult Respiratory Disease (ARDS) and complications from a heart attack.

He married Valerie Joyce Coates June 24, 1960 in Salt Lake, later divorced, September 27, 1967. They had two daughters. Dad remained a bachelor for the next 31 years, and loved every minute of it. Dad was a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy. He loved the sea and the magnificance of the large ships. He felt it an honor to serve his country.Dad was gifted with an incredible mathematical mind and excelled in everything he did. He was a wonderful chef. He liked good food and loved to try new recipes. Dad made the best homemade bread, chili sauce and roast beef sandwiches. He learned this talent from his mother, who was an excellent cook.

Dad loved all sports. He played baseball at West High School (3rd base) and bowled on several different bowling leagues with his best friends winning numerous tournaments, trophies and prizes. He also loved to spend his weekends at Bountiful Springs Golf Course where he shot a Hole-in-one and received a local write-up. Dad worked for Kennecott Local 19 and the Bechtel Corporation, fitting pipes at several valley locations, including the Copper Mine, Salt Palace, Valley Fair and Cottonwood Malls, and in Arizona at the Pale Verde Nuclear Power Plant.

Dad retired in 1983 at the young age of 52. He fulfilled his lifelong goals of being financially independent and building a motor home out of a school bus from the ground up. He traveled the western states following the warm climates and living in Yuma, Arizona during the winter months. He enjoyed visiting San Diego and friends and family during the summer months. Dad enjoyed his bachelor lifestyle and especially hanging out with his buddies. He loved his two daughters, son-in-law and his two little grandsons and they loved him very much and will deeply miss him.

Survivors: daughters, Lori Zumwalt, Hot Springs, AR; Lesa Downs (Chad), South Jordan, UT; two grandsons, Matt and C.J. Downs; sister, Rose Marie Page Webb (Jack); nieces, Vickie Smith (Jay), Shelley Jensen (Doug), Tammy Stevens (Bob); nephews, Kelly Page (Mary Jo), Derk Webb; 16 grandnephews-nieces. Preceded in death by parents, and brother-in-law, Lennis Page.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State. Friends and family may call one hour prior to services. A luncheon for all friends and family will folIow the service at the Downs' residence in South Jordan, located at 1228 W. 11050 So. Please join us to celebrate dad's life and help us remember some wonderful memories.

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