Douglas Leroy Edginton, 76, of Salt Lake City passed away June 27, 1998, in the Cottonwood Hospital due to heart failure.
He was born September 2, 1921, to Frederick L. and Priscilla Edginton. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth, on January 24, 1942, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Doug honorably served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After 26 years of dedicated service, he retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation. He was a hard-working man and always provided for his family. His greatest joys in life were his grandkids and great-grandkids. They always lovingly referred to him as their "Papa."
He was a very giving man, always willing to help others. Doug dedicated over 2,000 hours of volunteer service to Alta View Hospital. "Dad, you will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you. You fought so hard right to the end and we are all very proud of you. Now you can have the peace you so richly deserve. We all love you very much."
A special thanks to Dr. Thomas Edwards and the staff at CCU at Cottonwood Hospital.
Survivors: Wife, Ruth; daughter, Joan Shuman (Terry); son, Jim Edginton; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Wednesday, July 1, 11 a.m., Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, where friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. and also on Wednesday, one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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