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Death: Eugene Thurgood Midgley

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Eugene Thurgood Midgley, 87, passed away June 4, 1998 at a local hospital due to congestive heart failure.

A patriarch of a large family. A wonderful and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Born March 27, 1911 in Bountiful, Utah to Leroy Park and Lucy Edith Thurgood Midgley. Married Gertrude Vandersteen on March 12, 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. Gertrude passed away September 27, 1970. Married Margaret W. Krebs on October 8, 1971 in the Salt Lake Temple. Gene worked as a general contractor in the construction, painting and decorating business. Active member LDS church serving in a Bishopric, High Priest Group Leadership six times, on a High Council, served a mission to North Carolina with wife Margaret, 1975-76, Salt Lake Temple ordinance worker for 9 years. Loved to fish, the out-of-doors, and oil painting. Avid Jazz fan. He loved his family, especially the little ones.

Survived by wife; children - Eugene L. "Ted" (Marylyn), Duane V. (Ina), Lois Hutchins (Jim), Norman V. (Helen Jane), Dixie Wagner (Bill), A. Wayne Krebs (Sharron), E. Valene Tillack , Lydia K. Evans (Ashel), Glen M. Krebs (Donnia). Sixty-one grandchildren, sixty-five great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Sisters - Bertha M. O'Reilly and Beverley Truitt. Preceded in death by daughter Margaret Adams, five grandchildren, four brothers and six sisters.

Funeral Service, Monday June 8, 1998, 10 a.m., Springtree Ward, 5600 So. Vine St. (700 E.). Friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mort., 4760 So. State and Mon. 9-9:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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