Our loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend returned home to his Heavenly Father, joining his dear wife in a great reunion, after a valiant fight with many lingering illnesses on June 10, 1999.
Born to James Nathan and Mary M. Stoker Aitken, April 29, 1923 in Lake Shore, Utah. He was oldest of eight children. Married Elizabeth Whitaker Hunt in the Salt Lake Temple November 13, 1947. Served in the Armed Forces during World War II. Active member of the LDS Church giving service in numerous leadership positions. He served a mission to Rapid City, South Dakota, with his Elizabeth.Survived by his children, Reed (Kim) Aitken, Glen (Patti) Aitken, David (Ramona) Aitken, Ilene Aitken, Donald Aitken, John (Laura) Aitken, Gerald (Kathleen) Aitken; 24 grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Alta Rowley, Donna (Jay) Measom, Joyce Livingston, Ruth (Lawrence) Thompson, Ann (Ron) LaMothe, Bert (Delores) Aitken, Grant (Charlene) Aitken. Preceded in death by his parents and wife.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Robert, with Heritage Hospice, Fay Case Care Center and staff, Dr. Kenneth Nielsen and Dr. Elizabeth Prystas and Delani for all their efforts in our father's behalf.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 14, 1999, 12 noon at the Kearns 5th Ward, West Chapel, 4660 West 5015 South. Friends may call Sunday, June 13, 1999, 6-8 p.m. and Monday at the church, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road.
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