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Obituary: Boyd Figgins

ST. GEORGE, UT--<! > Boyd Henry Figgins, 79, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2001 in St George Utah.

He was born April 14,1921 in Brigham City Utah to Thomas Alexander and Lessie May Russon Figgins. He married Beryl Mae Smith on November 1, 1940 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Boyd served his country in World War II, serving part of his service in the Phillippines. He worked for Kennicott Copper for 32 years starting at the smelter and retiring from the refinery plant in 1975. During that time Boyd owned and operated Figgins Heating and Cooling with his sons. He served as President of the AFL/CIO United Steel Worker of America Union for several years, where his main intent was to be fair to both the employees and the employer. Boyd enjoyed hunting, fishing, most athletic sports, and especially he loved to golf. He was a member of the Snow Canyon LDS 4th Ward in St George. Boyd will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Boyd is survived by his wife: Beryl of St George, Utah; five children: Brent (Connie) Figgins of Syracuse, Utah; Barry (Cathy) Figgins of Farmington, Utah; Bryant (Anna Marie) Figgins of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bonnie Barlow of St George and Beverly (Scott) Archer of Sandy, Utah; 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gayle Wagstaff and a brother, Ted Poulsen, both of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Faye; and two brothers, Dean Figgins and Russon Poulsen.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the care givers at the St George Care Center and Southern Utah Hospice Care, especially Trudy Boyack, Tacy Hill and Tom Lloyd for their loving care. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donations to the Southern Utah Hospice Care, 736 South 900 Ste 107, St. George, UT 84790.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 20, 20001 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT. A visitation will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the Memorial Estates Mortuary. Interment will be in the Lakeview Memorial Estates Cemetery, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful, UT. Local arrangements are under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

God saw he was getting tired,

And a cure was not to be,

So He put His arm around him

And whispered, "Come with me."

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer

And saw him fade away.

Although we loved him dearly

We could not bid him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating

Hard working hands at rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best.

Author Unknown