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Obituary: Richard Harris Coleman

Richard Harris Coleman, 78, passed away peacefully March 20, 2001 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 3, 1922 to Charles W. and Irene Schofield Coleman, the sixth of ten children. He graduated from Granite High School and the University of Utah in business. He married Patricia Pace December 24, 1951.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in World War II in the Philippines where he was a military police officer and commander of a P.O.W. Camp. He received a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart while serving as a combat infantry unit commander. He later served as a pilot and captain in the Utah and Idaho Air National Guards.

Rick owned an insurance agency and was a past president of The Independent Insurance Agents of Salt Lake. He was also a past member of the Fort Douglas - Hidden Valley Country Club. Rick was an avid sports enthusiast and a gifted athlete. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and flying. He was a member of the LDS Church. He had a generous heart and loved to be with his family.

Rick is survived by his wife, Patricia, his son, Richard, Jr. (Rosane) of Murray, his daughters, Cathy (Brooke) Thomas of Murray, and Colette (Rick) Geis of Draper, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, a brother, Harold (Pearlie) Coleman, sisters, Gloria Baker of Idaho Falls, ID and Charlene (Hans) Holland. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Douglas, Charles and Wallace and sisters, Vardie Jacobsen, Helen Pond, and Leah Lieurance.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 12 noon in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive where friends may call on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services.

Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.