BOUNTIFUL - Galen Cundick, age 83, died January 12, 2002.
He was born Sept 4, 1918, the last of 12 children to Charles and Zuretta Cun-dick, in West Jordan, UT. He married Loy Paswaters, Aug 22, 1940. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away Nov 7, 1961.
He attended West Jordan schools and graduated from Jordan High in 1934 at the age of sixteen. He learned carpentry skills from his father and older brothers and worked as a carpenter for several years. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in ward and stake leadership and missionary positions. He served three stake missions and full-time missions to Liberty Jail in Missouri and in Ireland.
He served in the Armed Forces during World War II in the Pacific area, including the Philippines, Leyte, and finally in Japan, spending some time in Hiroshima after the surrender.
Some of his hobbies included golfing, fishing, camping, and working on carpentry projects. He had a keen ear for music and enjoyed playing the home organ and the harmonica. He enjoyed traveling, especially to out-of-state Church temples. He will be remembered for his kindness, gentleness, patience and sweet disposition. He continually set an example of true gospel living.
He is survived by Mazie, his wife of 39 years, whom he married in 1963 in the Idaho Falls Temple; two children, Karen (Bud) Klungervik, West Yellowstone, MT, Karlin (John) Schwi-sow, Murray, UT; two stepsons, Curtis Bowman, Roy Bowman; sister, Gladys Carlisle, Salt Lake City, UT; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loy; son, Dale Cundick, who passed away in 1979; and a great-granddaughter, Jade.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wed. Jan 16, 2002, Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E, where friends and family will meet 9-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S, Murray, UT. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Utah Veterans Nursing Home for their excellent care and great kindness.