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Obituary: Earl W. Redd

1931 ~ 2004

Earl William Redd, 73, passed away at his home in Park City, Utah on September 29, 2004

Earl, the son of Preston Lyman Redd and Jeanette Wride Redd, was born on March 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA. He was raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from Manual Arts High School in 1949, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico and Central America. His mission was followed by service in the U.S. Army in Panama. He attended the University of Southern California and worked for many years as a general contractor in California before retiring to Utah.

Earl married and was sealed to Rose Marie Robinson in 1956 in the Los Angeles Temple. They are the parents of three sons and one daughter. Earl and Rose Marie served several missions for the Church in recent years in the Mexico City Temple, the Oaxaca Mexico Temple, and the Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple. Shortly before his death, he was released as President of the Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple. He had been a temple sealer in the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Temples in addition to his service in the Temples in Mexico.

In addition to his Church service as a missionary, he served as Bishop of the La Mirada Ward in California, as a member of the Stake Presidency of the Cerritos California Stake, and many other ward and stake leadership positions in the Cerritos, CA; Placentia, CA; and Park City, UT Stakes. He is remembered for his warm and friendly personality, his sense of humor, and for the lasting positive effect he has had on the many people everywhere he has lived and served. He has remained fluent in Spanish and has served in church callings with Spanish speaking members for many years.

He is survived by his wife Rose Marie of Park City; son Jeffrey (Janeen) of La Habra, CA; son Bruce (Nancy) of Chino Hills, CA; daughter Becky (Kevin) Thayn of Lehi, UT; son Douglas (Claudia) of Park City, UT; 15 grandchildren, and sister Arlene Redd Brown of Culver City, CA.

Preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Preston G. Redd and Harold K. Redd.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 2004 at 11 a.m. in the Park City Kimball Ward chapel, 2555 Kilby Rd., Park City. Friends may call Sunday evening (October 3rd) from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Dr. Salt Lake City, Ut. or one hour prior to services on Monday at the Kimball Ward Chapel. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund.