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Obituary: William Francis

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5/11/1922 ~ 9/29/2004

Our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who touched the lives of many, William Francis, age 82, of Kaysville, UT, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 in Kaysville, UT.

Bill was born May 11, 1922 in Logan, Utah to Marinus and Marjorie Falslev. On September 5, 1942, he married Genevieve Marian Hill in Preston, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 4, 1962. Genevieve later passed away on September 22, 1984. Bill then married Gloria Faerber on January 15, 1989.

Bill was raised by his grandparents William and Hannah Francis (Ma & Pa). He was active in the Boy Scouting program for 29 years (1960-1989). He was awarded with the Silver Beaver award, the highest scouting honor. Bill was an active member of the LDS Church. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Bill also served his country in World War II in the Navy. He worked for JC Penney, where he retired after 40 years of service. He also worked with the University of Utah, Deseret Gym, and Kingsbury Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Francis of Kaysville, UT; daughter, Marian (David) Fullmer, Murray; son, William (Mary) Francis, Bellvue, WA,daughter, Diane (Randy) Howarth, Salt Lake City, UT; son, Tom (Luella) Francis, Salt Lake City; daughter, Connie (Erik) Hansen, Holladay, UT; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (and one on the way), his brother, Spence Falslev, Logan, UT and sister, Barbara Douglas, Payette, ID. Preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, daughter, Cathy, parents and grandparents.

Graveside services for Bill will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004 at 11:00 am. at the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 1750 East 3300 South. Friends may call Monday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East Interment: Wasatch Lawn Cemetery. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.