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Obituary: Francis Roy Cherry

Francis Roy Cherry 1921 ~ 2005 Francis Roy Cherry, husband, father of four, grandfather of 20, and great-grandfather of 28, age 84, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2005 in Cedar City, Utah. He was born on July 21, 1921 in Ogden, Utah to Bessie Clark and Clyde Cherry. He married Laura Daley on October 10, 1941 and solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on November 19, 1943. Roy graduated from North Summit High School, Coalville Utah in 1940. He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the battleship U.S.S. Washington in the Pacific Campaign. Roy was a devoted hard worker, beginning his career with the Union Pacific Railroad, both before and after World War II. He then worked for Utah Power and Light beginning in 1947 and rose to the position of Meter Superintendent in Richfield, Utah. He retired in Vermillion, Utah on May 1, 1983 and then moved to Cedar City, Utah in 1998 to be closer to his children. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5050, where he actively served as an Honor Guard for Veterans for several years. Roy also served on the city council in Sigurd, Utah. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura Elizabeth Daley Cherry of Cedar City, Utah, four children Lola Atwood of Cedar City, Francis (Patricia) Cherry Jr. of Highland, Utah, Stephen (Sharlene) Cherry of Rawlins, Wyoming, Lauralee (Glen) Detton of Salt Lake City, Utah, two brothers Clyde Lee and Marvin Jay Cherry, 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Lola May. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindquist Mortuary located at 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah. Family and friends may call on Saturday, November 12, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary and Monday, November 14, at 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Lindquist Mortuary. Interment will be in the Washington Heights Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent through our website at