Howard Marvin Dawes "Grandpa" 1929 ~ 2005 Our dear husband, father, brother, friend, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away November 25, 2005 at the age of 76. He was born April 14, 1929 to Murel Bridges and Curtis Wesley Dawes in Garfield, Utah. He married Shirley Ann Peterson November 30, 1951; later solemnized in Salt Lake Temple. After the death of his sweetheart, Shirley, he later married and was sealed to his friend, Bun Parry, who he has loved and enjoyed the last few years of his life. Attended Murray High School, then joined the Navy in 1945 and served his country during World War II. Howard retired after 30 years at Hercules as the electrical maintenance supervisor. He was an active and faithful member of the LDS Church and held many callings. He was devoted to his family and was always there to support them. He was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to his Utes. He was also an avid bowler and coached his sons and grandsons in baseball more than 20 years. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Shirley; and two brothers. Survived by his wife, Bun; children, Les (Patti), Evelyn (Ray) Beckstead, Kent (Barbara), Janice (Davis) Richards, Craig (Andrea), Greg (Tonja), and Kelly (Katrina); 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepchildren; 41 step-grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters. Thanks, Dad, for all the good times, life lessons, and the good example you've been for us. We love you! Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 12 noon at the Granger 6th Ward, 3274 Hillsdale Drive. The family will receive friends at a viewing Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, and one hour prior to the services at the Ward. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.
Obituary: Howard Marvin Dawes
By Deseret News