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Obituary: Dennis Carrig

Dennis Carrig 1916 ~ 2005 "If I weren't Irish, you know what I would be? I'd be ashamed of myself." Dennis Carrig, born November 4, 1916, in Salt Lake City to Thomas F. and Mary Hynes Carrig, passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Dennis was educated in Salt Lake City parochial schools, attended the Catholic seminary in Mountain View, California, for a short time before returning to Salt Lake City to begin his 41 year career with the UPRR, while working a second job handling the U. S. Mail well into his 70's. Throughout his life he was a strong hard working man, who loved his family especially the babies. He never lost his Irish wit. He served in the U. S. Army in the Asian Pacific Theatre during World War II from 1941 - 1945. His passing will leave a void in many people's lives, most of all his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Lou Bradshaw Carrig. Sons, David DeGooyer, Michael, Patrick (Bobby), of Salt Lake City; Tim (Shauna) of Maumelle, Arkansas. Daughters, Lynn (Bob) Munden of Boise, Idaho, Stella Wordelman (Dennis Bennett), and Shannon (John) Harte, of Salt Lake City. Eleven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren with one soon to join the Carrig clan. He has always been like a father to Betty Lou's siblings, Walter Bradshaw and Garnett (Ken) Fenton. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Nora, brothers, Thomas and John, and sisters, Marie, Della, and Ellen Rose. Thanks so much to Chris, who cared so lovingly for his grandfather during his final days, and also to Kathy, Dennis, and all of the others from Life Paths Hospice. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 715 West 300 North. A vigil service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call from 6 - 7 p.m. Committal Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street.