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Obituary: Stanford Taylor Holbrook

Stanford Taylor Holbrook Papa Stan 3/27/1925 ~ 9/24/2005 Our cherished husband, father and grandfather, Stanford Taylor Holbrook passed into the arms of his Father in Heaven on September 24, 2005 surrounded by his loving family. Born March 27, 1925 in Ogden, Utah, son of Phyllis and John LeRoy Holbrook. He was a graduate of the University of Utah in Chemical Engineering. Stan later received his Doctorate from New Mexico State University where he was a professor and associate department head prior to his retirement to Salt Lake in 1995. Stan served in the Army during World War II as a welder and diver. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in which he served in various church callings, where he was able to touch many peoples lives for good. He had a deep love for nature, poetry, music, elephants and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He loved people and sharing his profound ideas. Stan fought many battles with his health during his life, but managed to conquer all with grace and dignity. His life is a true example of never-wavering faith, courage and triumph over adversity. His tender smile, kind words and witty sense of humor will be missed by all. Stan leaves behind his eternal companion, Nadine Holbrook and a legacy of love which includes daughters, Ann Moss, Janet Louie, Ruth Kadas, Katie Mitchell, Lea Lynn Matson, Lettie Peterson, Holly Lumbert, Janeice Switzer, Naomi Lange and son, Kyle Crausby. He was known as grandpa and "papa" to 14 precious grand- children. A viewing will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Ward. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Ward Building, located at 3671 So. Oldham (3630 South 4400 West), West Valley City. Interment: Ben Lomond City Cemetery, Ogden, Utah.