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Obituary: Arden Rollins

Arden Rollins

1924 ~ 2007

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Arden Rollins, age 83, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family October 16, 2007.He was born on June 3, 1924 in Greenville, Utah, son of Perley F. Rollins and Esther Morris. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Ellen Dolores Warner, Nov. 1, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple Dec. 5, 1961. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 1, 2007.

He graduated from Beaver High School and attended Utah State University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He received a Purple Heart for his service. He grew up in Greenville and raised his family in Salt Lake City. He was a farmer, carpenter, and worked in the floor covering industry. His loves were his family and grandchildren, gardening, leather work, wood working, hunting, fishing, Jazz basketball, reading, and history.

He was a high priest and held various church positions including ward clerk, home teacher, and member of the Sunday school presidency.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, five brothers and son-in-law Jeff Mattson. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; daughter, Jan (Steve) Burnside; son, Gary (Dixie) Rollins; daughter, Vickie (Mark) Siegel; and daughter, Michelle (Ron) Gowans. He has 20 grandchildren; nine great-grand

children; and two more expected this fall.

Special thanks to Dr. Cindi Leech and all the doctors and nurses at the VA Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. in the Cottonwood 3rd Ward LDS Chapel (6301 S. 2300 E.) A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State, Murray, and Monday at the Cottonwood 3rd Ward from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment will be at Murray City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at