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Kelvin Dean


1926 ~ 2010

Kelvin Dean Williams, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 23, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born on September 22, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ashton Williams and Lyle Jackson.

Kelvin grew up in Holladay, Utah where he enjoyed spending time with his parents, two sisters Laree and Carol, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He graduated from Granite High School in 1944. Kelvin entered the army during World War II in January of 1945. He served in the South Pacific, spending most of his time on the island of Guam.

Upon his return from the service in 1946, he met and married Lola Bolton on May 20, 1949. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on May 20, 1982.

At a very young age, Kelvin learned carpentry and construction from his father. Over the years, he perfected his skills to become a master craftsman. He became well known among his customers and employers for his quality of work and his integrity. The highlight of Kelvin's career was his opportunity to work on three LDS temples in Portland, Manti, and Chicago. Kelvin was always one who was willing to serve his neighbors, friends, and family whenever there was a need. He was a man without guile.

Kelvin is survived by his wife Lola, daughter Karen Heath (Geoff), son Brian (Roberta), son Kip (April), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.

Viewing will be held on Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Holladay North Stake Center, 4395 S. Albright Drive (2145 E), Holladay, Utah, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the same location on March 2, 2010 at 12 noon. A viewing will also be held prior to the funeral from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.

Many thanks go to the wonderful people from Harmony Healthcare who cared for Kelvin and became a part of the family. Thanks also go to Kelvin and Lola's ward family for their love and support.