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Obituary: SALDIVARJR, REFUGIO

Refugio Saldivar Jr."Fatty"Refugio Saldivar Jr. "Fatty," 86, of Midvale, Utah, passed away at home early Sunday morning surrounded by loved ones.He was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on June 19, 1927. Refugio attended Bingham High School and proudly served in the United States Army.In his younger years be worked as a cattle rustler in pursuit of becoming a cowboy. It was during this time that he learned to yodel a skill for which he was very proud. Later in life he found the greatest pleasure in hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin with his family. He worked for Kennecott Copper and later retired from Midvale City.Refugio leaves behind his loving wife of 40 years, Juanita; siblings Louie (LeeAnn), Christina (Ferdinand), Carmen (Ralph), Lupe (Robbin), Theresa (Len), Beth, and Jerry; children Larry (Pam), Terry, Cynthia (Gary), Victor, Rebecca (Steve), Delia, Bertha (Dan), Ernestine (Rigo), Rita, Marie (Oscar), Toni (Angel), Mike (Georgia), Ramona (Ben), Cruz (Wilma), Sarah (Damon), Violanda (Todd) and Emelia; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.Refugio was preceded in death by his parents Gelasia, Refugio and Jean; siblings Victor, Antonio, Arnulfo, Bertha, Ernest and Steffie; children Guadalupe, Antonio and Fred. A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Holy Rosary at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 5th at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St. in Midvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Therese Catholic Church, 624 W. Lennox St. in Midvale on Friday, December 6th at 10:00 am. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.The family would like to express their gratitude to Envision Hospice Care for the patience and attention shown to Refugio during his final days.www.goffmortuary.com