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Obituary: DAHLQUIST, DON

Don Dahlquist1920 ~ 2013Salt Lake City, UtahOur beloved Dad, Grandpa and great grandpa passed from this earth on June 28, 2013. His life exemplified all that is good in mankind. His generosity, kindness, humor and love are his legacy. To all who knew Don Dahlquist, they would say the same. Don grew up in Sandy, Utah. After graduating from Murray High School, he attended and played football for Westminster College and Utah State University, where he earned his B.S. He joined the US Army. During his training in Washington he met and married Shelley Mae Martin. After training he was deployed to England and later landed on Omaha Beach in France in 1944. His campaign took him through France, Belgium and Germany. After WWII he coached football at the College of Puget Sound in Washington. His oldest daughter was born there in January of 1950. Shelley passed away the day after. In 1951, Don married Ruth Edith Holt . The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They were together for nearly 60 years at the time of her passing. After their marriage, they moved to the Stanford University Campus where Don earned his Physical Therapy Degree. They returned to Salt Lake City and he worked at Salt Lake County Hospital and years later, at the University Hospital. In 1969 he opened a private practice in Murray, Utah. Their family now included five children. Don loved all sports! He was a participant, coach and spectator. He was an avid golfer and reader. Don served in the Army Reserve 328th General Hospital Unit. He retired as a Lt. Colonel after over 20 years of service. All of his life, he served people. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions including Scout Master. Don was proceded in death by Shelley in 1950 and Ruth in 2010. Survivors include his children: Denise Ludlow (Richard), Diane O'Neil (Brent), Richard Dahlquist (Kathy), Janet Bailey (Brent), dear Jeanne and 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Work Activity Center where Jeanne attends. Legacy House Assisted Living in South Jordan has loved and served Don for the past year and a half. We wish to thank them. They have been especially attentive and kind during his last few weeks. He made cherished friendships there and was very content. Bristol Hospice has been a caring and essential support for Don and all of us during these final weeks. Thank you so much. A viewing will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 prior to funeral services at 11:00 at the Millcreek Canyon Meeting House on 3640 Millstream Road (3510 south) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment is at Wasatch Lawn on 3401 South Highland Drive.