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Obituary: CANNON, MILTON

Published: Thursday, Dec. 18 2014 11:45 a.m. MST

Milton Murphy Cannon "Mick"

Milton Murphy "Mick" Cannon passed peacefully away January 4, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Dad endured many physical challenges with dignity and without complaint. He was born March 27, 1929 in Salt Lake City to Milton Bennion and Marcella Murphy Cannon. He grew up in the Millcreek area. As a boy he diligently worked alongside his parents on the family farm helping with their poultry business. He developed a strong work ethic that he practiced throughout his life. He graduated from Granite High School and the University of Utah with a degree in Business. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank, Sperry, Hercules and in the banking industry. He married Marian Wells July 2, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Immediately after their marriage they spent the next two years on active duty with the United States Air Force. After his discharge, he served in the Air Force Reserve for 20 years retiring with the rank of Major. He was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in various callings. He especially enjoyed his callings as Scoutmaster, Elders Quorum President, and Home Teacher. His life was defined by his integrity, honesty and dedicated service to his family, church and neighbors. He loved to spend time at the cabin "up the Weber" with his family. He also enjoyed tending and riding his horses, caring for his dogs, and reading about church history and the Civil War. He was a great fan of the University of Utah football and basketball teams. He was a devoted husband and father who always put his family first. He and Marian spent 56 years together until her passing in June 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents and loving sister Jeanne "Pat" Garrison. He is survived by his children Garry (Angie) Cannon, Ellen (Ric) Fisher, Wendy (George) Middleton, and Julie (Tim) Langley. His grandchildren, Michele, Gracie, Matt, Lizzie and Hannah were his pride and joy and gave him much happiness. He is also survived by his brother and friend Calvin Cannon, and sister Donna Livingston Special thanks to Sunrise of Sandy Assisted Living. He was especially grateful to Stephanie, Marg, Zac, Maria, Dani, and Alex; also Regina, Yolanda, and Tina from Care Source and Dr. Mark Lewis, Dr Edward Frech and Dr. George Middleton for their exceptional care. Services will be held on Monday, January 10th, 11:00 a.m. at the Valley View 6th Ward, 1985 E. 3900 S. A visitation will be held Sunday, January 9th from 6-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S, and also at the church from 9:45-10:45 prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the LDS Missionary Fund or the Perpetual Education Fund.