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Obituary: GREENWELL, EMMETT

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 1 2014 1:35 a.m. MDT

Emmett Porter Greenwell 1925 ~ 2011

Emmett Porter Greenwell, age 85, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2011 at Woodland Park Care Center due to complications following a broken hip. Emmett was born on April 12, 1925 in Ogden, Utah to Robert Emmett Greenwell and Eva LaVerne Porter. He was sealed to his sweetheart, Myrtle Boehme, for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 29, 1952. Emmett graduated from Ogden High School and the University of Utah with a BS in Accounting. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a navigator on a B29 bomber. After an honorable discharge he served a two and a half year mission for the LDS Church in the Hawaiian Islands.He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Midvale East 4th Ward where he served in many callings including Bishop, Stake High Councilor, High Priest GroupLeader, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, and Jordan River Temple Worker. Emmett's lifelong career was in accounting, most of that time working for Muir-Roberts Company in Salt Lake City. He was an avid sports fan - watching, coaching, and supporting family and friends and the "U". Emmett is survived by his loving wife of 58 1/2 years, Myrtle; sons Duff (Karen), Cory (Susan), Bart (Brenda), and Shawn (Beth); sisters Elaine Reisner and Annette (Paul) James; sister-in-law Yvonne Hayward; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Midvale East 4thWard Chapel, 87 East 7100 South. Interment will take place at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway (10600 S.) and at the church prior to the services on Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the many medical staff members in SICU at the VA Hospital, the Promise LTAC Hospital, and the MAC unit at Woodland Park Care Center for their tender care during Emmett's illness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. Online condolences: www.jenkins-soffe.com