Obituary: GREENWOOD, E. EARL JR

Published: Friday, July 25 2014 3:04 a.m. MDT

E. Earl Greenwood, Jr."Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather"Earl Greenwood died peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 24, 2011. He was born on December 28, 1919 in East Midvale, Utah, to Ernest Earl Greenwood of Union, UT, and Gwendolyn Dewey Greenwood of Draper, UT. The principal delights and concerns of Earl's life were his wife Maude Welling of Farmington, Utah, whom he married in 1947, and their children and grandchildren: Gayle Ganster (Paul) of La Mesa, CA, Scott Greenwood of Salt Lake City, UT, and Sally Stockton (Kenneth) of Tucson, AZ; Michael Ganster of La Mesa, Rebecca Ganster of Washington D.C; Krista Stockton of Provo, Dana Stockton Sandoval (Nathan), Andrew Stockton and Jacob Stockton of Tucson. Earl's siblings were June G. White, Afton Ann Greenwood, both deceased, and Gwendolyn Ruth Greenwood of Midvale. Earl expressed great love, pride and appreciation for each of them.Earl graduated from Jordan High School, LDS Business College, and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco. He served four years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1946. He graduated from the U of U College of Law in 1951 and practiced law for nearly 60 years. He was also licensed as a real estate broker.Earl enjoyed the companionship of many good friends and associates through his law practice, the Utah Law Club, Hidden Valley golf group, Kiwanis, Steiner Aquatics Center, and Hi-Steppers Dance Club, as well as his many neighbors, traveling companions, nieces, nephews, and other family members. Thanks to each of you for your true friendships throughout his life. The family also wishes to thank the staff of the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home and Bristol Hospice for their tender and loving care.Earl loved his dear wife of 64 years, Maude, and the wonderful journey they have shared. He was a lifelong learner and enjoyed gardening, music, reading the great writers of history and literature, fishing, golf, world study and travel, charitable works, sports events, bridge, the beauties of nature and the wondrous gift of life. Member LDS Church.A celebration of Earl's life will be held on Saturday, October 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home, 700 S. Foothill Blvd. (0.2 miles west of Foothill on Mario Capecchi Dr). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Bristol Foundation at (801)325-0147, or, follow Earl's example by reaching out to someone in need.Online condolences: www.jenkins-soffe.com