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Obituary: HAYMOND, GEORGE

Published: Sunday, Nov. 23 2014 10:30 p.m. MST

George Chandler Parkinson Haymond"Papa"George Haymond passed away, surrounded by his family, early on the morning of October 5, 2011. He was born January 23, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to W. Creed Haymond and Elna Parkinson. He was the youngest of three children. George attended high school for a short time in Chicago where his parents served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as president of the Northern States mission. It was during this time that he returned to Salt Lake City to stay with his friend Paul Densley in order to attend East High School where he graduated in 1948 and where he met the graceful and gracious young woman who would eventually become his wife and our mother, Mary Yvonne, "Bonnie," Silver. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 6, 1950.Following their marriage, our father served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He then attended the University of Utah. He worked for many years as a stock broker. Dad was a good provider. Providing for his family was his way to show his love and care. He showed us that only one's best effort is good enough and to take pride in a job well and properly done. Dad esteemed helpfulness, honesty, selflessness, generosity, service, care, sacrifice and cheerfulness and taught these lessons by his own example in service to his family and to his church. George was wholly dedicated to his family and especially to our mother. George and Bonnie rarely spent time away from their family; the children were always included in family trips and outings. Dad took pride in finding a way to make things fun without spending a lot of money. He was very creative in being able to make almost anything work for a purpose other than for which it was originally intended so that we never lacked for anything. We ate many camp meals cooked on the lid of an old wringer washing machine which served as a griddle. Dad brought his innovations in camp cooking indoors and became known far and wide for Christmas morning Hawaiian pancake feasts. His enthusiasm for the outdoors was contagious. We all learned to love the wilderness because of the camping trips that took us to the Unitahs, Yellowstone, the Tetons, and on float trips down the Colorado River. He loved boating and insisted that we all learn to waterski, which we did with relish. Dad took the time to teach each one of us to snow ski in the era of the bear-trap bindings and wooden skis. We all anticipated winter and learned to love it because of the skiing, sledding and other family activities. Dad was a talented craftsman who enjoyed woodworking. He made the cabinets that still grace the family home and built the cabin at Bear Lake alongside his family.In his later years George and Bonnie enjoyed spending time with their family and friends at their cabin at Bear Lake. Our parents were gratified to receive a call to serve as temple missionaries in the Laie, Hawaii LDS temple. They served together as temple ordinance workers for 15 years at the Salt Lake temple. When Dad's health took a turn for the worse, his goal was to get well enough to return to volunteer service work in the temple because he loved it so much. George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bonnie, his children: Linda Haymond (Scott Nelson), David (Lisa), Joyce (Terry) Taylor, Janice (David) Barton, Steven (Angela), Jeffrey (Veronica), and Ginny Haymond, 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and his brother Creed Haymond (Margee). Predeceased by his parents and sister, Marie Stobbe.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Holladay 25th Ward Chapel, 4650 Naniloa Drive (2840 East). Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Saturday morning from 10:30am to 11:30am prior to services. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com In lieu of flowers please donate to the LDS General Missionary Fund 3WW, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.