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Obituary: LOVERIDGE, WILLIAM

Published: Sunday, Sept. 21 2014 1:32 p.m. MDT

William Wallace Loveridge1922 ~ 2011Our father, grandfather, brother, and friend William Wallace Loveridge, age 89, passed away peacefully November 28, 2011 in Salt Lake City. Wally was the second oldest child of William George and Christine Bowman Loveridge. He was born on his older sister June's third birthday, June 17, 1922. He had a rich pioneer heritage of which he was very proud. He grew up on Fourth South and Twelfth East in a neighborhood surrounded by his cherished grandmother, uncles, aunts, many cousins, and good friends where he always had someone to play with. Wally attended Douglas Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High, and East High School. He graduated from the University of Utah and received a Master's in Business Administration. He was a proud "Utah Man."Dad honorably served his country from December 1942 to February 1946 in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant in the China-Burma-India Theater, headquartered in New Delhi, India. The CBI supplied and supported Chinese Armies in their struggle against a massive Japanese invasion.In his younger years Wally was quite a dancer at the Coconut Grove and The Rainbow Rendezvous. In early 1948, he met a sweet, beautiful brunette by the name of Beverly Blundell for an ice-skating date. They were later married that fall in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on October 29, 1948. For a short period of time they made their home in Rose Park and then resided for many years in Bountiful. Beverly passed away on October 4, 1991. Dad also lived in St. George and Holladay and always maintained a beautiful home and lovely gardens. Most recently he lived a wonderful life at Emeritus of Salt Lake (formerly Brighton Gardens), where he was lovingly cared for by the staff to the very end.Wally was employed by Utah Oil Company and American Oil Company as their Western Regional Distribution Manager and retired in 1980. He was a former member of the Utah Motor Transport Association.Dad especially loved fishing in Moran, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. He also enjoyed camping, traveling, golfing, bicycling, movies, dining out, and concerts. He loved spending time with his daughters and attending his granddaughters' functions.Wally is survived by his two daughters, Christie Ann Loveridge Lindsey (C.E. Reno) and Susan Kay Loveridge, both of Salt Lake City; two adoring granddaughters, Ashley Lindsey, Salt Lake City; Emily Lindsey Jones (Brandon), of Mountain View, California; and brother Richard G. (LaRae) Loveridge, Washington, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly; sister, June Loveridge Cross; and brother-in-law, Stanley Cross.In accordance with his wishes, the family will receive visitors at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Graveside services to follow at the Bountiful City Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, graveside services will be held at the mortuary.