Obituary: NEWBOLD, GARY D

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 7:31 a.m. MDT

Gary D. Newbold1935 ~ 2011Our hero and pillar of strength, Gary Dean Newbold, lost his courageous battle of seven years to difficult health conditions on December 1, 2011. Gary fought valiantly to live, never complaining of all he endured. He was born to Marks J. Newbold and Lizzie Sheppard Newbold on November 4, 1935 in Murray, Utah. He lived in Bennion, Utah for 69 years before moving to Draper in 2005. He married the love of his life, Maureen Joosten, on November 4, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. He had a quick wit and loved to tell stories, joke, tease, and make everyone laugh. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, sports, singing, cooking, being outdoors, newspaper crosswords and Diet Pepsi. Above all he liked helping others and being with family and friends. Gary and Maureen were State Managers of the Holiday Rambler RV Club for many years. They enjoyed traveling to new places with friends and making new ones. Gary was an Eagle Scout, always prepared and self-sufficient. As a new Eagle Scout he served on an honor guard at the funeral of Albert F. Smith, President of the LDS Church. A highlight of his later years was participating in sealings at the Jordan River Temple, teaching temple preparation classes and going to the temple with those he taught. Gary is a legend at fire stations. He retired after 30 years from the Salt Lake County Fire Department as a Deputy Fire Marshall Captain. He was awarded Officer of the Year in 1994. He also worked part-time for Gibbons and Reed Construction driving truck for 20 years. Gary will be missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Maureen; children, Shane (Teresa), Val (Connie), Trent (Trish), Denise (Dan) Beggs; grandchildren, Bryce, Tyla, Lindsay, Gina, Nichole, Randi, Sammy; sister, Bonnie (Keith) Shepherd; sister-in-law, Angela Newbold. Preceded in death by parents, brothers, Edwin, Roger LaMonte, and infant sister, JaNeal. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Draper 7th Ward Chapel, 12300 South 600 East, Draper. A viewing will be held Friday evening at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street, Midvale from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services, at the church. Interment, Draper City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com