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Obituary: GOASLIND, JACK

Published: Monday, March 30 2015 1:32 a.m. MDT

Jack H Goaslind Jr. 1928 ~ 2011 Jack H Goaslind Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.Jack was born April 18, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jack H Goaslind and Anita Jane Jack. Jack married his eternal companion, Gwen Caroline Bradford, on August 19, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. Jack's life was one of willing, faithful and dedicated service. He had a unique ability to make everyone feel comfortable in any setting with his love and friendship. His family was his pride and joy and he found great happiness spending time with and supporting them in their various activities. Jack served as a missionary in the Western Canadian Mission where he developed a strong and enduring testimony of Jesus Christ and His atonement. Upon Jack's return from his mission, he graduated from the University of Utah. Following graduation, he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Jack served in many Church leadership positions, including Bishop and Stake President of the Olympus Stake. He presided over the Arizona Tempe Mission and had great love and gratitude for each of his missionaries. Following his mission, Jack was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He served twice in the Presidency of that quorum. He willingly dedicated his life to sharing the gospel and testifying of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Jack had a great love for the youth and was blessed to serve as the Young Men General President where he enjoyed many rich and rewarding experiences. He was recognized for his service by receiving Boy Scouts highest awards: The Silver Buffalo, Silver Beaver and Canada's highest Scouting honor, the Silver Fox Award. Perhaps the crowning jewel of his many years of service was the blessing to serve with his loving wife as the President and Matron of the Manti Utah Temple. Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gwen; six children: Patricia (William) Hall, David (Julene), Mark (Sherrie), Elizabeth (Boyd) Edman, Richard (Michele), Diane (Kent) Edman, 28 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his brother Keith (Beverly) of Portland, Oregon. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, and grandson Joey Glaittli. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Olympus Stake Center located at 2675 East 4430 South. Viewings will be held at the same location on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday morning from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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