Lewis Frederick Rockwood, age 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, January 1, 1991.
He was born August 1, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Julius Apollos and Mary Ellen Hill Rockwood, one of 12 children. He married Muriel Whitney on June 26, 1936 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He attended Forest, Roosevelt, and East High Schools in Salt Lake City, as well as Brigham Young University in Provo. He served a mission for the LDS Church in the Northwestern States. He retired as a Major in the U.S. Army after twenty years of service. He faught as an infantry officer in Europe during World War II and served as a member of the Reserves.After the war, he returned to Salt Lake City to manage Rockwood Furniture Company in Sugarhouse with his two brothers. He served actively in several service and community organizations, including the Sugarhouse Lions Club, the Sugarhouse Chamber of Commerce, the Utah Furniture Retailers Association and Sertoma Service Club. He was an active member of the LDS Church, having served in numerous priesthood leadership positions throughout his life. At the time of his death he was completing 35 continuous years of service as executive secretary in seven different bishoprics in the Monument Park 11th Ward. He was a friend to everyone he met, and was blessed with a keen sense of humor and the ability to put people at ease. His life of service is truly an example to his family.
He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years in 1989. He is survived by an only son, Fred W. Rockwood, Batesville, Indiana; his sisters and brother, Mrs. Clarence C. (Leone) Neslen; Wendall H. Rockwood; Mrs. Vern K. (Oleah) Yoho and Mrs. Ray C.(Marian) Johnson, all of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 12 Noon, January 4, 1991 in the Monument Park 11th Ward Chapel, 1565 Foothill Drive. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Friday 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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