Karl Kent Crandall, age 86, died peacefully on January 3, 1991 at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah of causes incident to his age. His loving wife and children were at his side.
He was born October 23, 1904 in Springville, Utah to Myron E. (Jr.) and Eva Maeser Crandall. He married his hometown sweetheart, Vesta Anderson on February 13, 1930 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Valentine's Day.An outstanding student, he earned his undergraduate degree at BYU and his MBA at New York University in the 1920's. Starting as a junior clerk for the old Utah Oil Refining Company (UTOCO) in Salt Lake during the early depression, he retired 39 years later as a senior-level marketing executive for American Oil - still working in the same building. During his AMOCO career, he was also heavily involved in a variety of community service drives and organizations.
A devoted member of the LDS Church throughout his life, he fulfilled a variety of teaching and leadership positions, most recently as a High Priest in the Centerville 13th Ward.
Blessed with a sharp mind in an active body, he has long enjoyed golf, auto mechanics, drawing house plans, and solving chess and crossword puzzles. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren will miss his quick wit.
He is survived by his wife, Vesta; three children, John K. (Ruby) Crandall, Bountiful; Ann Winn, Bountiful; Richard K. Crandall, Salt Lake City; brothers and sister, M. Maeser Crandall, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Gordon E. (Josephine) Crandall, Salt Lake City; Anna Warner, Salt Lake City; Sterling M. (Zenda) Crandall, Provo; and Lowell W. (Beth) Crandall, Bountiful; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Saturday, January 5, at 2 p.m., Centerville 13th Ward, 950 North Main Street. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. and at the ward on Saturday, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Burial, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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