Our loving, beloved husband, father and grandfather, Boyd Christian Saderup, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Huntington Beach, California, March 13, 1991.
He was born November 15, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Chemish and Hazel Boyd Saderup. He married Madeline Elizabeth Fix in Santa Monica, California July 25, 1948; their marriage was later solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holding the office of High Priest.He served in World War II as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, graduating at the top of his class in radar school. After the war, he was involved with development of guided missiles for Sperry Gyroscope. He was an executive financial officer in Litton Industries, and as a building contractor, constructed several homes and apartments in the Southern California area.
After he and his family moved to Salt Lake in 1970, he became manager of Litton Data Systems and later began his own business as a business consultant. He retired in 1983, after suffering a stoke, and from then on spent many happy days with his family, whom he dearly loved.
He was the kindest, gentlest, dearest and most adorable husband and father who ever lived, and he will be sorely missed and remembered forever by his family.
He is survived by: His wife, Madeline, of Pleasant Grove; son, Gary, Woodland Hills, Calif.; son, Bruce, Huntington Beach, Calif.; son, Greg, and his wife, Joyce, West Valley City; daughter, Dian Monson and her husband, Roland, New York City; daughter, Dr. Sharon Krasnow and her husband Andrew, Salt Lake City; also his fine grandchildren, Joshua, Mary, Jacob, Elizabeth and Rachel Saderup, all of West Valley City; his four sisters, Hazel Kratsberg, Harriet Steer, Ramona Jordan, Betty Sulli, all of California.
Funeral services were held March 16, 1991, in Santa Monica, Calif., and graveside services were held Tuesday, March 19, at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, in Salt Lake City.
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