Elmo Hardison Redd passed away on jan. 20, 1998 at the home of his son, Reagon Elmo Redd, in Denver, Colorado, where he had lived the past 12 years.
Elmo, or "Slick" as he was lovingly known, was born in Blanding, Utah, November 20, 1919 to Lemuel Hardison Redd III and Lovina Mickelson.Slick lived in and around Monticello for most of his life. He graduated from Monticello High School and attended Utah State University until he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served his country proudly in the Mormon Battalion, where he served in three major offenses in the South Pacific.
Slick was a rancher, miner, construction worker. He was well known by his family for his abilities to fix anything.
Slick married Shirley Shumway on Feb. 24, 1951 in Ely, Neveda. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They were blesssed with four children: Reagon Elmo (Flo) Redd, Karla (Kelly) Jensen, Arah (Wade) Dalton, and Cindy (Rick) Adams.
Slick is survived by his children, Reagon, Karla, and Arah, and Cindy; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Daryle, Maude, Bessie, Virginia, Dorothy, Francis, Barbara and Howard. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and infant sister, Lucille and brother, Bill.
Services were held jan. 24, 1998 in the North LDS Chapel in Monticello. Interment, Monticello Cemetery. Elmo received full military honors at this time.