Winfield Quayle Cannon, 89, long time resident of Provo, died Monday, March 2, 1998 at the Edgewood Condominium clubhouse, the victim of an apparent heart attack.
He was born August 31, 1908 in Rotterdam, Holland, the third child of Sylvester Q. and Winnifred Saville Cannon, where his father was serving as mission president over the Netherlands-Belgium LDS Mission. On July 15, 1932, Winfield married Wanda Parkinson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Winfield grew up on the old George Q. Cannon farm in Salt Lake City. He graduated with an engineering degree from Utah State Agricultural College in Logan. He and his bride moved to Southern California, where he worked for Western Electric and later for Bell Telephone System.As a young man, Winfield served in the Swiss-German mission and later served as bishop on three occasions, as president of the Los Angeles Stake, as president of the West German Mission, and as president of the Singapore Mission. Most recently he served as Patriarch and member of the High Council in one of the Brigham Young University married couples stakes.
His wife preceded him in death on June 13, 1995. He is survived by two sons and two daughters: Stuart Q. Cannon, Walnut Creek, CA; Mrs. Jerry M. (Suzanne C.) Young, Provo; Mrs. William C. (Kathleen C.) Brooks, Laguna Hills, CA; and Michael P. Cannon, Manhattan, NY; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the LDS Chapel at 2900 No. Timpview Drive (650 E.), Provo. Friends may call on Saturday an hour before services and on Friday at the Berg Mortuary, Provo from 7-9 p.m. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.
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