Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 12, 1998 in Bountiful, Utah.
Roden Grant Shumway was born November 6, 1921 in Kanab, Utah to Merlan Grant and Ruth Glazier Shurnway. He married his sweetheart, Naomi Maxfield Shurnway, on March 8, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Roden was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions including Elders Quorum President twice, Stake Missionary, High Priest Group Leader, High Counselor, Counselor in a Bishopric, Stake MIA Counselor, Deacons Quorum Advisor, and President of the Bountiful Utah Heights Stake.Rod was President and CEO of State Savings and Loan Association of Utah and Hawaii, Executive Vice President of American Savings and Loan Association and Executive Vice President of Pioneer Savings and Loan Association. Rod was President and Director of Great State Service Corporation. He also worked for Walker Bank and Trust Company as well as an independent real estate appraiser for FHA and VA.
He graduated from Utah State University, American Institute of Banking, Savings and Loan Management, Indiana University, Northwestern University and Stanford University. He received the Alumni Merit citation from Utah State University. He was associated with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Member of the Executive Board of the Great Salt Lake Council, Boy Scouts of Armerica. He received the Eagle Scout Award and five palms. He also received the Silver Beaver Award. Past President of Utah Savings and Loan League, Utah Mortgage Bankers Association, Davis County Industrial Board, Bountiful Chamber of Commerce, Bountiful Utah Sertoma International. Member of the Bountiful City Power Commission and the Bountiful City Council.
Rod served in the U.S.Air Force during World War II. He retired after 22 years of service in the Army Reserves as a Chief Warrant Officer 4.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi; two daughters and one son, Sharene (John) Oman, Boise, Idaho; Jana Lee (Lynn) Moncur, Salt Lake City; Roger Grant (Janet) Shumway, Woods Cross; 12 grandchildren, Stephanie, Matthew, Emily, Elizabeth, Shalyce Oman, Amy, Philip Christensen, Elder Roger Jr. (serving in the Catania Italy Mission), Jenny, Katie, Michelle and Jacob Shumway; two sisters, DeRue (Eric) Lunden, Payson, Arizona; Nancy (Max) Hancey, Bountiful. His parents preceded him in death. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all his family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at the Bountiful 24th Ward Chapel, 720 East 550 North, Bountiful, at 12 noon. Viewing will be held the night before, Monday, March 16, 1998 at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. A viewing before the Memorial Services will be held at the Chapel from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Internment at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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