Ralph Dee Putnam, 69, finished life's struggle with a single tear on March 29, 1998 in St. George, Utah, after a lingering illness.

Ralph was born on July 9, 1928 to Ralph A. Putnam and Florence Newman in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Renae Jones on March 24, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple.Ralph loved singing, fishing and being with his family. He was an active member in the LDS Church and served a mission to Hawaii. He held many church callings and was active in several civic organizations. Ralph was a veteran and a great patriot.

He is survived by his wife Renae; and children, Dee (Bobbie) Putnam, Gordon (Margaret) Putnam, Byron (Suzanne) Putnam, Julie (Randy) Green, Karen Marzo, Thomas (Deanna) Putnam and son-in-law Mick Barton. He was preceded in death by daughters, Patricia Ann and Heather Michele Barton; and one grandson, Michael Ryan Barton.

Funeral Services will be Thurs., April 2, 1998, 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills LDS 1st Ward, 1130 Brigham Road, St. George, Utah. Friends may call Wed., 6 to 8 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 300 W. St. George Blvd. and Thursday, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the chapel prior to services. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery.

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