Cordell O. Wold, 60, died on Sunday, April 19, 1998 in Salt Lake City from cancer after returning to the states while serving as a mission president for the LDS Church in Russia.
He was born March 19, 1938 in Riverdale, Idaho to Darrell Rolf and Zera Packer Wold. He married Carolyn Rae Pitt in the Salt Lake Temple, Oct. 3, 1963. Upon graduation from Utah State University, he was commissioned an officer in the United States Army and served a three year assignment in Germany. After receiving a Master's Degree, he began his 28 year teaching career in the Church Educational System for the LDS Church, teaching both seminary and institute throughout the Western United States.He served in many callings and assignments in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the most recent being mission president of the Russia Samara Mission. This beloved assignment was cut short because of illness, but he was an inspiration to both the missionaries and the Russian members of the Church, as well as his family.
Known for his capacity to motivate others to do good, he always believed in the goodness of all people. His life long desire was to surround himself with "better people than myself", believing that children should always be a little better than their parents.
Cordell is survived by his wife, Carolyn; and their six children, Heidi (Mike) Gosar, Highland, UT; Eric Wold, Park City, UT; Jayne (Darrin) Heaps, Boise, ID; Boyd (Natalie) Wold, Provo, UT; Elizabeth Wold, BYU; Maren Wold, BYU; his father; five siblings, Royce (Elane) Wold, Lake Tahoe, NV; Neil (Maureen) Wold, Delta Junction, AK; Gordon (Darleene) Wold, Magnolia, TX; Daralyn (Lynn) Kenison, Bountiful, UT; Gary (Peggy) Wold, Highland, UT; and six grandchildren. Preceded in death by his mother and brother, Jack Wold.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 23, 1998, 12 noon, LDS Eagle Gate Stake Center, 135 N. A Street, SLC, UT. Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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