Leland Max Padfield died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, Aug. 4, 1998 at his home in Holladay.
Born in Kamas, Utah on December 23, 1923 to Ivy Gibbons and Ernest Justinian Padfield. Attended South Summit High School, where he was student-body president. Served in the United States Army Hospital Corps during World War II. Attended the University of Utah, graduating with the first class of College of Pharmacy in 1950. Worked as a sales representative for several pharmaceutical companies and as a registered pharmacist before bing named Director of Pharmacy Services at the Utah State Developmental Center, serving 23 years before he retired on May 1, 1997.Married Janis Anderson on March 19, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Lifelong ember of the LDS Church, where he served in many capacities. He found joy in family, travel, photography, and aviation, attaining the rank of Major in the Civil Air Patrol.
Survived by his wife, Jan; sons, CDR (Sel) Jonathan Max Padfield, Untied States Navy, San Diego, CA; Dr. James Andrew Padfield, Kirksville, MO; Christian Andrew Padfield, Salt Lake City; and daughter, Marianne Padfield, Salt Lake City; older brother, George Padfield (Elaine) of Kamas; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by parents and sister, Elaine Padfield Davies.
He loved his family, church and country, and was dedicated to the welfare of the residents and staff of the Utah State Developmental Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Max Padfield Memorial Fund at the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork.
Services will be held at the LDS Holladay 27th Wardhouse, 5450 So. Holladay Blvd., at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 Viewing will be held Sunday evening at the Wardhouse from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Burial in the Coalville, Utah Cemetery.
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