Ian Wald Cummings, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, died May 18, 1999 as a result of injuries sustained in a fire.
Ian was born December 27, 1960 to Clyde Kay and Oletta Wald Cummings, 11 minutes after his brother and best friend, Aaron. Ian attended Emerson Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High and East High School, Class of 1979. He was the third of six brothers to earn his Eagle Scout Award. Ian attended Ricks College for a short time and earned his Associate of Business Degree at LDS Business College. He continued his studies at the University of Utah, although his heart and hair remained "True Blue."Ian had many exceptional talents and focused his career in sales, selling for C. Kay Cummings Candies, as well as ZCMI Electronics and the Marriott Corporation. He also worked in the Emergency Rooms of both Primary Children's and LDS Hospitals. His determination and commitment were acknowledged many times with numerous commendations and awards. Ian was an accomplished photographer and had a great affinity for music and art. We remember Ian for his dedication to his Scottish heritage and Cummings Family Reunions, his sense of humor, his inborn love of M*A*S*H and practical jokes, his wit and cynicism, his devotion to BYU football and his kind and generous heart. Although for the last two years, Ian suffered from the effects of AIDS and Bi-Polar Manic Depression and became a shadow of himself, we will remember him as we loved him best.
Ian is survived by his parents and siblings: Gordon (Maryanne), Clinton; Lori (Robert), Las Vegas; Aaron (Wendy), Salt Lake City; Douglas (Kathy), Farmington; Nathan (Donna), Vienna, Virginia; and Christopher (Kristie), Salt Lake City. He will also be remembered by seven nieces, five nephews, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his loyal and devoted canine companion, Pretzel.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 24, 1999, 12:00 noon, at the LDS Garden Park Ward Chapel, 1150 E. Yale Avenue, Salt Lake City. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 1999 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and one hour prior to the funeral services at the ward. The family suggests in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Primary Children's Medical Center or the LDS Church Missionary Fund. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City.
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