Melvin Franklin Hunt1926 ~ 2012Our beloved father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Melvin Franklin Hunt, 85, passed away on January 13, 2012. He was born on June 17, 1926 in South Jordan, Utah to Albert James Hunt and Florence Maude Cooke. During his childhood he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boxing. Melvin served in the United States Army 41st division, in the South Pacific, during World War ll. Upon returning home, he married Lois Elaine Parry on April 28, 1947 in Salt Lake City; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 10, 1967. They were married 56 years. Melvin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of his working years were spent at Geneva Steel until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed camping, working on cars, taking care of his yard, and fixing anything placed in front of him. California was his favorite place to spend vacation with his family. The thing he loved most was being with his family and spending time with his eternal partner, Lois. He showed compassion and kindness to everyone, and was a loyal friend. Survivors: daughters, Sharon (Kent) Harmon of Sandy, Janet (Gilbert) Lopez of South Jordan; grandchildren, Ryan Harmon, Kristy (Dan) Hixson, Nicole (Justin) Woodd, Lindsey (Tali) May, Michael Lopez; great-grandchildren, Brinley, Gavin, and Remington Hixson, Brooklyn May; sister, Alena (Russell) Brown; brother-in-law, Thayne Jensen; sister-in-law, Bonnie Hunt. He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, George Hunt, Lawrence Hunt; and sister, Rebecca Jensen. The family would like to thank Dr. Douglas Romney for his loving care. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Riverton 3rd Ward, 12070 South Laurel Chase Drive (1535 West). Viewings will be held at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State, on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Bluffdale City Cemetery.www.goffmortuary.com