“A life well lived”
Our loving father and
grandfather, Calvin Coolidge Coon passed away peacefully at home May 31, 2012 on
a beautiful spring morning. He was
born November 3, 1925 in
Calvin was raised in Magna and remained a lifelong resident living among
wonderful neighbors and friends. His youth was shaped by the Depression which
led to various capers and escapades.
He graduated from Cyprus High in 1943 and joined the Merchant Marines in
WWII. Calvin sailed to remote
Calvin worked at Kennecott for 43 years where he enjoyed the companionship of his fellow workers. He was a Little League baseball coach, Scout leader, and one of the last members of the ROMEO Club (retired old men eating out). Calvin prided himself as a craftsman and his home was a showcase of his woodworking skills. He was a perpetual teaser and never missed a chance at a good joke. He was a devoted caretaker who gave endless hours of service to others. Calvin loved life—music, travel, sports, good food, reading, and marveled at the beauty of earth and the universe. He treasured his many friends and dedicated his life to his family.
Calvin leaves behind his precious children; Jerry, Jackie, and Richard (Shannon); beloved grandchildren Chelsea, Calley, Zachary, Spencer, and Westin Coon, Gavin (Vivian), Garrett (Silvia), McKenzie (Rob) Moore, and Keshia Catten, Shawn and Katie Coon; adorable great-grandchildren Katrina, Evan, and Eden Catten. He is survived by his dear sister Flossee Bowers and in-laws Glen and Lucille Turpin. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, sweet daughter Susie, parents, brothers and sisters Bill, Kelly, Effie, and Ellen; in-laws Sherman and Afton Drain, Vernal and Verda Turpin.
celebration of Calvin’s life will be held at the
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