Neil Jeffrey Bawden
1955 - 2012
Neil Jeffrey Bawden was reunited with his beloved mother on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. Born and raised in Magna, Utah Neil was a proud graduate of Cyprus High School class of 1973. He married his “luv dove” Sharron Dee Pollock on August 16th, 1975. They spent many happy years raising their three children in West Valley City surrounded by countless friends on Mignon Drive. Neil worked for Utah Kennecott Copper (Later Rio Tinto) for 37 years. He was intensely loyal to his Union, Family, and Country. He only bought products made in the U.S.A. and revered service men and women everywhere. He was especially proud of his daughter’s service in the U.S. Army, which included two tours of duty in Iraq. In his leisure time he enjoyed just about everything life had to offer: fishing, camping, riding motorcycles, rock n’ roll, movies, card games, water fights with his grandchildren, Jazz basketball, U of U football, and food of all unique types (he had a bizarre pallet and tolerance for spices and extremely flavorful foods). Neil strived for perfection in everything he did. His cars, yard, and work were articulated through meticulous precision and beauty. There are not enough words to describe Neil’s character and generosity. Noble, kind, dutiful, loving, dedicated, and compassionate just begin to scratch the surface…
Neil was preceded in death by his parents Don Sr. and Vivian Bawden, niece Maria, and in-laws McKay and Maureen Pollock. His spirit now waits in peace for that great day when through the power of the Savior Jesus Christ his soul will be reunited with his wife, Sharron ; son, Brett (Janeen); daughters, Lyndee (Isaac) Figueroa, Jamie (Jason) Hallisey; brothers, Don Jr. (Marsha) and Paul (Beverly); sister, Kathy (Bill) Shelley; brother-in-law, Steve (Janis) Pollock; grandchildren, Lucy, Kyla, Isabelle, Hailey, Xavier, and Ruby. Our honorable and beloved husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle, and friend is free at last.Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at Pleasant green Cemetery, 9200 W. 3500 S., Magna. Friends and family may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S.
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