1936 Russell 2015

Russell Rigby

August 23, 1936 — June 11, 2015

RUSSELL DALE RIGBY PASSED AWAY JUNE 11, 2015 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.HE WAS BORN AUGUST 23, 1936 ONLY SON OF LORETTA JENKINS AND RUSSELL LELAND RIGBY.HE HAD ONE SISTER COLLEEN WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 9. LATER HIS PARENTS ADDOPTED SHAWNA, DAWNA, AND DEBBIE JO. HE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. HE MARRIED DELORIS MAY EDEN AND THEY HAD 4 CHILDREN. HE WORKED AT KENNECOTT COPPER MINES WHERE HE WAS A FOREMAN AT THE SMELTER, HE ALSO WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. UPON RETIREMENT HE PURCHECED RENTAL UNITS IN MAGNA. HE AND HIS FATHER OWNED MINES IN THE WEST DESERT THAT THEY ENJOYED MINING UNTIL HIS FATHES DEATH. HE ALSO ENJOYED CAMPING AND FISHING WITH HIS FAMILY.DAD WAS WHAT WE KIDS CALL A TINKER HE LOVED TO TAKE THINGS APART JUST TO SEE HOW THEY WORKED.HE ALSO ENJOYED PUZZELS THE MORE DIFFICULT THE BETTER. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS CHILDREN DEBI (KORY) MERKLEY, TODD RIGBY, TROY (PAULA) RIGBY, AND TRACY RIGBY ALL FROM MAGNA. 14 GRANDCHILDREN, 17 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 2 SISTERS DAWNA (DUANE) ELLIS AND SHAWNA (SCOTT) ISAACSON. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, WIFE, AND 2 SISTERS.WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE EMEGENCY STAFF AT PIONEER VALLEY HOSPITAL, AIR MED TRANSPORTATION AND THE CARDIAC ICU STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH WE KNOW THAT YOU DONE EVERYTHING POSSIABLE TO SAVE OUR FATHER.

THERE WILL BE A SERVICE AT THE VFW , 9069 W. MAGNA MAIN ST. (2700 South)SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2015 AT 2:00 PM

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