Apr. 29, 1906 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
May 18, 1994 Murray Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Son of Jesse Fox Cannon and Margaret Ann McKeever
Married Katherine Bowman, 26 Aug 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Obituary - Thomas Quentin Cannon passed away peacefully at home May 18, 1994 shortly after celebrating his 88th birthday.
Born April 29, 1906 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jesse Fox and Margaret McKeever Cannon. Married Katherine Bowman August 26, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple. This summer would have been their 60th wedding anniversary.Attended public schools for twelve years without ever being absent or tardy. B.A. degree, University of Utah. Awarded law degree from George Washington University, and Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. He was a practicing attorney in Washington D.C. and Salt Lake City for 50 years.
A capable and devoted civic servant, he served twelve years in the Utah House of Representatives where he chaired the Judiciary Committee. He strove to improve his community as president of the Salt Lake City Board of Education and president of the Salt Lake County Recreation Board. He chaired the building committee for the new vocational school, later known as Utah Technical College. He was appointed to the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee by then-president, Gerald Ford.
Awarded the Patriot Medal and Meritorious Service Award by the Sons of the American Revolution. Member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Holladay Rotary Club, and Bonneville Knife & Fork Club.
A Utah State Fair exhibitor since 1915, he won many honors including champion Shetland ponies, champion Bantam chickens, and champions in floriculture & horticulture. He was an expert gardener and loved nothing more than to share his lovely home and yard with friends and family. He received awards for his exceptional gardens and Christmas lighting displays.
He devoted many years of service to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Bishop of the Forest Dale Ward for ten years, was President of the South German Mission, President of the West German Mission, European Counsel for the LDS Church, a member of the General Melchizedek Priesthood Committee of the LDS Church, and General Board of YMMIA. Coached LDS basketball teams for twelve years.
He lists as his greatest blessings "my wife and my all", Katherine Bowman Cannon; and his children, Thomas Quentin Cannon, Jr. (Gayle), Dr. Richard B. Cannon (Judy), Mrs. Kathleen (Roger B.) Pinnock, and J. F. Cannon (Janet), all of whom survive him. He was a loving granddad to 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Survived by a sister, Mrs. Elvon W. Orme (June). Preceded in death by a sister, Margaret and brother, Dr. J. Floyd Cannon.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m., Cottonwood Second Ward, 2080 East 5165 South. Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday, 6-8 p.m., and at the ward Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.