|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2011|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Joseph Leonard Henriod died November 15, 2011 in Salt Lake City, three months shy of his ninetieth birthday, from causes incident to age.
He was born February 13, 1922 in Provo, Utah to Leonard C. and Sarah Murdock Henriod.
This adored only son always had two birthday cakes: one to look at and one to eat. He grew up in Provo and Salt Lake and spent summers on relatives' farms learning hard work and love for the land.
He left for an LDS mission in Texas/Louisiana just as World War II began and returned in plenty of time for the army to send him to the Philippines, where his love and skill with cars landed him a job driving the General's jeep on Manila streets and jungle tracks. Joe purchased his last car at age eighty-six-number 104.
He returned to Utah and went to law school on the GI bill, married Lorraine Stephens, and raised six children. Richly intuitive, sympathetic, and ready to believe the best he saw in people, clients flocked to him. He appeared as counsel in every courthouse in the State.
Joe was an early morning seminary teacher, guide on Temple Square, and bishop. His life work was as a shepherd, safeguarding confidences, counseling, and generously supporting neighbors and friends. He once tried to add up the funeral talks he'd given and lost track after seventy.
He carried a briefcase, but loved working with his hands: crafting hardwood nativity puzzles and bird houses, making bread each week, and tending his fruit trees, golden raspberries, and grapes, stripping blooms from the peony bushes each May to adorn graves from Provo to Logan.
A great joy was providing places and activities for family and friends to relax and have fun: a fishing trailer by the Weber, horses, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.
An intrepid matchmaker, his proudest success was with a grandson and "the prettiest girl in the ward." Joe spent over fifty of their sixty-four years of marriage giving special care to his then wheelchair-bound wife.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children Steve (Paula), Jane (Stuart Wise), Paul (Shelley), Joe (Holly), Matt (Cathie), and Marianne (Mike Moffitt); nineteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
The family thanks the care workers at St. Joseph's Villa and CareSource.
The family will meet friends on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Foothill Second Ward Building, 1930 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT. The funeral services will also be held in the Foothill Second Ward Chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from November 17 to November 18, 2011,
Leonard Claudius Henriod (1887 - 1962)
Sarah Emeline Murdock Henriod (1889 - 1969)
Mary Lorraine Stephens Henriod (1925 - 2014)
Margaret Henriod Kimball (1918 - 2007)*
Joseph Leonard "Joe" Henriod (1922 - 2011)
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80563586