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Charles Leon Pettit
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1897
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1962
Weber County
Utah, USA


OGDEN--Charles Leon Pettit, 65, retired veteran of the Ogden Police Department, died Monday of a heart attack while on guard duty at Pacific Inland Steel Corp., 3100 S. 1100 W.

Lt. Pettit, 2481 Van Buren, considered a dedicated officer by those associated with him, retired from the police department in 1959 after 25 years of uninterrupted service.

The veteran officer joined the Ogden police department Feb. 1, 1932. In 1935, he moved to the traffic department and was promoted to sergeant in 1943.

Lt. Pettit was the first man to head the department's youth bureau after it was organized in 1947. He was promoted to lieutenant the same year.

In 1940, Lt. Pettit became had of the school patrols and handled the school crossing guards and bicycle thefts.

Mr. Pettit was born June 9, 1897, in Mendon, Utah, a son of William A. and Hannah Agnes Rowe Pettit. On Nov. 26, 1921, he was married to Mabel Brenchley in Ogden.

He resided in Rexburg, Idaho for a short time before coming to Ogden in 1918.

He was an honorary member of the 20-30 Club, Optimists Club, Footprinters Club and American Legion, Baker Merrill Post 9. He was a veteran of World War I.

He was a high priest in the Thirteenth Ward and had been MIA superintendent and assistant Sunday School superintendent in the Sixteenth Ward.

Surviving are his widow and one son, Ronald B. Pettit, Ogden; one brother, Milton R. Pettit, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Lamont Call, Ogden.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel with Bishop Stanford G. Whitaker officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday prior to services.

Interment Ogden City Cemetery.

Published in Ogden Standard-Examiner
Family links: 
  William A Pettit (1854 - 1921)
  H. Agnes Rowe Pettit (1868 - 1942)
  Mabel Hall Brenchley Pettit (1901 - 1963)
  Donald Leon Pettit (1922 - 1945)*
  Ronald Brenchley Pettit (1922 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Ogden City Cemetery
Weber County
Utah, USA
Plot: J-10-13-1W
Created by: SlyLaydee
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
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Charles Leon Pettit
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Charles Leon Pettit
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 Added: Aug. 16, 2011

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