|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1935|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 2003|
Dr. Frank Jackson Redd completed his earthly sojourn on December 3, 2003 at the age of 68, surrounded by his loved ones.
Frank was born in Salt Lake City on October 9, 1935 and grew up in Price, Utah where he graduated from Carbon High School before attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. He then became an Air Force pilot where he flew KC 135's in Strategic Air Command. Later he went to graduate school at Stanford University and spent the rest of his Air Force career in Research and Development.
While stationed at Space Division, Frank was the Program Director for the Inertial Upper Stage, a propulsion system that flew off the Space Shuttle boosting spacecraft into high Earth orbit and beyond. It transported, among others, the Galileo spacecraft to Jupiter and the Magellan spacecraft to Venus. He also served as Deputy to the Space Shuttle Program Director. Frank retired as a colonel.
Following his retirement from the Air Force, Frank accepted a position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Utah State University where he was instrumental in organizing the Aerospace Engineering program and later served as Department Head. He also founded the Annual Conference on Small Satellites which is now in its 18th year. From 1996 to retirement, he served as the Deputy Director of the Space Dynamics Laboratory.
Frank was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as Bishop of the Logan 24th ward and as the stake president of the USU 5th student stake. He recently returned from a mission in the Chicago, Illinois area where he and his wife ministered to the sailors of the Great Lakes Naval Training Base and taught Institute.
Frank Redd married Myrna Christensen of Huntington, Utah in 1959. Together they raised seven children, all of whom are outstanding citizens with families. Of all his profound accomplishments, Frank was most proud of his family. He was happiest when surrounded by them and he truly blessed their lives. He taught his children great values, helped each of them to receive top notch educations, and gave them a head start in life. His noble influence will be felt for many generations. Frank joins his ancestors, parents, and a granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, a sister, seven children and their spouses, fifteen grandchildren, and three unborn grandchildren.
Ruel McCoy Redd (1910 - 1985)
LaRue J Redd (1910 - 1977)
Logan City Cemetery
Plot: E_ 50_ 28_ 1
Maintained by: Kristen Redd Wilkinson
Originally Created by: Judith Wilkinson
Record added: Mar 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34593483