|Birth: ||May 6, 1930|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2010|
South Salt Lake
Salt Lake County
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - February 21, 2010
Deceased Name: Edwin Jay Bishop
South Salt Lake UT United States
Edwin Jay "Ted" Bishop 1930 ~ 2010 Edwin Jay (Ted) Bishop finally went home to his loving Savior after years of suffering with a heart disease which altered the quality of his life, surrounded by his loving family and the dedicated medical team at the Veteran's Hospital.
Born May 6, 1930 to Ralph and Alice Cottam Bishop. He was the last survivor of his seven siblings, growing up on the West Side. He was always a 'West Sider" through and through, graduating from his beloved alma mater, West High. At seventeen he enlisted in the Utah Air National Guard where he served until being called to the Eastern States Mission. A vehicle/motor cycle accident two weeks before leaving for his mission forced him to return home after only three months of service and spend many months recovering from those injuries. He continued serving in the Utah Air National Guard both as a guardsman and a civilian, where he made many dear friends. He will be remembered for all those outstanding meals he and his staff served the service men.
He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after 37 years . His favorite times were meeting with the 'retirees' for their weekly breakfasts. He was so proud that his name was engraved on a beautiful monument dedicated to those who served their country in the Air National Guard. He loved his country and never passed a flag that he didn't salute.
His testimony and love of the Savior was always evidenced by the way he lived his life as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After his mission he met and married his sweetheart, Barbara Gail Day Gardner. They are the proud parents of four children.
He is survived by wife, his children, their spouses and his ten beloved grandchildren: David Jay (Connie), David Jay Jr., Aubree, Adam, Michael and Levi; Troy (Nichole), Terrin; Lori Ann and Charles, Evyn-Marie; and Jason (Allison), Breanna, Brenyn, and Bridger. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
His love of his Yankee Baseball Team and BYU Football Team is unrivaled. He enjoyed fishing with his boys, sharing life stories with his daughter and spending time with his family. Now he is free from pain and suffering.
Our gratitude goes to the medical teams at the Veteran's Hospital who have served him so well.
His funeral will be directed by the Independent Funeral Services of Bountiful. His viewing will Tuesday, February 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 24 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. His funeral will be Wednesday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. . Both will be held at the Bountiful South Stake Center, 1250 South Main, Bountiful, Utah. Independent Funeral Service, Directors.
Ralph Bishop (1892 - 1959)
Alice Martha Cottam Bishop (1889 - 1981)
US AIR FORCE
Utah State Veterans Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Plot: Sect A, Site 3332
Maintained by: Dianna E.
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72671747
Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties....Thanks Ed for your service in the UANG...your not forgotten...|
Michael V Drachman
Added: Jul. 15, 2012