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 Thomas Foster Greenwood, Jr

Thomas Foster Greenwood, Jr

Birth
Union, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 19 Apr 1994 (aged 82)
South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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THOMAS FOSTER GREENWOOD, JR.

Thomas Foster Greenwood, Jr., age 82, passed away April 19, 1994 at his home in South Jordan.

Born March 5, 1912 in Union, Utah to Thomas Foster and Emma Matilda Burgon Greenwood. He married his sweetheart, Uarda Gillespie, June 15, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death September 7, 1991.

Foster was a devoted member of the LDS Church and held many positions including Bishop of the East Midvale 2nd Ward, High Councilman and a temple worker at the Jordan River LDS Temple. He served two missions with his sweetheart, to Washington, D.C. Temple Visitors Center and Massachusetts Boston Mission.

He was President of the Union-Jordan Irrigation Company, Director of the Little Cottonwood Water Co., and Director of the Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District. He retired as Executive Director of the USDA Stabilization and Conservation Salt Lake County Office. He was at heart a farmer who loved to work the land. He was past president of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Temple Quarry Chapter.

He is survived by children, Mrs. Carl (Laura Ann) Andreason, Midvale; Mrs. Bruce (Elaine) Briggs, Midvale; Mrs. George (Karen) Richins, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Mrs. John (Mary Lynn) Crawford, South Jordan; Thomas Foster and Patricia H. Greenwood, Sandy; Mrs. Scott (Gayle) Bradford, Sandy; 34 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren; brother and sisters, Mrs. Grace Thornton, Sandy; Mrs. Eunice Jensen, Sandy; Mrs. Mirla Thayne, Provo; Donald B. and Afton Greenwood, Allison Park, Pennsylvania.

Preceded in death by a sister, Orrel E. Bateman. Foster was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and patriarch who will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 23, 1994 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Jordan River 1st Ward, 10400 South 1540 West, South Jordan. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St., Midvale, Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

Deseret News Thursday, April 21, 1994 Obituary


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Foster Greenwood, Jr (5 Mar 1912–19 Apr 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35887, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .