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 Gilbert Harry Blake

Gilbert Harry Blake

Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 12 Sep 1995 (aged 68)
Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 36688 · View Source
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Gilbert Harry Blake, 68, passed away September 12, 1995, at his home in Holladay following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 24, 1927, in Murray, Utah, to Harry Blake and Nelda Ilene Gilbert; stepfather, Louis Raddon. Raised by his grandparents, James H. and Louisa Wright Gilbert. All preceded him in death. Married Lorna Dean Westover, Nov. 17, 1950, in Salt Lake City, and on June 7, 1961, was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Gilbert was a member of the LDS Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Coast Guard, stationed in Alameda, Calif. Employed at Texaco, Inc. for 29 years and upon retiring went to work for Miller Paving for eight years. Gilbert enjoyed sports and looked forward every year to helping Paul James with stats for Utah and then BYU football and basketball games from 1959 to present. He loved boating, camping, traveling, skiing and, most of all, flying. He, along with two friends, built their own airplane and enjoyed flying it as much as possible. He also enjoyed building their second home in Washington, Utah, where they planned to retire. Gilbert received much satisfaction helping people whenever help was needed. He was a very gentle and caring person and was loved by all and will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years and two loving daughters: Karrie Lynn Larrabee, husband, Mark; and Tawna Hudson; six grandchildren, Brooke, husband, Tom, Dustie, Clint, Ben, Luke and Angie; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Kilie; five brothers and sisters: Max and RaNae Raddon; Maxine and Richard Sadleir; Doris and Don Drage; Dorothy and K. Hancey; Ray and Micki Raddon.

The family gives thanks and appreciation for the great care and service given by the Hospice of IHC.

Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, 11 a.m. at Park Ward, 495 East 5600 So. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State St., and Friday 10-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment: Murray City Cemetery.

Deseret News Wednesday, September 13, 1995 Obituary

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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36688
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert Harry Blake (24 Apr 1927–12 Sep 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36688, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .