713th Leigh Kilpack obit

Our loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Leigh Kilpack, age 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, of renal failure at his home with his devoted wife by his side.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Leigh was born April 23, 1919 in Declo, Idaho, a son of George William and Ethel May Newton Kilpack. He graduated from South High School. On Sept. 15, 1941, Leigh married Alice Juanita Schoenfeld in the Salt Lake Temple. She died June 1974. He worked for the Rio Grande Railroad for 37 years as a switchman. He went in the army in 1942 with the 713th Railway Operating Battalion. He served in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, returning home in 1945.

He later married Molly Wagstaff Firth in 1974 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have been married for 27 years.

He served in many church callings, ward clerk, executive secretary, high priest group leader, branch presidency of Highland Cove. He was a life member of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.

He is survived by three children, Leigh Jr., (Karen), Dennis R., Julie A., (Gary) Casper. His wife's children Jolene F., (Dan) Bradshaw, Richard K., (Lorraine) Firth, Lisa A., (Don) Sjogren; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma (Arbor) Horrocks, Gwen Williams; many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by Juanita; four sisters; two brothers.

Family wishes to express our sincere thanks to the BHS Dialysis Center for all their love and professional care.

Services will be held Monday at noon, Dec. 10, 2001 at the Winder 5th Ward, 1361 E. 4000 So. Friends may call Sun. 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So. and one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens.