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Obituary for Dale Hodges Linford

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Dale Hodges Linford

April 24, 1928 - September 16, 2012

Dale Hodges Linford, 84, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was born on April 24, 1928 to James F. Linford and Leonora H. Linford, in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City. He married CJ Kit Gibson on August 4, 1945, Solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. In 1945 he joined his brothers in business with Linford Bro. Glass Co. and was its president when he retired in 1997. A faithful lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in many capacities including stake high councilor, bishopric member and quorum president, but always felt his greatest callings were as husband and father. He was absolutely devoted to his beloved family, having been married to his high school sweetheart for 68 years at his passing. Special thanks to IHC Hospice for their compassionate car, and to Leavitt’s Mortuary for their tender concern. Dale is survived by his adored wife, CJ Kit Linford, by his 6 dear children: D.E. Lindy Linford (Karlene), Karin J. Linford, Karol J. Phipps (Jerry), R.G. Bob Linford (Cindy), Joseph G. Linford (Rebecca), Jeffry G. Linford (Donna). He is also survived by 21grandchildren and numerous great and great- great grandchildren. Dale was preceded in death by his loving parents and equally loving parents-in-law, Eugene W. Gibson and Henrietta B. Gibson and all 8 of his beloved older brothers. Funeral services will be held at the LDS Chapel at 300 W. 4900 S. Washington Terrace, Utah, on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be held at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LDS Ward


300 W 4900 S, , Washington Terrace, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm -

LDS Ward


300 W 4900 S, , Washington Terrace, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Dale Hodges Linford

Born: April 24, 1928
Died: September 16, 2012

Condolences for Dale Hodges Linford

Ruth J. Clark posted on 9/22/12

Dear Kit and Family, I send my prayers and condolences to you and your family. The days in Liberty so very long ago are very dear to me. I remember being in your lovely home for some evenings, and those times were delightful. I have seen Donna and Jeff occasionally through the years.May you and your loved ones be blessed as you face each day and feel such a great loss of your dear, eternal companion.My love to all from Ruth J. Clark


Vaughn Pendleton posted on 9/22/12

Dear Kit,Sorry to hear about Dale's passing. We won't be able to be there for the celebration of his life. Really enjoyed being with him in the Bishopric and golfing with him. Never will forget the get-togethers we had in Liberty. Hopeall is well with you.With Love,Vaughn and Barbara Pendleton


Suzi Asay posted on 9/21/12

You and Karlene are in my thoughts; I send heartfelt condolences to you both. Take Care, Luvs , Suzi


George & Ellen Mamanakis Family posted on 9/20/12

Our thoughts are with you at this time. It hare to lose a love one.


Nora Anderson posted on 9/20/12

I am out of town or would be there for you guys. So happy for Uncle Dale and sad for you to be feeling the lose of someone so dear to you. My thoughts are with you at this time, Nora


Diana Lewis posted on 9/20/12

To The Linford family,Heartfelt condolences on Dale's passing, he was a wonderful person and a great man, He was the most caring, honest person I ever meet. He and Kit gave such joy to my children. Holidays and Lake Powell were wonderful times, and the loving caring way he helped us all daily are cherished memories that have enriched our lives. So sorry for your loss. God bless you all, Diana


Beth Brown posted on 9/20/12

Kit So sorry to hear about Dale. My thoughts are with you. Remember the happy times.


Jerri Lynn Jensen posted on 9/19/12

My sympathy Jeff to you and your family. I know this is a difficult time, and the memories you have and share with your family will help carry you through. I have always enjoyed working with you and wish you the best. Sincerely,JerriLogan Office


Connie Cox posted on 9/19/12

I will always remember Dale. He was kind and generous and I can't remember ever hearing a bad word about him He was the best example of a loving father I had in my life and I will always treasure that. He and Kit were always so good to me (even when I could be a handful.) And they always made me feel welcome and at home. (Even allowing me to bring a HUGHE stuffed rabbit to a sleep over when they thought I might need the "security". After all, I was the "baby" of the group being 2 years younger that Karol - my dear frind.)He will be greatly missed. My love to entire Linford family.


Tyler Dean posted on 9/19/12

To Bob and all of your family, I am deeply sorry for your loss! If there is anything I can do please let me know.


Jennifer Linford posted on 9/19/12

My grandfather is one of the best men I have ever known aside from my own father and my mother's father. I am so blessed with the grandfather I had who always put his family above all else. He taught me all about love, honor, and the value of hard work. I will always cherish all the memories I have of him, especially memories of family vacations to Lake Powell. Mostly I will remember how he made me feel and the values he taught me by example. I am so very thankful he raised my dad to be the same kind of man he is. I know this isn't good-bye but a see you later. I know I will be with him again and until that time I will strive to live to be the best I can and make him proud of me. I love you always and forever grandpa. Until we meet again. Love you always and forever! - Jeffiner


Patti (LInford) Cusick posted on 9/18/12

I remember Uncle Dale as being the sweetest man I have ever met. He was always asking me how my family was doing. He was so tender hearted and cried when he talked about the love he had for his family and his brothers and his parents. I know he is with my dad and his other brothers right now in heaven and having a gret reunion with the rest of his family. What a great family I belong to. I am truly blessed. Patti