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Richard W. Greenwalt

August 9, 1930 - April 15, 2015

Richard W. Greenwalt

August 9, 1930 – April 15, 2015

 

Richard Greenwalt of Riverdale, UT, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

Richard was a member of the Lutheran Church.

 

He was born on August 9, 1930 in Windsor, Colorado to Mary and Alex Greenwalt.  He has resided in Utah since 1956.

 

Richard served in the Navy in the Korean War on the USS Yancey.  He joined the Navy in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1954.  He absolutely loved the Navy; he always referred to it as “His Navy”.

 

He worked for Hansen Lumber Company, owned and operated several gas stations, and he owned the Corner Inn Bar.  He retired from Wells Fargo Bank.

 

Richard married Wilma (Fleenor) Atkins on October 16, 1956.  He took on the role as dad to Pamela Atkins when she was nine.  On April 17, 1958 Sandra K. Greenwalt was born.  Both girls were blessed to have such a wonderful father.

 

Richard enjoyed fishing.  He had many trips in his motor home and boat to Willard Bay with his wife.  He loved cheering on his favorite football team, the San Francisco 49ers.  Richard loved keeping in touch with his many childhood friends from Colorado and his Navy buddies.  He was always willing to help anyone in need.  Everyone he met was a friend.

 

Richard is survived by his wife Wilma Greenwalt, they were married for 58 years, daughters: Sandra K. Greenwalt (Dougherty), Pamela (Stephen) Furniss; grandchildren:  Stacey A. Furniss, Lance L. Furniss, Brian S. Furniss, John Dougherty, Joe Dougherty, Jacqueln Dougherty; two great-granddaughters; his sister Regina; his aunts, Helen Erbes and Frieda Metzler; numerous cousins and his little buddy….his dog Bandit.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers:  Alvin and Roy Greenwalt.

 

The family wishes to thank Dr. Hansen and all of his staff for their wonderful care.  Richard loved them all.  Special thanks to Brighten Hospice for the help and compassion they showed to us during Richard’s last days.  We would also like to thank all the family members who took such loving care of dad.

Thanks Dad, for a life filled with love and wonderful memories.

At Richard’s request, a Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden.   Richard will be receiving Military Honors.  There will be a private family viewing one hour prior to services at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden at 10:00 to 10:45 am.

 

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden.

 

Please send condolences to the family at:  www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 10:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Private Family Viewing


Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 06/26/2017 11:00 am -

Graveside Service


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Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: August 9, 1930
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glen greenwalt posted on5/30/15

We are very saddened by the news. From a very close nephew who stood in close contact and extremely saddened to only find out this news 45 days later. Glen Greenwalt

 

Arie Anderson posted on4/29/15

I express my sincerest condolences to all of Richard's family. I worked with Richard at Wells Fargo prior to his retirement. He is, hands down, one of the nicest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. I know that he will be missed by many people. The world was a better place with Richard in it. He and I shared a unique bond because we had moved to the Ogden area in 2006 from Fort Collins, Colorado and we often talked about his time in Windsor and the beautiful places there are in Colorado. He would share his fishing stories with me. Every day that I had the opportunity to interact with Richard, he would put a smile on my face because of his positive attitude and kindness. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family at this challenging time. Thank you for sharing your husband, father and grandfather with us here at Wells Fargo. We were all very blessed to know him and work with him. May god bless you all with His love at this time and always. Arie Anderson

 

TWIGGY GENTA posted on4/25/15

POPS: YOU SURE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. I LOVED IT WHEN YOU WOULD SHARE WITH ME ABOUT YOUR PAST, YOUR NAVY LIFE, YOUR TIMES IN COLORADO, AND THE HISTORY OF EACH. THOSE MOMENTS WERE PRICELESS. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. NO MATTER HOW HARD IT IS FOR THOSE OF US STILL HERE, JUST KNOWING THAT YOU ARE NOT SUFFERING NOW AND YOU ARE AT PEACE GIVES ME JOY EVEN WHEN I AM SAD. BE HAPPY POPS AND BE FREE. KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND I WILL KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR YOUR DAUGHTER, SANDY BECAUSE WITHOUT HER I WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING YOU AND THAT WAS SUCH A BLESSING.

 

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