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A wonderful reunion began as our father, Russell Dale Rock, 92, of Fresno peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in Clovis, CA. Russell is known as a husband, father, sibling, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, neighbor, and a devoted friend to so many that knew him.
Russell, also known as Dale, was born August 21, 1926, in Castle Rock, Utah. He married LaVera Colleen Wheeler on July 18, 1950, in Logan, Utah. Colleen passed away on May 21, 2012. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University and worked in the insurance industry for Equitable Life, many of those years in Fresno. When he was younger, Russell also proudly served in the Army (WWII) and in the Merchant Marines (Korean War).
Surviving is son, Douglas (Cheryl) Russell Rockl, daughter JoAnne (Vern) Rock LoForti , son David (Christine) Wheeler Rock, daughter Ruth Ann (Steve)Rock Hoggan, daughter Susanne (Jason) Rock Bowen; along with 19 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
As a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell was devoted to his faith and family. He served in many positions in the church throughout his life, including that of bishop, and cherished the years near the end of his life as he served in the Fresno Temple. He followed the values, principles and teachings he knew to be true, which was evident by his example. Now, after a dedicated and remarkable life of service, he is HOME!
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 a Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT 84403
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.leavittsmortuary.com