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Melvin Cottam Fish


1933 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
June 18, 1933 ~
January 26, 2019
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Gwena of more than 60 years, 10 children, 51 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. He is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and dear friend. He was greatly loved as a math teacher at East High in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born in Pioche, Nevada and raised in Toquerville, Utah. He served his country in the Army stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Then he served for 3 years as the first missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Taiwan.
Dad enjoyed learning new things his whole life. He earned his Bachelor degree at BYU, Master's degree at LSU,and his Doctorate at George Wythe University.
We will miss his faith promoting stories, fun sense of humor, his laugh and most of all how kind he was to everyone. He will be missed but never forgotten!
Services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the LDS Chapel located at 14650 S. 3200 W. Bluffdale, UT 84065. The viewing will be from 9:00-10:45am, and the funeral following at 11:00am. Interment, Utah Veterans Cemetery (Camp Williams).
Published in Deseret News on Jan. 27, 2019
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