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Melvin Duane Gadd

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Melvin Duane Gadd Obituary
Aug. 17, 1926 ~ May 7, 2013
Melvin Duane Gadd, age 86, passed peacefully away on May 7, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born August 17, 1926 in Seattle, Washington to Edgar Issac and Laura Brown Gadd. At a young age he honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Afterward he served an LDS mission in the Eastern States.
He married the love of his life, Rosemary Kimball, in the Salt Lake Temple on November 21, 1960. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in education, teaching fifth and sixth grades in the Granite School District. Mel and Rosemary moved to Bountiful in 1961 and raised their four children there. They are the proud parents of Duane, who died unexpectedly in 2012, (Janice Abbott), Paul (Holly Lawrence), Leslie (Rocke Thompson), and Brian, (Dalynn Black). His 15 grandchildren were a great joy in his life and they loved his stories and his great sense of humor. He shared his love for gardening, fishing, and camping with his children and grandchildren.
Mel was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was always faithful to his strong testimony and love for his Father in Heaven and his Savior, Jesus Christ. He served with faithful dedication in various callings throughout the Church which included many years as an ordinance worker the Bountiful Temple. Mel and Rosemary served as senior-couple-missionaries in Birmingham, England in 1996 - 1997, and he later spent many years doing family history and temple work for his ancestors.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the North Canyon Second Ward at 3350 South 100 East, Bountiful. Friends and family may attend a viewing Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Saturday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 9 to May 10, 2013
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