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Michael R. Rodriguez

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Michael R. Rodriguez Obituary
1951 ~ 2011
Our beloved husband, father, and grandpa, Michael Renee Rodriguez, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011, in the comfort of his home and the arms of his loving family.
Michael was a man of great personal integrity, filled with wonder and a lifelong love of learning, and devotion to his family.
Michael was born on January 23, 1951, in Huntington Park California to Renee and Dixie Maloy Rodriguez. He enjoyed a happy childhood with his brothers and sister, at a time when Southern California was still a place where cows grazed in the meadows and the scent of oranges filled the air.
Michael graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in advertising and marketing. While working at The Daily Universe, he met his sweetheart, Derin Lea Head.They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on July 16, 1976. They had five children, Kara, Adam, Daniel, Jonathan and David, and raised them in Sandy, Utah.
Michael was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and treated his family with patience and love. He embodied the teaching "Man is that he might have joy," and showered affection on his nine grandchildren.
Michael served in many church callings. He had a gift for teaching the gospel. As a convert to the church of Jesus Christ, Michael possessed a strong testimony of missionary work.
Professionally, Michael assumed the idiom "Fortune Smiles on the Bold," and achieved great success in his chosen profession of advertising and marketing.
His work took him to cities around the country, where he was awed by architecture, natural wonders and great human feats and accomplishments.
Michael has a large family that loves him. He will be greatly missed by brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and other loved ones.
All are invited to attend Michael's viewing and funeral. The viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, Utah, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will also be a visitation 9:30- 10:45 Thursday morning at the ward on 1617 East 12700 South in Draper, followed by the service at 11.
After, there will be a graveside ceremony at Larkin Sunset Gardens, at 1950 East 10600 South. Due to construction on 10600 South, access the cemetery and mortuary via 11400 South.
You can leave condolences online at www.larkincares.com.

Published in Deseret News on Oct. 18, 2011
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