Arthur Ernest Lifferth|
1922 ~ 2014
Arthur Ernest Lifferth, 91 of Bountiful, Utah passed away peacefully on May 22, 2014 in his home.
Arthur was born to Gretchen Rabus and Ernest E. Lifferth on Oct 25, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent his childhood and youth in Salt Lake attending South High School. He married Afton Maxfield in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 26, 1942. Shortly after, Arthur was sent to England where his unit participated in all seven major invasions of World War II.
After returning from the war, he established a home plan business. Afton died in childbirth in July, 1947. He was blessed to meet Okla Robinson and they were married September 30, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Arthur worked as VP for First Federal Savings and Loan. He developed the first computer based appraisal program in Utah.
He served as a gifted Explorer leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in 1951, he received the Silver Beaver award for his service. He was active in the community and in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and became an International Director for the Sertoma club.
He was a man of many interests. He restored old cars, built 2 motor homes, made kayaks with his Explorers, and built a model train village. In his later years, he made over 2700 wood cars that were distributed by Humanitarian Services to children throughout the world.
Arthur was a man of faith and testimony. He enjoyed being with others and had a great sense of humor. He was an exemplary father and husband. He and Okla served three missions and served as ordinance workers in the Bountiful Temple. He loved his family: Dennis Ray Lifferth (Margaret), Rick R. Lifferth (Kathy), William E. Lifferth( Diane), Rozanne Williams (Doug) and Karla Edwards (Calvin) and 27 grandchildren and 75 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Afton (1947), Okla (2007); and grandson, Casey William (2002).
The family expresses thanks to the Woodland Hills Ward, neighbors and hospice staff who provided exceptional care and comfort. Viewing Thursday evening from 6-8 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main in Bountiful, and 9:30-10:45 at the chapel prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, at 11:00 at the Woodland Hills Chapel, 750 East 625 South, Bountiful. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com
Published in Deseret News on May 25, 2014