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Phillip E. Procter

1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Phillip E. Procter Obituary
Phil passed away February 18, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah, incident to his age. He was born in Boise, Idaho on October 1, 1922 to Francis Allen Procter and Anna Elizabeth Wahlquist Procter. Phil had a wonderful childhood, much like "Tom Sawyer." The family moved to Salt Lake City where he enjoyed playing baseball with his older brother and performing piano duets with his sister throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Phil graduated from West High School.
With war on the horizon, Phil enlisted in the Coast Guard and saw action at Pearl Harbor, and later in the Atlantic, off the coast of Rhode Island. It was while he was stationed in Rhode Island that he met Margaret Stead who would become his eternal companion. Phil and Margaret were married on September 12th 1946. Together they raised three children, Pam, John and Marvin. When Phil's sister, Phyllis, passed away they provided a loving home for her son, Paul Watson. Phil worked hard to provide a good life for Margaret and his children. A totally devoted husband and father, he still found time to be a surrogate father to other extended family members and many of the boys in the neighborhood. He had a long and distinguished career with the State of Utah, retiring as the Executive Secretary of the Tax Commission. Phil served his Heavenly Father in many capacities and callings-Most recently as a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple, a calling which he enjoyed for many years. Never one to draw attention to himself, he preferred to support others in their accomplishments and spread happiness wherever he could.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Francis; his sister, Phyllis; his beloved daughter, Pam (David Linton); and grandson, Jonathan. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret; his sister, Pat (Rod) McDonald; sons, John (Kirstin) and Marvin (Denise); and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 12 noon at the LDS Church located at 3070 East Nila Way (4140 South). Friends and family are invited to call at Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday at the church from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Many thanks to the people at Legacy Memory care and Hearts for Hospice who made his last days so comfortable.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2014
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