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Rafael Brinkerhoff Chidester Obituary
(R.B.) Rafael Brinkerhoff Chidester
1931 ~ 2013
Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away peacefully on March 27th, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born Sept 21st, 1931 in Junction, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elva, his brother James Jr., and son Greg.
He is survived by his Wife Frances, Sons Chris Chidester and Mark Baldwin (Kathy), Daughters Kim McGhan (Craig), Karrie Penney (John), and Karen Lott (Jamie), 17 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandchild.
R.B. proudly served his country on the USS Missouri during the Korean conflict. Over the years, and throughout his many occupations, R.B. made many lasting friendships with his unconditional and loving spirit. R.B. brightened the world with his presence and was always first to make you smile with a joke and with his warm welcoming nature. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Glenmore 2nd Ward 9455 South 4800 West in South Jordan.
Graveside Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday April 3, 2013 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 So. Camp Williams Rd (Redwood Rd) in Bluffdale.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2013
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