Fred Crandall

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  • "To the Crandall Family, On behalf of the Charleston Base..."
    - Nick Nichols
  • "On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI),..."
    - Bill Dixon
  • "A true example of always serving God, family, and..."
    - Ida Crandall
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    - Melinda McKinney
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Fred Maeser Crandall

Fred Maeser Crandall passed away on his birthday, Sunday, September 24, 2017 while residing with his family in Fruit Heights, Utah. He was 92 years old. Interment will be October 20, 2017, at 1:30 pm at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Fred was born September 24, 1925, in Springville, Utah. He was the oldest son of Myron Maeser and Clara Bringhurst Crandall. He had one brother, Allan and a half-sister, Camilla. Fred married Gloria Nelson in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 16, 1947. They were later sealed for "Time and All Eternity" in the LDS St. George Temple on March 15, 1958.

They were the proud parents of six children:

Madelyn, Kirk, Danny, Chet, Melodie, & Melinda; 37 grandchildren, 84 great-

grandchildren & eight great-great-


Fred was preceded in death by his wife Gloria, one son & two grandsons.

Fred served proudly as a submariner during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He served aboard the USS Spikefish submarine, SS-404.

He was active in many callings as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served as Bishop, High Councilman, Stake President, and Stake Patriarch.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 15, 2017
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