Richard M. Godfrey
1938 - 2020
BORN
1938
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
3115 East 7800 South (Bengal Blvd.)
Salt Lake City, UT
Richard M Godfrey
1938~2020
The world got a little brighter on April 26th, 1938, when Wayne and Betty Godfrey welcomed their first child, Richard M Godfrey into their family.
Dick was raised in Murray, Utah where he was influenced by extended family and taught the value and necessity of hard work. With that ethic he owned his first car, a 1952 Ford convertible, was a state champion wrestler for Olympus High School, and later accepted into the Engineering School at the University of Utah where he also wrestled. His best achievement was the love of his life, Diane Davis.
They wed on February 11th, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple.
In 1962 Dick was recruited by Pan Am to attend the Brevard School of Engineering in Coco Beach, Florida and worked at Cape Canaveral on the Minuteman Missile Project.
In 1964 Dick and Diane came back to Utah, where Dick help start Bonneville Drag Strip, and in order to sustain his family, in 1965 he established Godfrey Trucking.
Dick was tenacious in his vision. His kindness and generous nature made anyone he met a friend.
When not race season, weekends were spent with his family and good friends riding motorcycles in the west desert, water skiing at Lake Powell, and enjoying the mountains of Utah.
Dick's legacy is his wife Diane, his three children, Traci (Derek), Scott (Stacie) and Gregg (Chelsea), his twelve Grandkids, and nine Great Grands. His sister Erma (Bill), brother Earl (Louise) many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends made his life full. Celebrating his return to heaven are his parents, his brother Kenny, and many loved ones.
Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their fathers. Proverbs 17:6
Many thanks to the incredible staff at the Draper Beehive House and Summit Hospice Care.
Services celebrating Dick's life will be: viewing Friday 31. January 2020, 6-8pm at the Wasatch Stake Center: 8170 S. Short Hills Dr., Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Funeral Services at the church: Saturday 1. February: viewing prior 10:30am-12:15pm and formal service at 12:30pm.
Interment at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary 3115 E. 7800 S., Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Cheers to the Big R!

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
31
Viewing
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Wasatch Stake Center
8170 S. Short Hills Dr., Cottonwood Heights, UT
Feb
1
Viewing
10:30a.m. - 12:15p.m.
Wasatch Stake Center
8170 S. Short Hills Dr., Cottonwood Heights, UT
Feb
1
Funeral service
12:30p.m.
Wasatch Stake Center
8170 S. Short Hills Dr., Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Ive known Dick for many years, since the old days at the drag strip. We have had many good visits in Star Valley? He was respected by all who knew him. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss , Terry and Ann Larsen
Terry Larsen
Friend
February 5, 2020
Heaven regained a beautiful angel My time working at Godfrey trucking I was always treated like family. Dick always greeted everyone with a smile and a hello Dick smile was contagious to all. My condolences to the Godfrey family...
Carollyn Shackelford
January 31, 2020
Dear Family,
Dick was not only a fine athlete but lifted everyones mood
with his bright spirit. I love him and I am looking forward to continuing our Eternal friendship.So sorry for the loss of Erma.
Coach Gil Meier
( Currently recovering from last weeks heart attack )
Gil Meier
January 31, 2020
Dear Family, Dick was one who could light up your life.I love him with an eternal love.
Coach Gil Meier
January 31, 2020
Dan Briggs
January 31, 2020
Trish Harris
January 31, 2020
Great man and great friend
Jeffery Jenkins
January 30, 2020
We loved this man to no end. I looked up to him sense i iwas a kid. We will miss him.
Chuck godfrey
January 30, 2020
a loved one
January 30, 2020
Because some people simply are not meant to stay forever. Some people come into our lives for a season, for a reason, for the simple purpose of showing us the world in a way we would never have seen it otherwise.
Heidi Priebe
Just Here
January 30, 2020
Ride on
January 30, 2020
I remember Dick Godfrey as the warm outgoing friend that always said "hello" to everyone in the halls of Olympus High School. He was one of the popular athletes that everyone admired and was flattered to be counted in his retinue. We Titans look to the day Dick will greet us again.
Karl Lind
January 29, 2020
DuJuana Brumback
January 29, 2020
Gordon Roberts
January 29, 2020
a loved one
January 29, 2020
a loved one
January 29, 2020
a loved one
January 29, 2020
a loved one
January 29, 2020
a loved one
January 29, 2020
We loved and appreciated you during your stay on this earth. The heavens are welcoming a very special spirit God bless.
Jim & joann Rasmussen
January 28, 2020
We loved and appreciated you during your stay on this earth. The heavens are welcoming a very special spirit
Jim & joann Rasmussen
January 28, 2020
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