Monday, October 31, 2011

My Dad's Obituary

Craig Don Perry
1961 ~ 2011

Craig Don Perry, age 50, died October 25, 2011, after a year-long battle with colorectal cancer.

Craig was born March 5, 1961, in Richland, Washington, to Dale Perry and Jeanine Watts Perry.

The Perrys moved to Centerville in 1969 where Craig attended J.A. Taylor Elementary School and Centerville Junior High. After graduating from Viewmont High School in 1979, he attended Brigham Young University and served an LDS Mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

On February 5, 1988 ,he married Marsha Cloward in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha, his three daughters, Corinne Perry Born (Ryan Born), McKaye, Ashlyn, and his son, Dallin. He is also survived by his parents, Dale and Jeanine Perry and his siblings, Mike Perry (Donna), Doug Perry (Diane), Denise Norberg (Robert), Lisa Titensor (David), and Andrea Madsen.

He was a computer programmer for 19 years with the Utah County Government. He then worked from September 1998 to the present as Computer Programmer/Data Group Director for Nutraceutical Corporation in Park City Utah.

His passion was in the outdoors! He loved going to the family cabin and going on snowmobiling and four-wheeling trips with his family. He loved being in the mountains, whether it was hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, or backpacking with his family and friends. In the last five years, he really enjoyed running, especially triathlons and marathons.

His motto for the last year has been "Live, Play, Love, Pray," and he did it all.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many different positions. One that he loved dearly was teaching the Primary children. He served as a counselor in two Bishoprics and was serving there at the time of his passing.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center at 450 E 2000 N, Orem, Utah. A viewing will be held there from 9:00-10:30 a.m. There will also be a viewing Tuesday evening at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary at 495 South State Street in Orem.

The Craig D. Perry Memorial Fund at Mountain America Credit Union has been established for those wishing to contribute. You may make a deposit to this account at any MACU branch.
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1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry! You all already know that your dad was a wonderful man! I only knew him for a brief time - and only ever saw him during chemo treatments - but he always had a smile and friendly conversation for me! He will be missed greatly, but how lucky for you to have him for eternity! May the Lord be with you every step of the way!

    Camie Jacobs