Obituary

Tom  Albert  Welch
Tom Albert Welch

June 11, 1935 - February 8, 2018
Born in Ogden, Utah
Resided in Layton, Utah
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Thomas Albert Welch died peacefully on Thursday, February 8th at the age of 82. Born on June 11, 1935 to Albert Clifton and Mary Butters Welch, Tom was the fourth of five children and spent his childhood and youth in Morgan, Utah. He graduated in 1953 from Morgan High School and went on to study at the University of Utah. At age 20 Tom was called as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He faithfully served in the Northern States Mission, where he developed a deep love for the Native American people.

After serving his mission, he agreed to a blind date where he met his wife, Joyce Ann Holley, of North Ogden. They were married on April 30, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple and became the parents of five children.

After briefly living in North Ogden, Utah and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they settled in Roy, Utah where they raised their family and lived for 25 years. In 1989, they moved to their home in Layton, Utah where they resided until the end of 2015. For the past two years they have been residents in the assisted living and memory care facility at Fairfield Village in Layton.

Beginning in 1963, Tom owned and operated Welch Agency in Ogden, Utah were he was an independent insurance agent as well as a realtor, broker and developer until his retirement. He believed strongly in building not just things, but people. Tom served in various leadership capacities as both a member of the Ogden Board of Realtors and the Wasatch Front Board of Realtors.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tom lived his life loving and serving others. He did this through many church callings, including Bishop of the Roy 5th ward from 1983 to 1988, and through countless random acts of service for strangers, neighbors, family members and friends. After his retirement, he served in the Bountiful, Utah Temple as an ordinance worker for more than twelve years. His life was a living example of Christlike discipleship.

Tom is survived by his wife Joyce, children Holly Punjabi - Bountiful, Utah, Carrie (Chad) Olson - Highland, Utah, Thomas (Holly) Welch - Kaysville, Utah and Christie (Steve) Adams - Fruit Heights, Utah,13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Emma Loo Bell - Morgan, Utah and brother Lee (Carol) Welch - South Ogden, Utah. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Robert Steven Welch and sisters Venna Kruger and Bonnie Richins.

A viewing will be held at the Myers Mortuary, 250 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, UT 84041 on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the LDS meetinghouse at 1085 North 50 East, Kaysville, UT 84037 at 12:00 p.m. with a viewing from 10:30 to 11:30. His interment will be in the Roy City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the General Missionary Fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Donations can be made by mail to LDS Philanthropies, 1450 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah 84604, or online at https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/lds-church/missionary-fund.html .

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Fairfield Village for their service and dedicated care of Tom.

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Myers Mortuary of Layton
250 N. Fairfield Rd.
Layton, UT US 84041
February 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Visitation
Tom Welch
1085 North 50 East,
Kaysville, Utah United States 84037
February 17, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Service
Tom Welch
1085 North 50 East
Kaysville, Utah United States 84037
February 17, 2018
12:00 PM
Burial
Roy City Cemetery
5200 South 2300 West
Roy, UT US 84067
February 17, 2018
1:30 PM