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Gary Crouch Cannon
November 5, 1932 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Gary Crouch Cannon, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
Gary was born November 5, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first of three children of Charles Mousley Cannon and Verla Mae Crouch. His family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, and later to Rexburg, Idaho, where his father worked for Utah Power & Light Company. The family moved back to Utah when Gary was twelve, where he later graduated from South High in Salt Lake City. One evening while driving with friends, Gary met Beverly Hales, a student at West High School. He was smitten.
Gary and Bev were sealed on August 7, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They’ve lived in many locations in Colorado, Utah, and Texas, where they’ve raised six children. Gary was a strong believer in hard work, always trying to help his children learn to be resourceful and independent. The family enjoyed long road trips, camping, and sailing. They loved to sing together, with Gary singing the bass parts.
Gary was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings in the church, including Bishop and Elders Quorum President. He and Bev served two missions together – one in Missouri and a service mission in Salt Lake City. They also served as ordinance workers in the Jordan River Temple and later in the Washington D.C. temple. Most recently, Gary served with Bev as Temple and Family History Consultants.
Gary's life was filled with countless accomplishments. He completed a degree in marketing at the University of Utah and joined the US Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, Gary began his professional career working for Van Waters & Rogers Inc., starting in sales but later moving up to executive management positions in Utah and Texas. In addition to his career, Gary was always thinking of new ideas, and usually had some business going on the side, whether it was selling pants out of the back of a camper, building commercial bagging systems, or reclaiming copper from industrial waste. He formed his own company, C&H Products Inc. to produce and market Ice melter and cleaning products, among other things.
Gary is survived by his children Janene Wilson (Jim), Shawn Cannon-Bahe (Bret), Jeff Cannon (Suzanne), Margy Richter (Eldon), Patrick Cannon (Angie), and Heather Davison (Paul). His sisters: Kathryn Larsen and Janice Bouck, also survive him. His legacy will continue to live on through his 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Gary was preceded in death by his beloved wife Beverly, and his parents Charles Cannon and Verla Crouch.
A graveside service to celebrate Gary's life will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fielding City Cemetery near Fielding, Utah.
Services entrusted to Myers Mortuary of Brigham City, Utah.