SALT LAKE CITY - Bruce J. Moffitt, our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, neighbor and friend, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 21, 2009 at the age of 97.
He was born on Nov. 27, 1911 to Brigham James and Eva Cornelia Jensen Moffitt in Orangeville.
Bruce married Margaret Ann Reese on Oct. 17, 1936 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
Bruce and Margaret lived in Helper for several years where he worked as a postal clerk. Bruce served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, they moved to Salt Lake City where he worked in the downtown post office and helped establish the zip-code system in Salt Lake City. He retired from the post office after 37 years of service.
Following his retirement from the post office he was employed for 13 years at the Wasatch Medical Group as an x-ray and laboratory technician. So in total, he worked for 50 years.
In 1964, Bruce and Margaret built a cabin near Woodland, which they affectionately called "Days Off." They enjoyed many wonderful times there with family and friends.
In 1984, Bruce and Margaret moved to St. George, where they spent their winters. He was a member of the Bloomington Country and Tennis Club. He was an avid tennis player and played into his late 80s. After 22 years they moved back to Salt Lake City to be closer to their family.
Bruce had many friends for whom he would go the extra mile. If a friend or neighbor needed help, he was there. He was always thoughtful and courteous - a true gentleman.
He liked to hunt, fish, travel, and work with stained glass. He loved and appreciated nature and the outdoors.
Our Mom and Dad would have been married for 73 years on Oct. 17, and we salute them for their priceless example of love, kindness, patience, and fidelity.
He is survived by his wife Margaret; sister Charlotte Jones, Nampa, Idaho; son Gerald (Suzanne), Draper; daughter Marilyn (Edward) Moss, Holladay; eight grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother Carl and his sister Ida Bottino.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 25th, at noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City.
A viewing will be held at the Mortuary from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow at the Salt Lake City cemetery. Deepest appreciation is expressed to First Choice Home Health and Hospice and Homewatch Caregivers.
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