Frank A. Guzman
WEST VALLEY - Our precious husband, dad, grandpa and brother Frank A. Guzman, passed away July 24, 2009 in West Valley.
Born July 4, 1946 in Price to Teresa Cordy Velasquez Guzman and her husband, Castello B Guzman.
Graduated Carbon High in 1965 and attended CEU, where he received his auto mechanics certification.
Served in the U.S. Army from 1967 - 1969, with a brief tour in Vietnam with the 25th ID, where he was a Purple Heart recipient.
He married Carmen Palacios Sept. 16, 1969 in Elko, Nev. Their marriage was later blessed in December 1971 in the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Price.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and was a fourth degree knight.
He worked for the Utah Railroad for 10 years. Later worked for U.S. Fuel as a miner and served as a certified EMT.
He loved hunting, camping and fishing with his family.
As a member of the Great Salt Lake HOG Chapter, he enjoyed riding his Harley and his last long ride was to Canada.
His favorite things were junk food, mostly bubble gum and Snickers.
He also enjoyed watching the 49ers, the Jazz, Utah Utes and the highlight of his life was attending his only grandson's sport activities, which he never missed. He checked an item off his bucket list in February 2009 when he attended a NASCAR Race with his son.
Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carmen of West Valley; daughter, Lydia Randall (Rex) of West Jordan; son, Frank (Kiko) of West Valley; grandson, James Guzman; siblings, Lora Guzman, Willie (Dorothy) Guzman, Paul (Niki) Guzman, Lisa (Richard) Waln, Beverly (Neil) Peacock, Yolanda Hiatt, Susie (Jimmy) West, Cindy (Travis) Allen; numerous step-brother and sisters; father-in-law, Manuel Palacios; nieces and nephews; and aunt and uncles. Preceded in death by his mother, Cordy; sisters Lenor and Josephine; brother, Mike; stepmother, Sarah Bell Guzman; and mother-in-law, Lydia Palacios.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier, 4501 West 5215 South, Kearns. Viewing will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, where a vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Interment to follow at West Jordan City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com.
Viejo, we will miss you very much, Jamers. See you all on the other side, Me.