Jack H. Goaslind Jr.
April 18, 1928 ~ April 27, 2011
Jack H Goaslind Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Jack was born April 18, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jack H Goaslind and Anita Jane Jack. Jack married his eternal companion, Gwen Caroline Bradford, on August 19, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Jack’s life was one of willing, faithful and dedicated service. He had a unique ability to make everyone feel comfortable in any setting with his love and friendship. His family was his pride and joy and he found great happiness spending time with and supporting them in their various activities.
Jack served as a missionary in the Western Canadian Mission where he developed a strong and enduring testimony of Jesus Christ and His atonement.
Upon Jack’s return from his mission, he graduated from the University of Utah. Following graduation, he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Jack served in many Church leadership positions, including Bishop and Stake President of the Olympus Stake. He presided over the Arizona Tempe Mission and had great love and gratitude for each of his missionaries.
Following his mission, Jack was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He served twice in the Presidency of that quorum. He willingly dedicated his life to sharing the gospel and testifying of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jack had a great love for the youth and was blessed to serve as the Young Men General President where he enjoyed many rich and rewarding experiences. He was recognized for his service by receiving Boy Scouts highest awards: The Silver Buffalo, Silver Beaver and Canada’s highest Scouting honor, the Silver Fox Award.
Perhaps the crowning jewel of his many years of service was the blessing to serve with his loving wife as the President and Matron of the Manti Utah Temple.
Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gwen, six children; Patricia (William) Hall, David (Julene), Mark (Sherrie), Elizabeth (Boyd) Edman, Richard (Michele), Diane (Kent) Edman, 28 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his brother Keith (Beverly) of Portland Oregon. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, and grandson Joey Glaittli.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Olympus Stake Center located at 2675 East 4430 South.
Viewings will be held at the same location on Sunday evening from 6-8pm and on Monday morning from 10:00 -11:30 am.
Interment will be at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
May 15, 2011, 11:47 pm-
Dear Sister Goaslind and Family
We learned of Brother Goaslind's death today on the Church News on the radio and we wish to express our deepest sympathy to you. He was such a kind, good man.
We served with you at the Manti Temple and always will treasure the time we had there with you good folks.
I remember you called me into your office and ask me to serve as a trainer on the Wednesday morning shift and I had to tell you we wouldn't be able to stay with our temple service because my Mom was coming to live with us and I needed to be home. It was so hard because I just loved being there and I remember you said to me "You will always be glad you did be there for your mother rather than wish you had been. That was just so true. I am glad to have had her in our home her last years and I thank you for your words of wisdom that helped me so much. We'll always treasure the time we had with you good folks in the temple. They are a treasure to us. Our love and heart felt sympathy to you and your family.
- Sharon & Margaret Cowley