Don Woolley, Best Dad, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away, February 9, 2014 at the age of 86. Born August 2, 1927 in Salt Lake to Gilpin Stephenson Woolley and Irene Vernon Woolley. Dad grew up in the Avenues on I Street with his two sisters.\n\nIn the midst of the Great Depression, his father passed away a few days before his 16th birthday. This was a time of great challenge for the family. For dad, the seeds of frugality and attentive care for the widowed and fatherless were sown during these hard years. He cared for his mother, sister and mother-in-law, all widows, for a span of over 60 years. He showed his love for his Heavenly Father through his tireless and boundless service to others.\n\nDad graduated from West High School in 1944. He loved his shop classes. They were the catalyst that unlocked his mechanical genius! He could fix or repair just about anything. Dad's philosophy was anything damaged or broken could be fixed. That applied to people too. Everyone deserved a second chance.\n\nAs a boy, he served in the bugle corps at Longfellow School. The corps bugled the posting and retiring of the flag each day. His love of flag and country started here. He gladly enlisted in the Army in 1945. He was stationed at Fort Douglas.\n\nNear the end of the War he met a beautiful brunette, Norma Laura Slater, at International Harvester, where they both worked. On September 19, 1946 they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and enjoyed 61 years together before Mom's passing. They married young so they could grow-up with their children: Kent (Penny) Woolley, Kirk (Julie) Woolley, Becky (Craig) Whittemore, Paul Vernon Woolley (deceased), Cheryl (Terry) Green.\n\nDad worked in the Petroleum Industry and was employed at Lang Company and Premium Oil. He was a Repair and Maintenance Manager for over 40 years. He loved his work. \n\nThe family's first home was in Kearns, UT. Here, many lifelong friendships began. In 1965 the family moved to Holladay, UT.\n\nDad loved the Uinta Mountains and Yellowstone National Park. Many summer vacations were spent at Mirror Lake, in the Uintas, where Dad taught his children how to fish. He loved fishing. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, have their own "fish stories" with Dad.\n\nAs an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he was a devoted home teacher and loved working with the young men in scouting. The family spent a summer vacation at Philmont Scout Ranch where Dad honed his scouting skills. The Great Salt Lake Council recognized him as an outstanding scout leader.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, sister, Helen Beth (Waldo) Henrichsen and survived by sister, Virginia (Berwyn) Andrus, four children, 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.\n\nViewings and funeral will be at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 South), South Jordan, UT. Viewings Friday, February 14, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 15, 9:30 am to 10:45 am. Funeral service at 11:00 am. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Carrington Court Assisted Living for their kindness and compassionate loving care of our father. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, rmhslc.org, or Huntsman Cancer Institute, healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com.