Deseret News, 04/11/13
Calvin Williams Mansfield passed away peacefully April 7, 2013 in West Jordan, Utah at the age of 89.
Calvin was born on September 5, 1923, to Samuel W. Mansfield and Mary Jane Williams in Samaria, Idaho. He was the 9th of 10 children. He had five sisters and four brothers.
Calvin grew up in Samaria, Idaho and had a great time with his dozens of cousins. He attended Samaria Grade School. As a young boy, he was a hard worker. He loved the outdoors and following his father and was often his companion. He loved his mother dearly and cared for her in her old age. He graduated from Malad High School in 1941.
While in high school he met Mary Othella Hansen of Malad. They married on March 20, 1944, in Ogden, Utah. They moved to Salt Lake City and started their family. During the early years of their marriage, they lived in several different apartments and homes and ultimately settled in Murray, Utah, with their three children. Calvin and Mary's marriage was solemnized on October 7, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple.
In 1942 Calvin went to work as a driver for IML Trucking. He retired in 1984. During his career, which spanned 42 years, he drove more than a million miles without an accident or traffic violation.
Throughout his life, Calvin worked hard. He enjoyed caring for his home and rentals. He took great pleasure in maintaining the homes, landscaping and flowers. Most of all, he loved to visit and talk with people. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church and loved his Priesthood Quorum members. He was generous in helping others in their time of need. Calvin attended the temple for many years with his wife Mary.
During the last year of his life, he lived in the West Jordan Beehive Home Assisted Living. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the kindnesses and care given to Calvin by the staff.
Preceding him in death are his wife Mary, his parents and siblings, Sevella, Rebecca, Clifford, Mary, Etta, Samuel, Frank, Lawrence and their spouses.
He is survived by his sister Hazel McNally of Ogden, Utah. Also surviving him are his three children: Karen M. Johnson (Scott) of West Valley, Utah, Dale Mansfield (Dasya) of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Steven Mansfield (Trish) of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 12:00 noon at the Holladay-Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary, 4670 S. Highland Drive. A viewing will be held at the same location from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Holladay Memorial Park, 4900 S Memory Lane (1990 E). Online condolences may be sent to www.memorialutah.com
He has been a great example to his family and we will miss him. Rest in peace, Dad. We love you.
Published in Deseret News from April 11 to April 12, 2013