Russell Leon Worrall was born August 19, 1929 in Hoytsville, Summit County, Utah and died January 13, 2017 in Ogden, Utah at the age of 87.
A brief and informal memorial will be held on January 21st at 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Relief Society room at the Waterfall Canyon LDS Ward at 3254 Polk Avenue, Ogden, Utah. All are welcome.
Russ was one of eight children born to Russell Fargo Worrall and Anna Leone Crittenden Worrall. From age 12 to 18 he lived and worked on his grandparent’s farm in Hoystville and learned the value of hard work. Typical days would be waking up at 5:00 am and milking cows before catching the school bus. He enjoyed playing football after school and could still be home by 5:00 pm to milk cows, feed calves and other chores. At age 14 he bought his first car, a 1931 Model A Ford convertible coupe for $100. He graduated from North Summit High School in 1947.
He joined the Air Force in 1949 and served during the Korean War. He was stationed in Nome, Alaska then Johnson Airbase in Japan. In 1954 he married Dwan Boyer Hopkin, worked as a trooper for the Utah Highway Patrol and started a family. Dad had an excellent work ethic. He built his own home in Ogden and later a beautiful pond property and home in Mountain Green where he and Dwan raised their three children. He could build and/or repair anything! Aviation was his life long hobby and he built and flew sailplanes and a Vans RV-6 two-place power plane. He loved his family, a good morning coffee session on the porch overlooking the pond and pasture in Mountain Green, and observing nature.
He is survived by his daughters: Elon Worrall Jensen (G. Scott) and Linda Worrall Davidson (John H.); Grandchildren: Aubrey Jensen Evans (Matt), Bowen Jensen, Courtney Jensen Davis (Mike), Myken Jensen; and four beautiful great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: LouAnn Worrall Ray, Larry Worrall and Wiley Kim Worrall, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His son, Kris Leon Worrall preceded him in death as well as his other siblings: Ray C. Worrall, Carolyn Worrall Cromwell, Jeannie Worrall Bick and Danny Worrall.
Dad, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for being our father, mentor, friend and guiding light.