Delbert A. Park
Who am I sir? A Utah man am I!
A Utah man, sir, and will be till I die: Ki! Yi!
And so, Delbert A Park, 71, passed away January 26, 2009, as the final chapter in an enriched and full life. Del, a professional pharmacist, an avid Ute fan, and all around good guy, was born August 17, 1937, to A. Delbert Park and Elsie Atkinson. Del married RaNae Arlene Lawson, November 25, 1958, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. RaNae passed away December 1, 1990. Later married Janet Golightly on September 20, 1991 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Del grew up in Granger, graduating from Cyprus High, where he played football and was named All-State Center of the year in 1955, later playing center for the University of Utah while earning his Degree in Pharmacy. Del had four great loves in his life: his family, his church, his profession, and the Utes.
Del served on the Utah Board of Pharmacy, 1985-1995; UPhA President, Past President, Secretary, and served as a member of the Board of Directors; winner of the NARD Pharmacy Leadership Award, McKesson Award for Pharmacy Leadership, UPhA award for Leadership and Commitment to Pharmacy, E.R. Squibb Award and the coveted Bowl of Hygeia Award for community service in Pharmacy. The capstone in his career was earning the prestigious Jensen World of Service Award from his peers in the UPhA in 2005.
Generous, Del shared the apartment in his basement with many in need. His deck building skills were put to good use by many family and friends.
Del is survived by his wife, Janet G. Park, Bountiful; brother, Daniel T (Jean), South Jordan; daughters, Julie L. Larsen (Ross), Bountiful; Allison S. Higgs (Bill), West Bountiful; and Elizabeth Lovato (Sam), Bountiful; step-daughters, Jeanna Dalton (Robert), Bountiful; Jodi Williams (Jim), Bountiful; Earla Keller (Craig), Bountiful; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father and mother; wife, RaNae; mother and father-in-law, Ruby and Woodrow Lawson; son-in-law Jeffrey Steadman; and granddaughter, Danielle Larsen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 30, 2009 at the North Canyon 5th Ward, 2505 South Davis Blvd, Bountiful. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Friday morning 9:45- 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery.