Monday , February 12, 2018 - 10:00 PM
June 11, 1935 ~ February 8, 2018
Thomas Albert Welch died peacefully on Thursday, February 8 2018, at the age of 82. Born on June 11, 1935, to Albert Clifton and Mary Butters Welch, Tom was the fourth of five children and spent his childhood and youth in Morgan, Utah. He graduated in 1953, from Morgan High School and went on to study at the University of Utah.
At age 20, Tom was called as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He faithfully served in the Northern States Mission, where he developed a deep love for the Native American people.
After serving his mission, he agreed to a blind date where he met his wife, Joyce Ann Holley, of North Ogden, Utah. They were married on April 30, 1959, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and became the parents of five children.
After briefly living in North Ogden, Utah, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they settled in Roy, Utah, where they raised their family and lived for 25 years. In 1989, they moved to their home in Layton, Utah, where they resided until the end of 2015. For the past two years they have been residents in the assisted living and memory care facility at Fairfield Village in Layton, Utah.
Beginning in 1963, Tom owned and operated Welch Agency in Ogden, Utah, were he was an independent insurance agent as well as a realtor, broker and developer until his retirement. He believed strongly in building, not just things, but people. Tom served in various leadership capacities as both a member of the Ogden Board of Realtors and the Wasatch Front Board of Realtors.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tom lived his life loving and serving others. He did this through many church callings, including Bishop of the Roy 5th ward from 1983 to 1988, and through countless random acts of service for strangers, neighbors, family members and friends. After his retirement, he served in the Bountiful, Utah Temple as an ordinance worker for more than 12 years. His life was a living example of Christlike discipleship.
Tom is survived by his wife, Joyce; children: Holly Punjabi, Bountiful, Utah; Carrie (Chad) Olson, Highland, Utah; Thomas (Holly) Welch, Kaysville, Utah; and Christie (Steve) Adams, Fruit Heights, Utah; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Emma Loo Bell, Morgan, Utah; and brother, Lee (Carol) Welch, South Ogden, Utah. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Steven Welch; and sisters, Venna Kruger and Bonnie Richins.
A viewing will be held at the Myer's Mortuary, 250 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah 84041; on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the LDS meetinghouse at 1085 North 50 East, Kaysville, Utah 84037; at 12 p.m. with a viewing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. His interment will be in the Roy City Cemetery.
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