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Ralph William Firth

May 22, 2023

1935 — 202

Ralph William Firth, son of John William (Bill) and Mattie Forbes Nalder Firth, was born July 6, 1935, at his family home in Layton Utah. He married his sweetheart Kathryn Ellison August 20, 1959, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Ralph quietly passed away on May 17, 2023, with his family at his side.

Ralph graduated from Davis High School in 1953, followed by two years at Weber College. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission.

After many years, Ralph retired from the First National Bank in Layton as President and CEO. He was well-known in the community for helping so many and was honored as a Hometown Hero in 2005 and celebrated as Grand Marshall of the Layton City Parade in 2021.

He served in many capacities in The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints, including ward clerk, high councilor, and as bishop of the Layton 6th Ward, but his favorite callings were as a home teacher and minister and as a ward greeter.

Ralph is survived by his wife Kathryn, six children: Andrea (Lynn) Speirs, Layton, Laurel (Kirk) Bitton, Layton, Dr. John (Michelle) Firth, St. Louis, MO, Maria (David) Odle, Layton, Amy (PJ) Harrigan, Scottsdale, AZ, and Cherilyn (Brady) Bird, Layton; 22 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters and their spouses, Donna and Walt Hamilton, and Ileen and Elwin Roberts.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Layton 6th Ward Chapel, 1402 North Fort Lane, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Thursday May 25, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah and Friday May 26, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.

Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com