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Philip Ray Gustafson

September 12, 1944 — May 2, 2024

Philip Ray Gustafson

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Philip Ray Gustafson, our loving husband, father, and grandfather, age 79, passed away on May 2, 2024, at St. Marks Hospital of natural causes.  He was born September 12, 1944, at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah to Selina Elizabeth Paget and Theodore Raynholt Gustafson.   He married Lucille Elizabeth Smith on August 13, 1968, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He lived a life dedicated to the service of his family and his country and served thirty-six years in the Utah Air National Guard.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings and leadership positions throughout his life.

He graduated from Granite High School in 1962 and went on to attend the University of Utah receiving a degree in Finance.  He took every opportunity he could to attend various military schools or classes to further his knowledge and skills.

He was skilled in a variety of trades and used those skills to contract and build three homes for members of his family throughout the course of his lifetime.

He is survived by his wife Lucille Smith, two daughters and one son:  Jody Rae Gustafson Robinson, Jeff Lynn (Kristine Pettey) Gustafson, and Jana Marie Gustafson; seven grandchildren:  Melinda Robinson, Neal Robinson, Eric Bentley, Brittany (Adam) Llewellyn, Amber (Abel) Davalos, Gavin Gustafson, and Zackary Gustafson.  He is also survived by his sister, Colleen G. Gustafson.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, at 10:00 AM at the Union Ward Building/Sandy Utah Midvalley Stake Center, 1106 East 8050 South (Old Dairy Road), Sandy, UT.  A viewing will be held at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Blvd. (7600 South) on Sunday May 12, from 6:00-8:00 PM and the day of the service one-hour prior.  Interment at Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, Bluffdale, UT.  For those unable to attend the service in person, the family invites you to join via Zoom, at

https://zoom.us/j/92224149618?pwd=OTN4L29HajBCeDJrSmxIbDFqa0xRQT09

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either Primary Children’s Hospital or the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in memory of Phil.

Primary Childrens Hospital:   https://secure3.convio.net/ihchs/site/Donation2?df_id=1566&mfc_pref=T&1566.donation=form1

Huntsman Cancer Foundation:   https://give.huntsmancancer.org/page/66449/donate/1



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Visitation

Sunday, May 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Visitation

Monday, May 13, 2024

9:00 - 9:45 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1106 E. Old Dairy Road, Sandy, 84094

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1106 E. Old Dairy Road, Sandy, UT 84094

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Interment

Monday, May 13, 2024

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