Sheldon Crittenden passed away on December 15, 2011 from complications related to surgery in St. George, UT.
He was born May 21, 1926 to Leo Irwin Crittenden and Metta (Robinson) Crittenden. He grew up in Coalville, UT and graduated from North Summit High School and attended Utah State University. He served in the US Merchant Marines during World War II.
Sheldon married his sweetheart, Judy Wilde in the Salt Lake Temple on February 16, 1949. They were blessed with 2 daughters and 4 sons; Kenneth W. (Shauna) of Coalville, David Gary (Renske) of South Weber, Kathy Joan (Alan) Fawcett of Henefer, Brent Sheldon (Marilyn) of Gilbert, AZ, Robert Kent (Sue) of Kemmerer, WY, and Linda Diane (Todd) Giles of Nibley. Sheldon has been blessed with 24 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
Sheldon was an accomplished machinist, welder and handyman of all trades. He worked for Ideal Cement, Browning Arms, Marquardt, and Utah Power & Light. He loved and served his family. Working on the farm with his children, brought him great joy. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and family gatherings. His diligence and persistence were two of his greatest attributes.
Sheldon served in many church callings including an LDS mission to San Bernardino, CA in 1995.
Following his retirement in 1991, he and Judy built a home in Washington, UT where they spent their winter months. He is survived by his wife Judy and his 6 children.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 12 noon in the Coalville Stake Chapel. Friends and family may call at the church Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Interment, Coalville Cemetery.