In Memory

Gerald Anderson Purdy

Gerald Anderson Purdy, 63, passed away Monday, August 23, 1993 in Layton of cardiac arrest.

He was born August 21, 1930 in Ogden, Utah, a son of William Gerald and Thelma Rose Anderson Purdy. He was a lucky man when he married Faye Inverson, March 19, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He graduated from Davis High School in 1948, and received a bachelor's and master's degree at the University of Utah. He had lived in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and in Kaysville, since 1955. He was a member of the LDS Church, serving as Elder's Quorum president. He was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force and was Air Force Academy Liaison Officer.

He was a teacher at Davis High School, as well as a coach in football, wrestling and track (all three State Champions). He served as assistant principal at Clearfield and Davis High School.

He served as Davis County commissioner, president of the Utah Coaches Association, Little League coach, president of the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, chairman of the Wasatch Front Regional Council and on various national, state and local advisory boards.

He was president of the Kaysville Rotary Club, Kaysville City Council member for three terms, and Kaysville City mayor for two terms.

He rendered service to his church, community, family and strangers. He enjoyed gardening, painting, poetry, travel and woodworking.

Surviving are his wife of Kaysville; three sons and one daughter, and their spouses, Steve and Pat Purdy, Kaysville; Rodg and Denise Purdy, Atlanta, Georgia; Russ and Cynthia Purdy, Farmington; Susan and Mark Hellewell, Kaysville; 13 grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Jim Purdy, Cupertino, Calif.; Richard Purdy, Rapid City, South Dakota; one sister, Nancy Swift, Bountiful.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 26, 1993, 10 a.m., at the Fairfield LDS Stake Center, 555 North 100 East, Kaysville. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kaysville City Municipal enter, 23 East Center Street.

Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary.