Gary James Stahl 1947 ~ 2009 Gary James Stahl, Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle and friend passed away unexpectedly September 25, 2009. He fought a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, and died after complications from a double lung transplant.Gary was born January 12, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Raymond LeRoy Stahl and Mary Yvonne James. He graduated from Olympus High School and attended Utah State University and Westminister College. He married Jolene Welch on June 4, 1970 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a member of the LDS Church. He was a sports enthusiast. His favorites included football, basketball, baseball, fast-pitch softball, pool and golf. He was considered one of the greatest all around athletes to come out of Utah. He earned a football (QB) scholarship to Utah State University following his 1965 graduation from Olympus. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Jolene; children, Kelly (Michelle) Stahl, Gary James Stahl, Jr. and Jaimie (Nathan) Shaw; siblings, Bonnie Vreeken, Robert (Lanette) Stahl, Raymond (Terry) Stahl and Maryanne (Don) Cremer; grandchildren, Ashley, Taylor, Braydon, Rylee, Joie, Kylan, Caleb and Hannah. He is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and grandparents. A special thank you to all the staff and doctors of Alta View Hospital, Woodland Park Rehabilitation Center, and University Hospital for all you did to help our husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. Please join us for a special service in honor of Gary on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 12 p.m. at the Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W. 4100 So. Friends and family may come for visitation from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. prior to the service. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2009
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I thoroughly enjoyed watching Gary play footbal (QB) and basketball (point guard). Great memories.