Retired Financial President, Investment Banker and Business Owner, Hal Roger Cannon spent the last days of his life surrounded by his loving Family. He passed away on April 28, 2022.

He was born October 15, 1935, to Shirl Duke and Dessa Ann Meikle Cannon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hal grew up loving sports. As a young man he played golf and even caddied for a time. He developed a love for tennis. That passion grew from a junior’s championship into playing for The University of Utah. Hal was a member of the USTA Team ranked second in the Nation. He continued to be a top ranked player well into his 60’s.

Always outdoors, Hal developed a love for fishing and ultimately became an expert Fly fisherman. He had a special gift of being able to “read water” and was known throughout the West as someone that could teach that skill.

On December 17, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Jane Lake in the Salt Lake City Temple who he met on a double date while attending West High School. They have been married for over 67 years. Their marriage was a true love story filled with much joy and laughter. During that time, they served a mission in Virginia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hal was a faithful member serving in numerous church callings including High Priest Group Leader, Stake High Council, and Stake Athletic Director.

His love and knowledge of Jazz music was legendary, and he enthusiastically shared his passion. Hal had an infectious sense of humor and loved to laugh, especially at his own jokes. He was always happiest with his family at their cabin in Teton Valley Idaho surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Jane, children: Hal Jr and wife Paula, Cregg and wife Renae, Lezlie Richardson and husband Paul. Together they have 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. He also, leaves brother Tad Cannon and wife Mary, and Sister Shaundra Palmer.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Everest Home Healthcare and Hospice and to The Legacy Village of Sugarhouse for the loving care they provided to Hal in the last weeks of his life.

Viewing will be Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South. Funeral Services will be held at the St. Mary’s Ward, 1300 South Wasatch Drive at 12:00 p.m. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11:00-11:45a.m.

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Wednesday, May. 04, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn
2350 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Thursday, May. 05, 2022 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
St Mary's Ward
1300 South Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Funeral Service

Thursday, May. 05, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St Mary's Ward
1300 South Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Apr 30, 2022

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