Richard Wilfred Greenhalgh, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 8, 2022, in Ogden, Utah, at the age of 82.
Richard was born on April 11, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Wilfred Greenhalgh and Annie Simister Greenhalgh. He lived most of his life in Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1957-1960 and later served in the Utah Air National Guard. Richard joined the Salt Lake City Police Department on June 3, 1963, and diligently served the community for twenty-five years. He formed many strong relationships with his fellow Navy and Police colleagues, relationships that he maintained throughout his life.
Richard married his sweetheart, Shirley Frances Malmborg in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 12, 1960, by Harold B. Lee. Richard and Shirley were blessed with four children, fourteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was a devoted husband to Shirley, lovingly caring for her throughout their married life together. He was a dedicated father to his children, tenderly teaching and supporting them throughout their lives. His family was always his number one priority.
Richard was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many different callings throughout his life. He was a true disciple of Jesus Christ. He exemplified what it means to have charity by opening his home and heart to many people in need. He and Shirley had many “adopted” children that came to live in their home and were always treated with love and respect.
Richard had a great sense of humor. He loved telling jokes and regaling everyone he met with stories from his life. Strangers quickly became friends as Richard won them over with his friendly smile, quick wit, and engaging accounts of his many adventures. Richard was a sports enthusiast and was a major supporter of the University of Utah. He was a big fan of Disney and loved to vacation at Disneyland with his family.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Louise; and by his wife, Shirley. He is survived by his four children: Michael of Bountiful, Utah; Kelly of Tooele, Utah; Sharon (Richard) of Prattville, Alabama; and Kevin (Amy) of St. George, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 1/15/2022 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. A viewing will be held two hours prior on the same day at the same location.
The family would like to thank the staff of McKay-Dee Hospital ICU for the excellent and dedicated care given to our father.
For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a live streaming of the funeral service on Zoom.
To be announced..