Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

Roy W. Hedin
On Saturday morning May 23, 2009 Roy was called home by his Heavenly Father. Roy was born December 11, 1921 the first child of William Gabriel Hedin and Mary Augusta Linenea Weijland in Salt Lake City, Utah, He married Delores "Joy" Steadman in the Logan LDS Temple July 18, 1949. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving faithfully in many positions, but his love was with the Scouts. Roy graduated from South High School, then attended the U of U for a year before being called to the New England States Mission where he served from 1941-43. Two months after coming home, he joined the Army Air Corps before being drafted in the infantry. He received two years of college credit during this time and had just graduated as 2nd Lieutenant as the war ended in 1945. After returning home he worked several jobs, including teaching part time for Thompson Flying Service teaching people to fly. In 1948 he joined the Salt Lake City Fire Department where he worked for 38 years as a fireman, then in the shop repairing fire and police equipment for many years. In his final few years he worked at the Salt Lake City Airport as a paramedic for the Fire Department. He and Joy were the parents of three children: Craig (Kathie) Hedin, Barbara (Roger) Minor, Grant (Deborah, Deceased) Hedin; six grandchildren, Dustin (Nancy) Hedin, Cory Hedin, Jesse Parriott, Chris Minor, Ben (Karli) Hedin and Mike (Melissa) Hedin; five great grandchildren, Zac, Kayley, Carter, Logan and Shelby Hedin. Survived by his wife, Delores "Joy" Hedin; his children; two sisters, Margaret (Bob) Taylor, Carolyn (Mark) Baird; plus many nieces and nephews which were all special to him. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ken (Jeanine). Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the River Ridge 8th Ward, 10194 So. 1000 West South Jordan, Utah. There will be a viewing at the church on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. We really appreciate the loving care given to Roy by Silverado Hospice and for giving him the flight of his life over the High Uinta Mountains in July of 2007 while under their care. We also want to thank 1st Choice Home Health Care and Hospice for their loving care. Thanks to all of you, but especially to Rachel, Sandy, Jason, Cory, Mike, Paula and Sarah. Interment will be at Lake Hills Cemetery, 10100 South State in Sandy, Utah.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 5/24/2009 - 5/26/2009



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