Alfred Allen Giles died on November 2, 2018 from effects of a stroke at age 92. His time on earth began February 24, 1926 in Tabiona, Utah as the eldest son and second of eight children born to George Alfred and Grace G. Giles.
His childhood and teen-age years were devoted to working with his father on the family ranch where he gained experience harnessing the team of horses for farming and riding horseback to move the stock (Hereford cows and sheep) from summer grazing to winter pastures where they were fed.
At the age of 18 he was drafted and served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was on Okinawa at the end of the war. After returning home he served a mission in the Central Atlantic States for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1950-1952).
On November 1, 1956 he married Gwen Fisher in the Idaho Falls Temple. They made their home in Holladay, UT.
He was employed by U.S. Bureau of Land Management operating heavy equipment and later for Cudahay Meat Pack Plant. He was employed for 31 years as an offset pressman for LDS Church Printing Services, retiring Jan. 1991.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and 3 brothers. Survivors include his wife Gwen; and their four children: William (Pat) Giles of Millcreek, UT; GraceAnn (Duane) Freston of Roosevelt, UT; Dan (Kelly) Giles; and Alayna (Shawn) of Salt Lake City, UT; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a brother Nolen (Alta) Giles of Tabiona, UT; two sisters Idawna G. Roberts of Fruitland, UT, Marvel G. (Myrthan) Defa of Salt Lake City, UT
A viewing will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Holbrook Mortuary (3251 South 2300 East). Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Holladay North Stake Center (4395 S. Albright Drive) at 11:00 AM with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 AM at the church. Interment at Holladay Memorial Estates, 4900 South Memory Lane. Guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family available at: HolbrookMortuary.com
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