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George LeRoy Pulos

June 27, 1930 ~ September 22, 2019 (age 89)

LeRoy passed away September 22, 2019 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with his loving wife, sister, and four daughters at his bedside.  LeRoy was born June 27, 1930, in Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah.  Survived by his wife Janet, sister Maria (Ronald) Robb, daughters Sandy (Ron) Johnson, Trudy (Brad) Burton, Vicki Rosser, April (Bob) Eames, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  LeRoy served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Western Canada Mission from 1950 to 1952.  LeRoy served in the United States Army from February 1953 and was honorably discharged March 1961.  LeRoy married Faye Frandsen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 5, 1953.  Faye preceded him in death on September 20, 1992.  LeRoy married Janet M. Walbom on June 22, 1993 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Also preceded in death by his parents, George and Emily Pulos; and siblings, Arba, Olga, Anna, and Theadora.

LeRoy’s life was filled with hard work, family, church service, and friends.

He worked for many years as a barber.  His greatest joy as a young barber was being able to buy his own barber shop on Stratford Ave., where he barbered for well-over 60 years.  He had many loyal and devoted customers who loved to have their haircut and a straight-edge razor shave by LeRoy. 

LeRoy served in many church callings over his lifetime and enjoyed helping others.  He served many years in Elder’s Quorum presidencies and several times as Secretary in the Young Men’s organization.  He loved working with the youth in his ward.  He served an inner-city church service mission with Faye; and later, he and Janet served for 14 ½ years on Temple Square as Church Service Missionaries.  They ushered at many events held on Temple Square, in the Tabernacle, and in the Conference Center. LeRoy and Janet loved the service they were able to provide on Temple Square, especially during President Hinkley’s tenure as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Their greatest joy, during that service, was when the Conference Center opened and being able to volunteer on Temple Square 21 out of 23 days of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics.  LeRoy said, “It was a marvelous experience to serve our Father in Heaven in that calling.”

Family was everything to LeRoy.  His greatest joy and happiness in life was to be around his family.  He loved family vacations and any kind of gatherings or holiday celebrations. He loved his and Janet’s children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren with all of his heart.

Before his recent health challenges and passing, he loved to travel.  He and Janet traveled to many places around this great country and the world.  He traveled twice to Greece, once with Faye and later with Janet – the homeland of his ancestry.  He enjoyed the association of many good friends and neighbors around him.  He loved going to lunches, dinners, plays, and movies.  He especially loved sitting on the patio, enjoying the beauty of their yard and garden and visiting with family, friends, and neighbors. 

LeRoy was a kind and loving man – a gentle giant.  He lived a life of goodness and integrity.  He was a living testimony of his love for our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ.  He once said, “Life is good and I have so much to be grateful for.  I am grateful to my Father in Heaven for the blessings he has given me and for the Savior and the part He plays in my life.”  He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will continue to live on in our hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11:00am at the Little Cottonwood 14th Ward, 1160 East Vine Street. Friends and family are invited to visit Wednesday evening 6:00-8:00pm at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church Thursday morning 9:30-10:30am prior to the service.

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