On Sunday, December 4, 2022, Earl Kingsford, age 86, returned to his Heavenly home to be reunited with his lifelong and eternal sweetheart after 63 years of marriage.
Earl was born in Grace, Idaho on March 11, 1936 to Kenneth and Julia Kingsford. He grew up on the family dairy farm. As a young man, he joined the Marine Corps and while home on leave, was introduced to Janice Remy. They were married and later sealed in the Logan Utah Temple. After the Marine Corps, he joined the Air Force. He earned two bachelor degrees going to night school: Electrical Engineering and Logistics. Over his 20 years of service in the Military, they had four children, and were assigned to live in several states and in Germany. Earl also spent a year in Korea on assignment. Earl retired after 20 years in the military; five years in the Marine Corps and 15 as an officer in the Air Force. After retirement, he and his family made their permanent home in Roy, Utah.
Earl and Janice were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent a lifetime in the service of Jesus Christ and his fellowman.. Earl served in many callings in the church, including Bishop, High Counselor and dedicated Home Teacher. Of all the callings he had, his favorite calling was that of Scoutmaster. Earl served as a Boy Scout leader for 40+ years and was awarded the Scouting Award of Merit and also the Silver Beaver Award for his service. He helped countless young men learn the principles of scouting and many more lessons about life. Earl was an avid skier and raced for the Air Force Ski Team. He wanted others to enjoy skiing as much as he did, so he started the unofficial “Kingsford Ski School” and over the years has taught hundreds of youth and adults to ski, outfitting them with equipment as well. Earl and Janice served a proselyting mission to Virginia and a service mission in the Ogden Cannery.
Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Janice, his parents, Kenneth and Julia Benson Kingsford, his siblings, Emma Wheeler, Ila Cox, Alvin Kingsford, and his daughter-in-law, Alane Kingsford. He is survived by five siblings, Lee Kingsford, Keith Kingsford, Grant Kingsford, Martha Mitchell and Lowell Kingsford and their four children, Bryan (Beverly) Kingsford, Verl Kingsford, Ron (Lisa) Kingsford, Janelle (Jared) Austin, 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Crest Ward, 3845 South 2000 West, Roy. The family will visit with friends on Sunday, December 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South and Monday, December 19th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Crest Ward.
Interment, Monday, December 19th at 2 p.m. at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah, where Military Honors will be accorded.