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Denzle (Denny) Goddard Williams

April 30, 1933 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 87)


Denzle Goddard Williams


Denny aka DG was born on April 30,1933 in Ogden Utah, son of Denzle Hussey Williams and Ruth Stanford Goddard. He was a cheerleader in high school and graduated from Ogden High School where he met his love of his life Patricia Hendrickson. He served our country proudly in the US Navy during the Korean war. After the Navy service he married Patricia in the Salt Lake Temple on May 1st 1953 and started their life together at the University of Washington where Denny earned a BS degree in Business. They made their home in Kaysville Utah where they raised 5 beautiful daughters and 2 handsome sons (his words). He loved a good practical joke and had an amazing sense of humor. He loved April fool’s day and tricked his kids many times. Nothing ever got Dad down, he had a zest for life, his laugh was contagious, and he lifted all who were around him. The way he lived his life showed his great love for the gospel and his Savior Jesus Christ.

Denny loved sports and played racquetball, handball, tennis, and loved golfing. He had so many friends that loved to be around him especially on the golf course. He made everyone feel important and loved.

Denny served in many positions in the church. He loved teaching and working with the Young Men. His positive attitude and unconditional love influenced many. He served as Bishop twice, his motto was always pay your tithing and never say no to a call from the Lord.  He served a mission with his wife to El Salvador where they brought music and joy to the people. They loved to sing together and sang at many weddings and church programs. He loved to serve and strived to help and cheer up all he came in contact with. Even at 87 he was trying to bring cheer to others. 

He is survived by his wife Patricia, his seven children Terol Stauffer(Rob), Bonnie Johnson(Steve), David Williams(Joann), Jana Grow(Roger), Julie Jensen(Stewart), Michael Williams(Kathy), Jenny Cottle(Brady), 30 Grand kids, 55 Great Grandchildren. His brother Thell Williams(Amy) sisters Jean Shaum and Marcene Wiggens(Brent).  He was preceded in death by his parents Denny the tailor and Ruth, Sisters Ruth Navine Williams Garner Roberts and Rama Smedley Brother-in-laws Alan Smedley and Jack Shaum, and sister in law Mary Williams.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Fairfield Village for their loving devoted care and to the wonderful hospice nurses from Symbii for their compassionate service to our dear father. Our hearts will be forever grateful to Autum with Hospice for her loving care and service to mom and dad.

Graveside services for the family will be held at the Kaysville City Cemetery on Saturday September 19, 2020. A video recording of the graveside service will be available within 24 hour after the service at the bottom of this obituary page. Friends may visit with family Friday, September 18, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.

Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.


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September 18, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lindquist's Layton Mortuary
1867 No. Fairfield Road
Layton, UT 84041

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