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Craig William Rasmussen2/2/39 1/1/14On January 1, 2014, we turned the lights off the Christmas tree. He miraculously surpassed all medical expectations due to his faith, determination and persistent desire to spend more time with his family. Craig was born on Groundhog Day, February 2, 1939, in Murray, Utah, to Welden Andrus “Sonne” Rasmussen and Ramona Leak Rasmussen and grew up in Draper, Utah. He atten ugg trainers ded the Draper Park School and worked across the street at his family store, Sonne’s Market. He graduated from Jordan High School in 1957. “Man Is That He Might Have Joy!” Craig married his “Tweetie”, Joy Ham Rasmussen, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 8, 1961. They spent 52 years together, became the parents of four children, and enjoyed the blessings of nine grandchildren. Hospital. He worked for JC Penney for over 30 years, being honored with numerous management awards. Following his retirement, he worke ugg trainers d for Jordan Sc ugg trainers hool District as the transportation coordinator. He drove buses during the holidays dressed as Santa, voluntarily filling candy bags to hand out to the children. Craig made friends wherever he went due to his fun personality and love for people. Craig was a member of the LDS church and willingly served others throughout his life. He was a much loved Bishop and trusted friend to the youth. He paid special attention to the elderly and the widowed in his neighborhood. He shared all that he had, his time and his resources, to better the lives of others and make them happy. He taught his family the importance of taking care of others through his example. Craig loved all things Disneythe music, rides, parades, the magic! His face beamed from the moment the parks opened until the last firework was displayed. He loved sweets, church history books, cruises, turkey dinners and patriotic, Christmas and Tabernacle Choir music. He enjoyed celebrating holidays and spending Sunday dinner with his fam ugg trainers ily each week. He was an exceptional cook. He loved to entertain and was meticulous with detail in all that he did. He had a great love for gardening, being on the tractor and hoeing in the dirt, alongside family members. He generously shared the crops of his hard work with others. He not only wrote numerous volumes of his own personal history, but organized several generations of extended family genealogy. He spent countless hours compiling three family recipe books. Sharing his Draper history and memories were important to him. He volunteered many years as chairman of the Draper Heritage Committee. He was a great dad and grandpa and spent individual time with each of his children and grandchildren throughout their lives. He is preceded in death by his son, Clark William Rasmussen; parents, “Sonne” and Ramona Rasmussen; Joy’s parents, “Bud” and Leola Ham; brother, Ken. Grateful thanks to his lifelong friend, Dale Kimball, for his weekly visits and reminiscing, Ted Farris, Rod Mosbacker, Leigh Gunnell, Inspiration Hospice Staff and many friends for their frequent expressions of love and concern for Craig and his family. He will be laid to rest beside his son at the South Jordan City Cemetery, 1055 West 10630 South, South Jordan, Utah. Arrangements by Goff Mortuary.