William Stanford Durrant 1921 ~ 2004 On the beautiful summer morning of July 26, 2004, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend peacefully passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s, which he struggled with for nine years. He is now free to walk, play games, and enjoy living once again. Stan was born on March 8, 1921 to Lorenzo James and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant in Provo, Utah. He spent many happy childhood days in Provo, graduating from BY High. In high school he enjoyed student government and playing basketball on the school team. His love of basketball and other sports continued throughout his life. No one was a more avid BYU and San Francisco 49ers fan. After graduating from BYU, Stan served an honorable mission to Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, he joined the Navy during World War II. Following the war, he continued his education, graduating from Stanford University with an MBA. He spent his entire life in the banking industry in both San Francisco and Salt Lake City, using his talents in many administrative positions, traveling all over the world. Stan was active his entire life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as financial clerk, bishopric counselor, and stake presidency counselor. He had a strong testimony of the gospel. Stan married Lois Hammond, September 9, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were sweethearts until the end, his last words being I love you and I’ll be home tomorrow. Stan will always be remembered by his family and friends as a man of kindness, generosity and integrity. He found good in all people. He loved his children and grandchildren and always enjoyed hearing about their accomplishments. He was proud of the good things they were doing in life and loved their hugs and kisses. He also had a love for the family dogs, constantly giving them treats and pats. We will miss his dry sense of humor, his homemade candy and his quiet love. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lois, sons Stanford H. (Dianne), W. Jeffrey (Kristi) and Michael James (Melinda) Durrant, sister Dorothy Larsen, and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers L. Dean and Russell, sisters Madaline and Donna, and daughter Denise. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 30, 2004 in the Little Cottonwood 1st Ward (6350 S. Rodeo Lane) Murray, at 12:00 noon. Family and friends may call at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr., Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the ward Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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