Vernon Dale Godwin

April 24, 1928May 13, 2018

Our loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and Friend passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th, 2018.

Vern was born April 24th, 1928 in Bancroft, Idaho to Reston Andrew Godwin and Blanche LaNora Grimm. He graduated from Bancroft High School, LDS Business College and Radio Institute.

Vern was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served honorably in the Korean War. After his tour in the Army, he married his sweetheart, Vonda Cleverly, on July 26, 1953. Later, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were married for almost 65 years. Vern was an active member of the church and loved serving in the ward.

Vern worked for Kennecott Copper Mine for 18 years. He later owned and operated the Radio-TV Service Center for 30 years. His favorite hobbies included fishing, hunting, boating, gold prospecting, camping and traveling with his family.

Vern is survived by his wife, Vonda, his children: Vicky (Douglas- Deceased) Potts, Joy (Jon) Cooke, Steven Parley (Ruth Stewart) Godwin, and Gary Curtis (Kristy Saldivar) Godwin. His 9 grandchildren: Quintin (Jodie) Cooke, Aaron Godwin, Whitney (Natalie) Cooke, Brady (Danielle) Godwin, McKenzie Godwin, Ryan (Karina) Godwin, Benjamin Godwin, Kade Cooke, and Parker Godwin, his 9 great grandchildren, and his sister, Janet LaNora (Gene) Wixsom.

Services will be held May 19, 2018 with a viewing from 12-1:00 p.m, and a Graveside service at 2:00 at the Valley View Memorial Park located at 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley, UT (“Jasmine” section).

A Luncheon will be held for the family following services.


  • Reston Andrew Godwin, Father
  • Blanche LaNora Grimm, Mother
  • Vonda Cleverly, Wife

  • Steven Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Brady Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Gary Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Quintin Cooke, Pallbearer
  • Benjamin Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Aaron Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Kade Cooke, Pallbearer
  • Whitney Cooke, Pallbearer
  • Parker Godwin, Pallbearer
  • Crespin Saldivar, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gene Wixsom, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jon Cooke, Honorary Pallbearer
  • McKenzie Godwin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Braxton Godwin, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Vernon Dale Godwin

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