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Our great family patriarch, Thomas Alma Duffin, age 90, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, was called home on a beautiful Sunday morning, January 21, 2018. He was born October 7, 1927 to Cyril Duffin and Rachel Pyne in Salt Lake City, the youngest of five children.

As a child he worked hard on the family turkey and dairy farm, then with his mother's encouragement received his law degree from the University of Utah and was an active member of the Bar until his death. He served an LDS mission to Great Britain from 1948-1950. Upon returning he married his sweetheart "Jannie," Janice Buehner in the Salt Lake Temple on June 10, 1953. They were blessed with six children: Julie, James (Cathy) Duffin, David (Kathy Jo) Duffin, Diane (Dale) Fisher, Daniel (Linda) Duffin, Kathy (Bruce) McLean as well as 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

His greatest joy in life came from working alongside his children and grandchildren teaching them the value of work. He loved the Lord and served with all his heart his whole life including church service as high councilor, bishop, YM General Board member, nursery leader, and taking special care of the widows in his neighborhood. Highlights of his church service include serving with his wife in the Baltimore, Maryland Mission (1998-1999), and in the Salt Lake Temple. He was a respected counselor, teacher, neighbor, and friend.

Preceded in death by his daughter Julie, and his siblings, Max (Aurelia) Duffin, James Duffin, Marie (Ray) Crosbie, Virginia (Ralph) Howe and (Brent) Malin.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 27th, 11:00 am at the Olympus 1st Ward, 4100 South Camille Street (2480 East). Viewings will be held Saturday, at 9:45 am and Friday evening at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 South Highland Drive from 6:00-8:00 pm.