By Kent Larsen
Former Temple President, Banker C.R. Canfield Dead At 66
BOUNTIFUL, UTAH -- Former Johannesburg South Africa Temple President
and long-time Utah Banker Charles "Chuck" Robert Canfield died
Monday, December 11th in Bountiful, Utah after a battle with cancer.
After a career working in banks in Washington, Colorado, Nevada and
Utah, cumulating as President and CEO of Salt Lake City's Tracy
Collins Bank, Canfield served the LDS Church in South Africa and then
served as Director of the Hill Cumorah Visitor's Center and
Historical Site. He was 66.
Canfield was born November 21, 1934 in Ogden, Utah. After joining the
Navy ROTC while attending the University of Idaho, he was
commissioned a captain in the US Marine Corps Reserve and served
during the Korean War. Graduating from the University of Idaho in
business and accounting, Canfield started working in the banking
industry, working his way up from cashier to eventually head Tracy
Collins, after he had started a bank with his father which they sold
after three years to Zions National Bank.
Canfield was active in professional banking organizations, including
the Utah Bankers Association, where he served as President. He was
also active in politics, heading Senator Orrin Hatch's election
campaign. In addition to serving as Temple President and as Visitor's
Center Director, Canfield was Oquirrh East Stake President. He also
actively supported the Boy Scouts of America, and received that
organization's highest award, the Silver Buffalo, in 1985 in
recognition for his contributions.
C.R. Canfield, former banker, dies at 66
Deseret News 13Dec00 P2
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