Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 20, 2019
Henry Padilla

Obit Henry PadillaHenry Padilla passed from this life April 15, 2019. He was born in Costilla, New Mexico, in October of 1942. His family moved to Tooele when he was 8 years old. He married Betty Graham of Tooele. They had one son, Victor, and later divorced. He retired from Tooele Army Depot and begin a new career with Quality Dodge in Tooele. He loved to golf and, when possible, you would find him on the golf course. He later married Neila Martinez Trujillo and lived in Magna with Neila’s five children: Stephanie (Mike) Reynolds, Lonnie, Georgie, Michelle, and together they mourned the death of Niela’s daughter, Cindy Burjas. Henry became a grandfather to all their children and loved each one dearly. They moved to St. George in 2007 where he lost the love of his life (Niela) to cancer. Never to be the same, Henry’s health declined.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Frank Padilla; and his sister, Frances Depriest. He leaves behind nine siblings; his son, Victor (Renae); his stepchildren and grandchildren (mentioned above); his granddaughters, Amanda Pope (Steve), Katie (Scott) Tayon, and Victoria Miss; and many great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at the Grantsville Cemetery on June 29 at 11 a.m., with a luncheon to follow in Lake Point, at 9000 N. Lake Shore Drive.

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