Seymour Pratt Fish, chaplain in the , died 21 June 1979 in the Utah Valley Hospital [in] Provo, Utah.

He was born October 18, 1898 at Woodruff, Arizona, a son of Joseph C. and Katie Reidhead Fish. He married Vera B. Fish on October 4, 1929 in the St. George LDS Temple, and she survives him.

Mr. Fish attended schools in Woodruff and completed high school at the Snowflake Stake Academy. He attended Brigham Young University for a time and received his B.S. degree in history at the University of Utah. He completed his M.S. degree in school administration at the University of Southern California. Post-graduate work was done at Columbia University and at Sacramento State University. He was a veteran of World War I

Mr. Fish spent 46 years in the field of education, part of the time teaching and the last 38 years of his life as a school administrator in Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California. He retired in 1960 and moved to Provo from Sacramento, Calif. in 1971.

He was active in the LDS church and served as a bishop, a counselor in three different bishoprics and in three different stake high councils. He was a temple worker in the Provo temple for seven and a half years and was a member of the High Priest group in the Pleasant View Fifth Ward.

Surviving are his widow, Provo; one son, Gerald S. Fish, Springfield, Va. and a daughter, Mrs. John M. (Kethleen F.) Dalton, Sunnyvale, Calif. Another son, Paul A. Fish, died on January 25 of this year. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and two brothers, Charles F. Fish and Harold R. Fish, both of Mesa, Arizona.

Services were held in the Pleasant View Fifth LDS Ward chapel and burial was in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake City.


This originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 1980 Issue of Pioneer Magazine
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