Joe Golden

Joe “Butch” Golden, 80, of North Logan, Utah, formerly of Arkansas City, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Hyrum, Utah.

Graveside services are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 at Riverview Cemetery, 1515 N. 15th St., in Arkansas City. All who knew Joe are welcome to attend.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at

Joe was born March 10, 1940, to Sarah Delilah Hughes and Joseph Weakley Golden in Arkansas City. Joe grew up in Ark City with his older sister, Dixie Lee, and younger brother, Larry Wade. He attended and graduated from Cedar Vale High School in 1958. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and completed boot camp in Fort Ord, Calif. After returning to Ark City, Joe married Elaine Jean Hatcher on May 23, 1964. They had one child, Jennifer Lynn Golden. They were later divorced.

Joe spent his life working as a general foreman in the aircraft manufacturing industry for Cessna and Gulfstream. This is where he met the love of his life, Peggy Joan Ala. They were married Aug. 7, 1976 and made their home in Wichita.

Joe was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the VFW, and a 32nd Degree Mason. His Shriner status was very special and sacred to him.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dixie Lee Wade; and wife, Peggy Joan Golden.

He is survived by brother-in-law, Joe Wade (Dixie), and brother, Larry Wade Golden, both of Arkansas City; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Golden (Dan); grandchildren, Amanda Jennifer, Danner Joseph and Courtnee Kay; and great-grandchildren, Adri Eric and Kian B., all of Hyrum, Utah.

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