Albert Maurice Capson, 88, died in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born June 10, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, to Albert and Della Waters Capson.
Maurice graduated from Granite High School in 1947. He earned his B.S., M.S. and Ed.D. degrees in Elementary Education and Fine Arts from the University of Utah and completed post-graduate work at Stanford University.
Maurice started working when he was 12. At age 17, he began teaching accordion at the
Progressive School of Music and became one of the youngest members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He performed and traveled with the choir from 1947 through 1967.
During his career, he worked as an elementary teacher and principal and then as Director of Planning for Granite School District. He later served as Economic Specialist and Director of the Utah Council on Economic Education for the Utah State Office of Education. With his extensive experience in education, he worked as a consultant for more than 20 years providing services to both domestic and international educational and business institutions.
Maurice loved music, visiting the Pacific Ocean and good jokes. He always had a story for every occasion.
Maurice married Patricia Pohlman in 1950 and they had six children: Patrice Rowan,
Michelle (Paul) Adams, Gregory (Sue) Capson, Christopher (Karen) Capson, Sherman (Leslie) Capson and Charlotte (Bruce) Call. They later divorced. He married Mary Wilson in 1973. They later divorced.
Maurice married Toni Stewart Trujillo in June 1999. They shared a truly special love and he became a caring stepfather to Toni's children, Marcey (Wade) Bennion, Lisa (Dave) Steele, Kristi Hope and Karen Trujillo.
He is survived by his treasured wife, children, stepchildren and countless grandchildren and great-
A Celebration of Life and graveside service will be held at a later date to honor and remember Maurice and his special place in our lives.