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The Impact of One Great Man   
~Grandpa the Great


1914 – 2011
Elias Smith Castle, 96, returned home to his Father in Heaven Monday evening while surrounded by his family.  Elias was born in SLC on 13 April 1914.  He lived a life of integrity that makes his posterity proud and honored to be associated with his name.  As a young boy he developed a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ which he maintained throughout his life.
Music was a great love for Elias and brought him much joy.  Elias enjoyed singing, playing piano, and more.  He particularly emphasized the great times he had during his college years performing with the Melody Knaves, a musical group that also preformed comic skits. 
He attended 9th grade at Irving Jr. High School following that he attended LDS High school graduating in 1931.  Upon graduation, he attended South High for a year for post graduate studies.  This is where he enrolled in his first botany class and his interest in plant science flourished.  Elias en…