Shill, Talmage W. MD
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Talmage Webb Shill (Tam) was born February 19, 1936 to Otto S. Shill, Sr. and Marguerite Webb Brown in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Mesa High School in 1953, did undergraduate school at Arizona State University, and medical school at University of Utah where he met and married Nancy Lynne Dyer, September 18, 1959 in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. He practiced family medicine and allergy in Mesa, Arizona and retired (temporarily) in 1984 to fly airplanes and be with his family. In 1991, Talmage and Nancy moved to Cache Valley, Utah to build a family "Gathering Place," and Talmage opened an allergy clinic in Logan where he worked while plan ning and building their family homestead in Wellsville. In 1998, he retired again to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and Nancy served as Medical Care Specialists in the Pacific Island Area from May 1999 to November 2000. In May of 2003, Talmage suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to communicate with words. With his speech impaired, he continued to communicate with hugs and laughter, smiles, expressions of love and confidence, and a sustained passion for gathering his family for reunions and parties. Nancy cared for him in their home these last 10 years and his grandchildren loved having "Papa Tam" close to them in his wheelchair where they could pat his knee and sit on his lap. He died peacefully December 4 after a sudden pneumonia. He is preceded in death by his parents Otto and Marguerite Shill; sisters Elizabeth Shill, Beverly Shill, Jean Shill Fuller, and Maxine Shill Johnson; granddaughter Elizabeth Clare Funk. He is survived by his wife Nancy and their seven children: Elizabeth Shill Mella (Glen),Marsali Shill Hancock, Amy Shill Lofgreen (Kim), Sally Shill Linford (David), Emily Shill Funk (Chris) Talmage LeGrand Shill (Danae), Jonathan Lawrence Shill (Katrina), 44 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. VIEWING: Sunday December 8, 6-8 PM @ Allen Hall Mortuary 34 E Center St, Logan, UT 84321. FUNERAL: Monday, December 9 @ 12:00 in the Wellsville LDS Stake Center: 30 South Center St, Wellsville UT 84339 (viewing beginning @ 10:30 AM). Interment to follow at the Wellsville Cemetery. See full obituary and online condolences: www.allenmortuaries.net
Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 8, 2013