Boyd "W" Winterton|
1923 ~ 2013
Boyd "W" Winterton, born August 11, 1923 in Charleston, Utah to Thomas Fredrick Winterton and Sheila Ann Carlile. Died May 7, 2013.
Married August 15, 1951 to Bonnie Jean Moesser in the Idaho Falls, Idaho L.D.S. Temple.
Survived by wife, Bonnie; children, Vern Winterton, Ann (Dave) Harrington, Dale Winterton, Reed (Sherri) Winterton, Jean (Mark) Messick, Paul (Christie) Winterton; 27 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Educated at Wasatch High School, Mesa Union High School, Arizona State College, Tempe, Arizona, Arizona State College, Flagstaff, Arizona, Harvard Graduate School of Business, Brigham Young University. National Honor Society and Blue Key. Honored by Brigham Young University as one of its most outstanding alumni.
Devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served as Bishop, 3 Bishoprics, 3 High Councils, 2 Ward Clerks, and numerous other Priesthood and Auxiliary positions.
Served in New Guinea, Australia and China during World War II, and in Clearfield, Utah during the Korean War. Boyd was the Commanding Officer of the Supply Unit at Fort Douglas and retired as Commander in the U.S. Navy.
Elected twice as National Chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and twice as National Chaplain of Reserve Officers Association of the United States.
Employed by Burroughs Corporation for 17 years and 25 years as Hospital Chaplain and Chief of Chaplains Service at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Boyd is loved and respected by all who knew him, particularly for his kindness, compassion, generosity and non-judgmental attitude toward all. Boyd was a patriot, being called upon frequently to address Church, Civic and Veterans groups. As a Bishop and Chaplain he was asked frequently to officiate at weddings and funerals.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00am at the East Mill Creek Stake Center, 3103 East Craig Drive (3600 S.). Friends may call Friday evening 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church Saturday morning 9:30 to 10:30am prior to the service. Interment at the Charleston City Cemetery.
Messages to the family can be posted at: www.HolbrookMortuary.com
Published in Deseret News from May 9 to May 10, 2013