Floyd Benjamin Devey

1939 ~ 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah-Floyd Benjamin Devey passed away on September 10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. He was born February 19, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to his mother Florence Amelia West and his father Franklin Avery Devey. His mother died just 10 days after his birth and he was raised by a loving mother who raised him as her own with love and compassion. She was not only his mother but also a loving grandmother to Floyd and Dowena's children. He attended Olympus High School. He married Dowena Joan Vander Werff on February 14, 1959 and later sealed in The Salt Lake Temple. Floyd had many abilities and skills which he generously shared with friends and neighbors. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He helped others during his 30 years on the Salt Lake City Fire Department and retired as a Captain. He was a handyman and a first responder for widows. Floyd is preceded in death by Baby Boy Devey, parents Franklin Avery Devey and Florence Amelia West, Step-Mother Alice Devey and sisters Florence Gheen and Fern Soderstrom. He is survived by wife Dowena Joan Devey, children Daniel Floyd (Denise), Dexter Benjamin (Robin), David Franklin (Shelley), Debra Hadlock (Kenneth), Darin John (Brandi) and De Ann Moore (Donald), sister Fay Hansen (Norman) 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Floyd will be remembered as our husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He left us much too soon, but with memories we will all cherish.
Services will be held September 14 at 11:00 A.M. at Highland Stake Center 2738 South Fillmore Street. The family will receive friends September 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary at 3401 Highland Drive and again September 14 at 10:00 A.M. before services at the ward.

Funeral Home

Wasatch Lawn Mortuary
3401 South Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 466-8687

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2013