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Darin Walker, 51, passed away peacefully in the early morning on March 3, 2014. He was born August 12, 1962 in American Fork, UT to Jerry Lynn and Linda McCausland Walker. The oldest of five children, Darin spent his childhood in Pleasant Grove. He attended Pleasant Grove high school. He married the love of his life Lesli Staheli on February 3, 1984 in the St. George Temple. They are the parents of five children.
Passionate about so many things, "Walk" loved sports, particularly baseball, softball, basketball, the Atlanta Braves and BYU football. He also loved Christmas, and his community. He considered it a privilege to coach the youth, and loved and supported all the high school sports. He reminded us that Faith, Family, and Friends were most important to him. He taught us that 'in-laws' are every bit as important as blood. He and Lesli welcomed everyone, they made their home the gathering place for many friends and family members, including housing for many nephews and nieces.
Darin cherished the many friendships he had, he loved the community, and supported many events. He was a hard worker. He along with his father-in-law, George, started Staheli Catering over twenty-five years ago. Darin spent his life running Staheli Catering and recently with Lesli started Heritage Catering. They combined the two businesses, and Darin continued to actively lead this up until the time of his death. He employed many local young men and women as well as family. He loved the Gospel,and served in many callings within the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For the past 4 years Darin humbly served as Bishop of the Washington Fields 12th Ward. His service was felt by many and he especially loved anything involving the youth.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Lesli; children: Laci and Matt Casperson, Klint, Kyler, Lakyn, and Kashden Walker. His grandchildren, Karter and Kortlee Casperson, who were the joy of his life. His Parents: Lynn and Linda Walker, and George and Kathy Staheli; siblings: Kwin and Heidi Walker, Jelynn and Kelly Sanderson, Camalee and Deon Giles, Joelle and Ryan Levin. Wendy and Joseph Hendrix, RaeLee and Bruce Curtis, Krista and Matt Sagers, Mardee and Jed Johnston, Robbie and Janet Staheli, Trent and Andi Staheli, Kathy Jo Staheli and David Monte de Oca.
He was preceded in death by grandparents: Jess and Elaine Walker, Jim and Merle McCausland; and twin grandsons: Kimball and Kolsen Casperson.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 7th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Washington Fields Stake Chapel located at 1295 South 3000 East St George, UT. A viewing will take place on Thursday, March 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the same location. Interment will be in the Washington City Cemetery.
Heideman Hughes Mortuary
1037 East 700 South
St. George, UT 84790
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Mar. 6, 2014