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Doyle Wilson


1948 - 2015 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Doyle Wilson Obituary
1948 ~ 2015
Midway, UT-Doyle V. Wilson passed away on March 12, 2015, of complications resulting from cancer. He was born February 7, 1948, to Emer Huffaker and Leah Henrie Wilson. He attended Midway Elementary and graduated from Wasatch High School, Snow College and Utah State University. He then accepted a call to serve in the New Zealand South Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he learned to love the Maori people. Upon returning he continued his education at Utah State University where he met the love of his life, Barbara Jones. They were married in the Logan Temple on Sept 8, 1972. A year later they both graduated and Doyle was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He went to school and became a targeting officer and for the next seven years he installed the launch codes in the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. In his own words this was, "one of the few things I was really good at." He reached the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He and Barbara then moved back to the family farm to raise their family. He along with his father, Emer, and brother, Mark, started a manufacturing business called Wilson Camps where they manufactured hundreds of sheep camps for the livestock industry in the Western United States. He could build anything. He was active in community affairs serving on the Chanute Military Board of Directors, Wasatch County Planning Commission and Midway Irrigation Company. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, including Bishop of the Midway 1st Ward. Wednesday was date night where everything was dropped, the tractor was turned off and he and Barbara served as ordinance workers in the Provo Temple for nearly eight years, a calling they both dearly loved doing together.
He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest son, Bruce. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Jared (Rebecca) Wilson, Kurt (Brooke) Wilson, daughters, Jenaca (Todd) Beagley, all of Midway, Utah, Kelly (Trevor) Johnson, Bluffdale, Utah; sister, Sherry (Harvey) Horner, Heber City, Utah; brothers, Mark (Jorgene) Wilson, Midway, Utah, Ross (Barbara Jean) Wilson, Petersboro, Utah, Dale (Mary Ann) Wilson, Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Jaron, Alexzandra, Piper, ParisBelle, Jett, Preslie, Polly, Sadie, Leah, Khloe, Caitlin.
The family would like to offer their gratitude to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Akerley, Julie Luckart, Terry Van Duren, and Michelle Thompson. The Encompass Hospice Care nurse Tara Snow for her tender care and our family PA and friend Bobby Smith-Salazar. Thanks to Aunt Deanie Barnes and Nannette Barnes for their endless time and compassion helping Doyle and his family. A special thanks to all the family, friends and neighbors who have stopped by to visit and share tender moments with Doyle. Interment will be at the Midway Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 11:00AM at the Midway Stake Center, 165 North Center Street, Midway, Utah. A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00PM and Monday morning from 9:30-10:30AM prior to the services both at the Midway Stake Center. Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinhoopes.com
Published in Deseret News on Mar. 15, 2015
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