Woodford Workman Wilkerson
Woodford Workman Wilkerson of Garden Grove, California, St. George, and Mona, Utah, died July 13, 2013 at the age of 96. He lived a long life of service to his God, family, church and community.
He was born Dec. 24, 1916 to Joseph Benjamin Wilkerson and Esther Rebecca Workman at Lovell, Wyoming, a Christmas present to the family. His siblings are: William Decker, Isaac Driggs, Thelma Racheal, Esther, Benjamin Workman, Clifford Workman, Preston Workman, McKay Workman, Calvin Workman, all deceased, and Irene Finlinson living in Kennewick, Washington.
Woody, as he was usually called, married Emma Renon Cook on August 3, 1938 and had a family of nine children: Lee, Nancy Baker, both deceased, Gay, Carl, Douglas, Richard, Dale, Kent, and Tamera Infanger.
He learned the blacksmith trade from his father and knew how to put a tire on a wagon wheel. During WWII he was an airplane mechanic at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the war he was a fireman for the Union Pacific Railroad and drove the large big boy steam engines over the Continental Divide. Like his fathers, he followed a number of vocations: farming, mining, and construction. He retired as a millwright at the Tintic silver mine in Eureka, Utah.
Woody was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and filled many callings. After retiring, he and his wife served missions in the Redding California Mission, in London, England, and temple service missions in the Manti Temple. Woody's family is his joy; he had nine children, thirty-four grandchildren, eighty-two great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. He has now reunited with his sweetheart.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinn A. Morgan
Clinn Athos Morgan born September 15, 1917 in Levan, Utah to John A and Elsie Marie Paystrup Morgan died July 20, 2013 in Nephi, Utah. Clinn married Edra Goble on October 1, 1941 in the Manti LDS Temple. She died on May 15, 1982. He married Rhea Black Smith on November 12, 1982.
He loved all sports especially baseball and BYU basketball. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he held many positions. He was an ordinance worker in the Manti LDS Temple for 7 years. He served as a county commissioner, on the school board and on the hospital board. He had many occupations throughout his life from working at Thermoid and on the railroad to being a farmer and milk truck driver.
He is survived by his wife Rhea; children: Pauline (Leon) Broadhead, Alamo, Nevada; Mary Thomas, Ely, Nevada; John (Marrianne) Morgan, Richfield, Utah; Patricia (Steve) Ingram, Claudia (Raymond) Whiting and Joan (Randy) Greenhalgh all of Nephi. 27 Grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Stepchildren: Tammy (Brett) Lynn, Mona; Claudia Stilson, Mike (Linette) Smith, Gary (Linda) Smith, Wayne (Coralee) Smith, and Judy (John) Adair all of Nephi. 19 Step-grandchildren, 20 Step-great-grandchildren. Preceeded in death by first wife Edra Goble Morgan, two step brothers, three brothers, his parents, son-in-law Dennis Thomas, grandson Steven Thomas, great-grandson Austin Carson, step son-in-law Fred Stilson, step grandsons Dustin Stilson and Wesdan Sperry, and step great-grandson Cade Smith.
There will be a viewing at the Anderson Funeral Home (94 West 300 North, Nephi) Wednesday July 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nephi North LDS Stake Center (1125 N 400 E) with a viewing from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Levan Cemetery. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Red Cliffs Assisted Living Center and Central Valley Home Health and Hospice for their kindness and great care.