1936 'Gene' 2019

'Gene' Alfred Eugene Wilson

July 4, 1936 — August 24, 2019

Our sweet husband, father and grandfather passed away at home on Saturday August 24, 2019 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Born July 4, 1936 to Alfred Riley and Vera Elizabeth Andersen Wilson in Provo, Utah. Gene was raised by his Uncle Lloyd and Carma Andersen after the untimely deaths of his parents.

After high school, Gene served three years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Caliente as a Machinist Mate. He then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Great Lakes Mission. After his mission, he took higher education training in vocational diesel mechanics and technical engineering at Brigham Young University, putting himself through school by lumber jacking and a tree trimming business.

On June 22, 1962, Gene married Delayne Barrus of Pittsburg, California in the Manti Temple. Together they raised a beautiful family, Layne Eugene, Lynn Irel (Gina), Dale Lloyd (Heather), Evelyn Wilson Simmons (John Matthew) and Jared Riley Wilson. Preceded in death by his parents; baby daughters, Gayla Dee and Wren; brother Larry Wilson; and daughter-in-law Lidia Xiques.

Gene was a hard worker and after 28 years retired from Fairchild Semi Conductor as an Environmental Control technician. He also continued with his tree trimming business and had his own wheel weight business.

The things that will always remind us of Dad, include camping trips, gardening, fishing, drying apples, four wheeling, and pancakes.

After retiring, Gene’s hobby the past 18 years has been making and giving away Tiny Tim Toy cars. Gene and Delayne traveled the world handing out cars to as many children as they could. Nothing made Gene happier than putting a smile on someone’s face. Dad always said that “a smile in any language is the same”.

Gene loved to serve and anyone who knew him is the better for it. We love you Papa - till we meet again!

A special thank you to CNS Hospice and all the many friends and neighbors who have been supporting us through this difficult time!

A viewing will be held Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 30, 2019, 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Westland 2nd Ward building, 7171 South 2700 West, West Jordan, Utah, with a viewing prior from 9:30 - 10:45 am. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.

 

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, August 30, 2019

9:30 - 10:45am (Mountain time)

Westland 2nd Ward Building

7171 S 2700 W, West Jordan, UT 84084

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

Westland 2nd Ward Building

7171 S 2700 W, West Jordan, UT 84084

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