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Obituary for Saxon Doreen Wheelwright

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Saxon Doreen Wheelwright

January 9, 1923 - December 21, 2012

Saxon Doreen Roush Wheelwright, 89, passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2012. She was born January 9th, 1923 in Tremonton, Utah to John Howard and Winifred Florence Roberts Roush, the second of five daughters. She was raised and went to school in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High in 1941. She attended Weber State College and Utah State University. She married Harvey P. Wheelwright. They had five children and were later divorced.Saxon, Sax for short, a unique name for a unique lady. The word that best describes her is caregiver. She was always ready to help, no matter who or when it was. One of the ways she demonstrated this was her many hours of volunteer service with the Pink Ladies at McKay Dee Hospital.Her family was her greatest joy and her highest priority. She saw parenting as helping her children through life rather than telling them how to live it. She was considered to be Mom not only by her five children and their spouses, but also by their numerous friends and neighbors who enjoyed her warm company and wonderful cooking.Saxon was strong, intelligent, and giving, with a calm gentle spirit, but always up for an adventure. She could charm any baby. She enjoyed bowling, bridge, and was well-liked by all who knew her. Countless residents of Washington Terrace remember her as the postmistress of the Terrace Post Office for over twenty years.She is survived by her children: Greg (Judy) Wheelwright, San Jose CA; Lon (Jamee) Wheelwright, Spring City, UT; Penny (Brent) Jepperson, Syracuse, UT; Connie (Doug) Bunot, West Point, UT; and Susan (Jack) Berger, Jacksonville, OR; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her four sisters: Elsie Whitmore, Velma Willey, Zelma Stewart, and Joan Isenberg.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 28, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2012

Time: 4:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Saxon Doreen Wheelwright

Born: January 9, 1923
Died: December 21, 2012

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Julie Stewart Williams posted on 12/29/12

When ever we went to Utah we loved being with Aunt Saxon. I know on several occasions that Janel and I never laughed so much when we were staying with her. She had the greatest sense of humor. She was always a lot of fun to be with. All the sisters are together again with grandma and grandpa. Would have loved to have seen that reunion. Love and prayers to my cousins during this time.


Julie Macom posted on 12/29/12

Saxon was my favorite Aunt.I will always remember the summers when Allyn,Tom and Scott came to visit from Arizona and all the cousins would spent time at her home, we would have so much fun.She was such a great lady.Rest in peace and God bless your family.


Ann Whitmore-Painter posted on 12/29/12

My memories of Aunt Saxon range from Mexican dinners out (complete with margaritas), long talks as she tattled on her elder sister, my mom Elsie, and love, lots of love. She inspired me and I will miss her dearly. I still check to make sure all my candles are out! Thanks Saxon for all the memories, the conversations, the willingness to listen to a kid from Alaska who needed an aunt to talk to, and for sharing your life with me. A tree in your memory will join the others I have planted in my yard, next to the ones for your sisters. I will miss her.


Grant D. Morgan posted on 12/28/12

I love this gorgeous lady! I have many fond memories of visiting Aunt Saxon whenever we would come visit in Utah. She was always kind to me and even let me stay when I was first attending Weber State. She would always read the paper first thing in the morning and it was fun to talk with her as the day began. I love you, Saxon! I hope that you are doing well and I'm doing my best to make you and Grandma Zelma proud.


Janel Johnson posted on 12/28/12

Saxon is my favorite Aunt! She was always there for everyone in the family. She took care of her parents, housed our kids, and loved all of us. She will be missed, but I know. She had a great family reunion with her mom and dad and four sisters! I love you Saxon!Janel Johnson


roxanne marocchi posted on 12/28/12

i remember all the weekends i spent at aunt saxons and uncle haveys house with my cousins those were some of the best days of my life her house was where i learned to ride a bike and the only place i got to ride one!!! saxon was my favorite aunt there was no one like her i loved her as i would a second mom good bye aunt saxon may you rest in peace you will never be forgotten love roxanne


Arden miller posted on 12/27/12

It was always a special time when my Mom, Elsie and her sisters got together. Saxon was the peacemaker of the girls, listening to stories, never taking sides, just smiling and laughing. She was a hoot and remembered with love. Arden miller- niece.


Janice Whitmore Jackson posted on 12/27/12

Aunt Saxon was a wonderful person. I always visited with her when I went to Utah. She wrote wonderful letters to my family in Alaska over the years and it was fun when my Mom read them to all of us. I will miss her.


Dan and Susan Woodhead posted on 12/27/12

Just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Connie's mom. we hope it was peaceful. our love goes out to you. miss seeing you and your family.