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Obituary for Wallace Thayne Williams

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Wallace Thayne Williams

June 20, 1928 - December 21, 2011

Wallace Thayne Williams died Wednesday, December 21, in Ogden, Utah at the age of 83. His big heart spread love and support for family and many good friends over the years, but gave out in the end. His passing was peaceful. Thayne leaves his wife Georgia, daughter Karen (Jerry Burns), and sons Kent (Anne) and Mark, 7 grandchilden, and 9 great grand children Thayne was born in Logan Utah, in 1928. He attended Ogden High School and Weber State College and proudly served in the US Navy in the south Pacific just after WW2. He worked for the US Postal Service, beginning his career running mail on the train between Ogden and Cheyenne and retiring from his post at the Salt Lake City Post Office in 1983. He was also gainfully employed in projects to numerous to mention for family and friends in need of a hand. His crowning achievement was supervising a motley crew of family and friends in building a beautiful vacation home at Bear Lake, a place and state of mind that will serve his extended family for years to come. He loved life and being with his family, even (especially) when that meant traveling from coast to coast, and from south America to Mexico and the south Pacific to be with them. He loved being outside, and had many camping trips in the red rock deserts and mountains of Utah. A more dramatic demise was prevented after a blizzardy rescue while snowmobiling near Powder Mountain several years ago. Thayne and some pals were admonished that at the age of 80 they should in easy chairs at an old folks home. Memorial services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary on Wednesday, December 28 at 2PM. Friends and family may also arrive at 12:30 at Leavitt’s for visiting and reminiscing. There will also be a gathering of friends and family at Thayne and Georgia’s home after the services from 3:00 to 5:00.The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Bonneville Dialysis Center, and Ogden Regional Hospital for their skillful, professional, and caring support. The family requests that in Lieu of flowers that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah or charity of your choice.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Time: 12:30 am - 2:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Memorial Information

Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Wallace Thayne Williams

Born: June 20, 1928
Died: December 21, 2011

Condolences for Wallace Thayne Williams

Jug and Jeanne Jones posted on 1/9/12

We just heard of the passing of Thayne, we are just so very sorry for the loss of a dear man and friend.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Our Love, Jug and Jeanne xoxoxo


Joyce Pitkin posted on 12/28/11

Dear Williams Family -I remember as a young child going to Thayne and Georgia's home, just down the street from Uncle Wally and Aunt Ester's home. We had some very fun times over the years. Thayne and Georgia also invited all of the Pitkin clan to their home in Bear Lake. That was a very fun and special weekend for all of us.I will always remember Thayne as a kind and considerate man. I always enjoyed chatting with him and Georgia and discussing all of the places they had been to or trips they were planning. He was a good father, son and nephew to his aunts. I hadn't had the opportunity to see Thayne and Georgia over the past couple of years. I regret that I didn't stay more closely in touch and will miss his warm smile and friendly nature.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, especially at this difficult time.Love, Joyce