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Obituary for William David Carruth

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William David Carruth

June 29, 1941 - October 2, 2014

William David Carruth
“Bill, Billy, Willy, etc…”
June 29, 1941- October 2, 2014

“No formal service; Meet together often; Pray for a safe and pleasant journey; Remember to call home; Be kind.” -Bill Carruth

An Informal Celebration of Life will be held on October 11, 2014, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Roy Hope Community Center at 5051 S 2000 W, Roy, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, please come prepared with a memory you have of Bill to write down and leave with the family.

Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

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Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roy Hope Community Center


5051 S 2000 W, , Roy, Utah,

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Roy Hope Community Center at 5051 S 2000 W, Roy, Utah.


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Born: June 29, 1941
Died: October 2, 2014

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Ben Ferro posted on 1/18/15

Billy, my boy we had allot of fun when we were in high school, lots of girl friends and good old fashion fun..Very sorry that we did not stay in contact over the years. I still look at my first wedding pictures as you and Bruce were both their.. My Best Ben Ferro


Jordan and Jerika Stewart posted on 10/14/14

Sarah, It's been a long time, but not long enough for me to forget about all the funny things you would mention about your Dad. Actually the most memorable thing for me was when he yelled at me for calling you at 11:00pm one night back when we were nerdy teenagers. LOL. My Dad has on occasion refered to your Old Man and his positive humor that he would bring to work with him down at Country View when they were there together. I really am very sorry to hear about this loss to your family. It made me smile when I saw him cruising around on his motor cycle because that was the one thing you would always mention about him. "My dad wants to buy a motor cycle and get his ears stapled to his head." Jerika and I hope that in his passing you are able to find the joy in his life and continue to smile even in his absence. Thanks for all the memories, and we wish you the best moving forward.


Mary Carruth posted on 10/13/14

Carruth Family, My condolences to you in the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was always so good to my husband Frank. I saw him last at Frank's funeral. They were quite a Carruth pair. I will miss his smile and his laugh. Sincerely, Mary Carruth


Barbara Ruskowitz posted on 10/11/14

While we did not have the opportunity to have known your father, Sarah, your description of him, and the way he lived his life, make us wish we had! The world would be a much better place if everyone lived by his "rules," much like the "Golden Rule." Your Kansas friends are sorry for your family's loss, but feel certain that your father's spirit and good memories will provide much comfort, and follow you the rest of your life. Take care.


Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 10/10/14

Dear Family, Bill was my dear friend all my life, and was he ever the life of every get together, keeping everyone in stitches. I remember someone at Combe's Drive Inn pulled my long hair and Bill about rolled the window up on their hand. He was always there for anyone that knew him. I believe he once said, Mt. Fort just has to win something sometime. My deepest condolences to everyone that knew Bill, and his spirit and life will be deeply missed by all who knew him, ran around with him.


Sarah Funk posted on 10/8/14

My daughter Rylee spent last year cleaning the lunch room with "Mr. Bill" every lunch recess. After school I would ask her what her favorite part of the day was, most often it was "cleaning the lunch room with Mr. Bill". Rylee absolutely admired and loved him. I know so many of the students at West Haven felt the same way. He really had a way with the kids. We ran into Mr. Bill this summer and he went on and on about what a hard worker Rylee was. She just beamed! It meant the world to her! (And to me as her mom). Honestly I think it was the highlight of her summer. He will be greatly missed!


Shawn Jensen posted on 10/7/14

What A amazing man Bill Carruth is. My first experience with Bill was over twenty years ago when he was a sub custodian for Weber school district, under the supervision of Brent Hunter. Bill worked for me many times at Roy High school where I was Head custodian. He always did a amazing job. Bill is the type of person that after your done talking to him and walking away you feel better about yourself. This is because of the positive energy he always radiated. Weber school district has truly lost one of there BEST!! ever. Shawn Jensen Head Custodian Weber High School


Teri Phelps posted on 10/7/14

Some people touch your life in ways that you never forget. Bill was one of those people. We lived near the Carruth family about 20 years ago, and we had our amazing group of young families that got together for bar b ques and game nights. Sometimes we really splurged and ate out at a restaurant. Bills laughter and teasing were one of the best parts of all of our get together's. He was eternally cheerful, and full of energy. I'm not sure he ever slept, in fact i remember hearing Janeen say he believed people shouldn't sleep more than five or six hours a night at one point. Sadly, as our families grew we scattered and got stuck in the busy treadmill of life, but I will always cherish the memories of Bill"s Laughter, and the way he doted over his adorable blond little girls. It was so cool to see him beam with pride every time he spoke of them and their accomplishments. What a good man. I wish there were more people like him in the world.


Joan Erickson posted on 10/7/14

"Mr. Bill" was one of a kind. A true gentleman. He always had a smile on his face and never missed an opportunity to remind me, a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, that the B on his hat was for Bill, not Boston. I remember I was in charge of West Haven's first Field Day, a day I am quite sure he despised, but when I asked him to help me hook up a hose to fill up the dunk tank, he made sure we had warm water in it so the kids wouldn't get too cold. He truly cared about the kids. They and we will miss him!


Paula Carnan Halley posted on 10/5/14

I first met Bill at a Family to Family class almost two years ago. I am a co-teacher and Bill was so willing to share his travels of his life with us. Bill had not been to group the last couple weeks. As you might know, the group is not the same without Bill nor will life be easy without him. I know he loves his wife very much and his family and was appreciative of their patience and love in helping him to learn of patience and true understanding of this life and our trials. He is missed.


Jamie Peterson posted on 10/5/14

I don’t even know what to say…. I have cried many tears, but lots of them were happy as I recalled many fond memories of working by his side for 7 years. I miss his teasing, his forwarded email messages, our motorcycle rides, his yelling that made me cry, his over-exaggeration, his attempts to scare me or get back at me for scaring him, his misspellings (yer, ya, luv, kooks), and his deep laughter when he laughed so hard that he held his stomach. :) He was always so giving to others, jumped right in when something needed cleaned up, took time to enjoy the ride, cared so much about his family, loved raisins, and when asked each day how he was doing he would say, “It doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is your relationship with Jesus Christ.” I am glad I got to know him and learn from his strong work ethic. I hope he’s riding his motorcycle and that he will save a ride for me when it’s my turn. Love you buddy! I love you in my heart too.


KATHY M SCHRATER posted on 10/5/14

Wow, how do you describe an amazing person. I am sad that he has left this crazy world, but am happy he is in the care of Heavenly Father, and he will be busy. He was always busy. And in my mind, they have motorcycles in Heaven too. Bill is kind, loving and fun. Loved being a part of the ward he was in. It is hard to say I will miss him, because I will be remembering him all the time, so it is not missing him, just enjoying favorite memories over and over. We will meet again, till then have many blessed days my friend.