Wilford Eldon Hunt, 90, passed away April 15, 1995, in Nephi, Utah.
He was born August 18, 1904, in Hebron, Washington County, Utah. He was the son of Zera Pulsipher Terry Hunt and Clarissa Elizabeth Truman. He married Virgil Tyler on April 1, 1927, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had nine children together. She passed away on August 24, 1976. He later married Mahala Palmer.He was raised in the Southern Utah area. He was called on a mission for the LDS Church three days after his marriage to Virgil Tyler. He served two years and three months as a missionary in the Northern States Mission.
He moved to Salem in 1932 where he farmed, raised dairy cows and was the Water Master. He was active in the LDS Church where he was called to be the first bishop of the new Salem 2nd Ward in May of 1956. He served on the high council of the Spanish Fork Stake and was an ordinance worker in the Provo LDS Temple.
He is survived by six of his children: Dessie (and Jim) Hinkson, Mava (and Max) Walters, both of Salem; Melvin (and Ronella) Hunt, LeGrand (and Cindy) Hunt, both of Levan; Terry (and Phyllis) Hunt, Eagle, Wis.; Joseph Hunt, West Jordan; 37 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren who loved him very much; a sister, Lulu Jones Waite, Virgin, Utah; and a brother, Albert H. Hunt, Salt Lake City.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Myrna Abbott, who passed away in September of 1993; and two brothers, Milton Z. and Arvel T. Hunt.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 19, 1995, at 11 a.m. in the Salem 2nd Ward Chapel, 60 South Main, Salem. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday at the ward chapel in Salem from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Burial, Salem City Cemetery.
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