Willard Albert Day died in St. George on August 10, 1995.
He was born in Circleville, Utah on June 28, 1900 to Annie Eliza Berry and Thomas Clark Day. He spent his childhood in Mountain Home, raised his family in Roosevelt and Salt Lake City, and spent his retirement in St. George. He married his sweetheart, Arvilla Myler Day, on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1921. She preceded him in death by 2 1/2 years, and a daughter, Phyllis, died in childhood.He is survived by three children, Gerald Willard, Heber City; Fern Gibson, St. George; Norma Beesley, Layton; 19 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Zelma Lloyd, Roosevelt.
He served an LDS mission in Texas and in many church callings including bishop's counselor and High Councilman, but his greatest satisfaction was derived in teaching and influencing the youth. He enjoyed many years as a Scout leader and was the recipient of the second Silver Beaver Award presented in Utah. He served as chairman of the Utah State Road Commission and coordinated the visit of all 48 governors during the Days of 47 Centennial.
He found great happiness in serving others and made a conscientious effort to perform a good deed daily. He was an eternal optimist with a loving gentle nature. He touched many lives with his writings and published four booklets of poetic philosophy.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 11 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East, in Sandy, where friends may call on Tuesday evening, 7-9 p.m. or one hour prior to the funeral. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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