William Sterling Tanner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at his home in Spanish Fork on August 30, 1995, at the age of 84.
Sterling was born and raised in Payson, Utah, the son of Fred and Minnie Winward Tanner. He married Helen Bensen in 1933 at the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had three children: Dennis, Marylin, and Penny. They were later divorced.He married Jayne Evans in 1944 at the Salt Lake LDS Temple; they had one daughter: Mary Beth. Jayne passed away on April 23, 1989.
Daddy loved farming and raising beautiful crops that he shared with many. He loved fishing, hunting, and life. With everyone he met he was honest and fair in all his dealings.
Sterling was a charter member of the Spanish Fork Diamond Fork Riding Club, he loved riding and raising horses either for pleasure or racing. He was also a charter member of the Nebo Chariot Racing Association.
Jayne and Sterling owned and operated Evans Paint Store for 30 years and were very active in the community. Active member of the Spanish Fork 9th Ward at the time of his death, where he had served in many positions. Sterling leaves behind a family that loved him very much.
Survivors include one son and three daughters: Dennis (Pat) Tanner, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; Marylin Richardson, of West Valley; Penny (Cordell) Jensen, of Georgia; Mary Beth McVey, of Midvale; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Nelda Spencer, of Bountiful; Erma Wall, of Salt Lake City; and Lois (Boyd) Mattinson, of Salt Lake City.
A special thanks to Dennis and Pat Tanner for their care and devotion this past year and to special devoted friends that were always by his side.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 2, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Spanish Fork 9th Ward Chapel, 90 South Main, Spanish Fork. There will be no viewing. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
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