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William Perry Hyler passed away August 5, 1996 from complications after a series of strokes.

Born October 31, 1922 in Sandy, Utah, son of William Fredrick and Louise Hannah Butler Hyler. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah by loving grandparents, William J. and Anna N. Hyler. Graduated from the old South High School in 1941. Proudly served two and one-half years in the U.S. Army during World War II as a B-52 radio operator over Italy and North Africa. Returned home and married his war-time sweetheart, Mary Oriva Richmond, September 29, 1946 in Salt Lake City; marriage later solemnized January 11, 1969 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. They were friends and companions for over 50 years and fell short of their golden wedding anniversary by just 54 days. Perry spent several years working for KDYL Radio and the Salt Lake Tribune, and retired from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Court Services in 1987."He lived as he pleased, and was pleased that he lived."

Survived by his wife, Mary, Salt Lake City; four children, Connie (Robert) Grant; Nancy Schilling; William (Sara) Hyler, Jr.; all of Salt Lake City; Stella (Eddie) Smith, Kearns; 13 grandchildren and almost six great-grandchildren.

"Mother, we pay special tribute to you for your selflessness and devoted care given to Dad during his long illness." -Your Family

Private family services were held August 7, 1996, directed by McDougal Funeral Home.

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