Wallace Mathis, rancher/stockman, 82 years of age, passed away June 18, 1998 at his home with his loving family, 5:30 p.m.
He was born November 21, 1915 in Price, Utah to James Samuel Mathis and Mary Ann Robb Mathis. He was the youngest of five children; three brothers, Elwood J., Clair R., and Rex H. all of whom preceded him in death; and one sister, Thelma (LaMar) Jeweks, of Price.Wallace married Gladys Meeks Mathis in the Manti Temple, June 1, 1942, five days before he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served till December 6, 1945. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operation with the Wildcat Division. He is authorized to wear the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon, Liberation of the Asiatic Pacific, as well as the Purple Heart and four Battle Stars.
Wallace was the father of three loving children and eight grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Meeks Mathis; his children, Robert Arthur (Barbara Lighthall); Katherine (Arthur L.) Reid; and Scott Wallace (Donna Dotson) Mathis; grandchildren, Jason Robert (Trina) Mathis, Heber City; MaryAnn Mathis, Logan; Brian A. (Camille) Lighthall, Logan; McKenzie Reid, Sandy; Emily Reid, Sandy; Tanner Scott Mathis, U.S. Navy, Bancock Thailand; Charnae (Lance) Donathon, Price; Chanda Darlene (Troy) Grogan, Price.
Wallace was an active member at the Price Sixth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in many positions, he was a member of the High Council and was Chairman of the church farm project, which became the Castle Valley Cattle Company.
He was a devoted and successful rancher. He liked to work with the soil and most of all he loved his cattle and his mountain where the cattle grazed during the summer months. He served as a member of the local Soil Conservation District Board, including a term as chairman.
Funeral service, under the direction of the Fausett Mortuary will be held Monday, June 22, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Price Sixth Ward Chapel at 300 West 500 South, Price, Utah. Interment will be at the Price City Cemetery following the service. Friends and family may greet Wallace's family at the Fausett Mortuary, 580 East 100 South, Price, Utah on Sunday evening, June 21, from 7-9 p.m., and at the Chapel one hour prior to service.
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