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Joe E. Whitesides, former legislator and USU dean, dies

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Funeral services will be Thursday for Joe E. Whitesides, 84, former coach, director of athletics and dean of students at Utah State University, who died June 8, 1998, at a Bountiful hospital.

The services for Mr. Whitesides, who had served as a state legislator, a military officer, an LDS mission president, director of the Salt Lake Missionary Home and sealer in the Salt Lake and Bountiful temples, will be at 11 a.m. in the Mueller Park 5th Ward chapel, 1320 E. 1975 South, Bountiful.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lindquist Mortuary, 727 N. 400 East, Bountiful, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery.

Mr. Whitesides was a coach at Bear River High and held several positions at USU. Later, he was an assistant coach, head basketball coach, athletic director and dean of students.

He was commander of the 213th Field Artillery Battalion in the Pacific during World War II, and during the Korean War was a commanding officer of the 204th Field Artillery Battalion, Utah National Guard. From 1974 to 1983 he represented District 12 in the Utah Legislature.

He was a member of the Logan 15th Ward bishopric, bishop of Parleys 3rd Ward and a member of the Parleys Stake presidency in Salt Lake City. He was president of the Pacific Northwest Mission in Seattle from 1967 to 1971.