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4/2/13 ~ 1/16/04

Wesley Daniel Soulier, loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 90, January 16, 2004.

He was born to Henry and Elisa Suzanne Soulier on the family fruit farm on the Provo bench April 2, 1913. In 1938 he married for eternity his high school sweetheart Lucille Skinner. He taught vocational agriculture in Alamogordo, New Mexico before retuning to Orem to teach at his alma mater Lincoln High School. Most of his career he worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Salt Lake as an agriculture agent and later as assistant director of public relations. After retirement he was given the opportunity to serve as the legislative lobbyist for the Utah Railroad Association. He obtained his BS and Masters degrees from the Utah State Agriculture College and served as president of the Utah State University alumni association and as a member of the USU board of trustees for many years, playing an important role in getting the name of the university changed to its present name. He served on the Salt Lake City shade tree committee for over 15 years. In his spare time he helped in the landscaping of Sugarhouse Park along with numerous parks, churches and train stations throughout the west as well as the lodge at Zion National Park. He provided landscaping help for numerous friends and family, and the tricolor beach trees he planted in each yard will be a lasting legacy of his love of nature. His yard was a place of beauty and peace for all who visited.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Michael Wesley (Barbara) Soulier, Chadds Ford, PA; J. Steven (Janet) Soulier, Logan; and Shelley (Glen) Forman, Sandy. He is also survived by twelve loving grandchildren: Jason, Ryan, Matthew, Doug, Elisa, Katherine, Emily, Aimee, Trisha, Megan, Jacob, Jaime, and by ten loving great-grandchildren. His wife Lucille and grandson Jared preceded him in death. His family rejoices in the reuniting of Wes and Lou together again with family and friends on the other side of the veil.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in the Foothill Fifth Ward Chapel (1930 S. 2100 E.) Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary (3401 S. Highland Drive) and from 10:45-11:45 Wednesday at the chapel. Entombment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.