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Obituary: W. John Derricott

W. John Derricott "Loving Husband and Father" W. John Derricott passed away Saturday, September 24, 2005. Our most beloved husband, father, and grandfather ended his earthly mission as he lived it; with courage, hard work, and love for his family. John was born January 25, 1925 to Orson and Lillie Derricott in Alberta, Canada. He met his sweetheart, Betty Wetsel, while serving in the Western States Mission. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. After making their home in Sandy, he served in the community and was a respected volunteer policeman and fireman. Throughout his life, he was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many prominent positions. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and sons, David and Christopher. He is survived by his "darling" Betty W. Derricott; their children, Rhonda (Doug) Neiswender, Kent (Barbara), Jessie (Butch) Niederhauser, Kathy (Doyle) Jenkins, Michael John, Suzzane (Mitch) Ogden, Bettina (Joe) Wight, and Celeste (Scott) Henderson. He is also survived by a brother and five sisters. He is honored by his 33 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. There will be a viewing Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior at the Mount Jordan 3rd Ward chapel, 8950 South 400 East. The family would like to express their gratitude to the many doctors, nurses, and caregivers who helped so much through the years and cared so tenderly for him throughout his last days. Dad, thank you for your wisdom and wit. We will carry forward with your legacy of faith, hard work, and devotion to family.