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Obituary: WILDE, O.GERAL


O. Geral Wilde1933 ~ 2012O. Geral Wilde passed away on May 30, 2012 in his home from a recently diagnosed disease. Geral was born on August 11, 1933 in Fairview, Utaha true Son of Utah Pioneers. His parents, Orvin and Verl, moved to Provo where he attended BY Elementary, BY Junior High, BY High, and BYU where he completed a MA in Education. Geral has always been fond of his Sanpete roots and visited friends and family there throughout his life.He married Rosalie Ruth Hall in 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised five children. Rosalie passed away in 1981. Geral married LouAnn Guymon in the Provo Temple and together they raised their daughter Sylvia.He is survived by his wife LouAnn Guymon Wilde; six children: O. Jeffery (Diane), Ruth West (George), Denise Roundy (Kelly), Allison (Dave Stein), Gregory J. (Mary Ann), and Sylvia Monsivais (Hyrum); a brother Garn (Wilma); 35 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Family and temple work are his great love.Geral was an iconic speech and debate coach for Orem High School winning many local, state, and national awards. He was an advocate for education and served in many capacities in AEA President, UEA President, and board member and Chairman of the Utah State Retirement Board.Following retirement from teaching, Geral was an active member of Kiwanis for 28 years and served as local president and as Governor for the Utah-Idaho District. He also served as an officer and president of the Thomas Minor Society, an international family and genealogy organization.Geral is a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served in many callings in church leadership and served a mission in Laie, Hawaii with LouAnn. He enjoyed working with youth, particularly in scouting, and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with The Silver Beaver Award. Geral cherished his heritage and served as chapter president and the national vice-president for the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He was a frequent volunteer at the pioneer village at North Park in Provo. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Edgemont Stake 6th Ward Chapel, 4056 North Timpview Drive, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Fairview City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America.Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com