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Obituary: WINTLE, CRAIG

Craig J. Wintle 1949 ~ 2013On December 14, 2013, after a courageous 14 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Craig J. Wintle, everyone's favorite "Crusader," won the fight and peacefully returned back into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father. Craig was born on October 30, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He grew up in Sandy, Utah where he attended Jordan High School. In 1968 he faithfully served a 2yr LDS Mission in the "Australia South Mission." On March 17, 1972 he made the most essential decision of his mortal existence and married his "Little Blonde" and "Eternal Sweetheart," Pamela Bagley Wintle, in the Salt Lake, LDS Temple. After 27 years of never figuring out the emergency brake in his mail jeep, Craig retired from the US Postal Service, where he brought the people of Lehi much more than simply just their mail. His passions in life included the outdoors, camping, fishing and playing games with his family; church history, story-telling, sports, officiating, everything BYU and "The Beatles!" His gifts which he will be most remembered for are, his smile, his imagination, his quick and very witty sense of humor and of course his trademark catchphrase, "That's What I'm Talking About!" His greatest accomplishment in this life was his family, specifically, his grandchildren; all of whom he whole-heartedly loved and adored. Craig held many different callings within the LDS church and his love and testimony for the Gospel of Jesus Christ was always very evident touching the hearts of many as he tirelessly served them. Currently he was serving as the 1st Counselor in the Crescent Ninth Ward Bishopric where his example and natural ability to love and serve others was not only an inspiration but has become his legacy. He is preceded in death by his Father, Arlo Ellis Wintle and Granddaughter, Cassidy Olivia Wintle. Survived by his Wife, Pamela Bagley Wintle; Children: Jared (Bridget) Wintle, Mindie (Jeremy) Beasley, Christopher (Megan) Wintle, Rebecca (Rob) Marsh, Sarah (Trevor) Merrill; 16 Grandchildren; his Mother, Beverly Wintle; Sisters, Linda (Larry) Moss, Colleen Morgan, and Brother Steven (Jill) Wintle. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am Saturday December 21, 2013 at the LDS Leilani Ward Building, 10375 So Leilani Drive (650 E.) Sandy, UT. A viewing will be held Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd (10600 So.), Sandy, UT and from 9:30-10:30am at the Leilani Building prior to Funeral Services. Online condolences: www.larkincares.com It is with a very grateful heart that we would like to thank the Utah Cancer Center and CNS Hospice- especially Kathy, Michelle and John for their kind, loving, and compassionate care.