Obituary: WIDDISON, RICK

Published: Monday, July 28 2014 7:43 a.m. MDT

Rick Widdison 1957 ~ 2011

Our dearest husband, father, grandpa, and friend, Rick Widdison 54, peacefully passed away while doing one of his favorite things, fishing in the Uintas, on July 25, 2011, when his heart could no longer keep up with him. His life revolved around his family. He always made sure we knew that we are his most prized possessions. Family is his number one priority. He was most happy when we were all together, whether it be traveling to Mexico, spending time together at the cabin, St. George, at "his river", or just being together at the house where he enjoyed playing and laughing with his grandkids. His grandkids absolutely adore their Papa Rick. He is so full of life and always wanted to be having a good time. He lived his life to the fullest each and every day, riding his bike, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, working, and most important, spending time with his family. He found a way to live a hundred years in his short 54 years of life. He was a very influential person, teaching and inspiring those that knew and loved him. He leaves behind a legacy that he and his sweetheart, Suzanne, so greatly accomplished together. For years the two of them worked side by side, raising a family, creating a successful business (Mountain Cabinetry), and making a life that they love and will cherish forever. She is his best friend and his eternal companion. They were never one without the other, and their lives were intertwined as one. They share an eternal love with each other, always falling in love over and over again. He loves his wife and kids more than anything, nothing came before them. Throughout all his accomplishments and successes, not one was done without a conscious thought of the future of his beloved wife and children. He has always been the rock of our family, he guided us, and taught us how to work hard, and to remember what is most important in this life. We are all truly blessed and feel so lucky to have this great man in our lives. He will be missed every day, always in our thoughts, and forever in our hearts. Rick was born July 8, 1957 in Sunnyside, Utah, to LaVell and Arlene Widdison. He received his Eagle Scout award and he served as a the Charleston Ward Scout Master at the young age of 22. He was a great leader to all of his scouts, and still carries many friendships made through his calling. He and Suzanne are currently serving as primary teachers, a calling he has thoroughly enjoyed. He leaves behind his best friend, his eternal companion, and his high school sweetheart, Suzanne, whom he married on July 1, 1976, in the Salt Lake Temple. He also leaves behind his loving children, Natasha Peacock, James Peacock, Skylar and Traci Widdison, Tyson and Brittanie Widdison, and Ryan and Kelsie Henrichsen, all of Midway. They have blessed him with seven adorable grandchildren who gave him such happiness, Tanner, Ashlyn, Treyden, Gage, Abbie, Keegan and Ryder. He is survived by his brother, Jodie Widdison, and his mother Arlene Widdison Chandler. He is preceded in death by his father, LaVell Widdison, his brothers, LaVell Widdison Jr, and Michael Widdison. My Honey, My heart is broken, we are "all" so broken. You were always in your own way trying to prepare us for this, and all the while hoping this day would never come. I know you never wanted to leave us and you worked so hard to stay. Thanks for always taking my hand and loving me. I will miss your touch, hugs and all the special time we spent together that I will hold dear to my heart forever. You are my life and my everything. I will always remember our cherished promise of being eternally yours. I love you foreverSuzanne. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011-11:00 a.m. in the Charleston LDS Church, 3423 South 3500 West, Charleston, Utah. Viewings will be on Friday from 6:00-8:30 PM at the LDS Church and on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. prior to the services, also at the LDS Church. Interment will follow the services in the Charleston Town Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinhoopes.com