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Obituary: WINTERS, WAYNE STREET

Published: Thursday, Sept. 18 2014 8:16 p.m. MDT

Wayne Street Winters1924 ~ 2011Former Utah Department of Transportation commissioner Wayne Street Winters, 86, of American Fork, Utah, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, following a fall five days earlier.The first child of George and Hilda Winters, Wayne was born Sept. 18, 1924 in Hoytsville, Utah. He grew up in Summit County where he graduated from North Summit High School and met his sweetheart, Deane Sargent Wright. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in July.When he turned 18, Wayne enlisted as a cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corp where he became a pilot and officer. He flew many missions as part of the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, and following the war, he enrolled in the Reserves where he was a liaison to the Civil Air Patrol.He attended Weber State College and graduated from the University of Utah where he majored in biology and received his bachelor's and master's degrees.Wayne's life was marked by professional excellence and community service. He was a scientist for U.S. Steel at its Geneva plant in Orem, Utah. Among other assignments, he led the research portion of the company and directed an experimental farm and greenhouses to study air pollution; he later headed a livestock research team and did field studies for other steel plants.He was a Utah road commissioner for 27 years, served on the American Fork City Council, was a member of the Weber State College Board of Trustees, and served on the American Fork Hospital board. Active in the Democratic Party, Wayne was the campaign manager for the former Utah Governor Calvin Rampton.A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wayne served on a high council in American Fork, was a counselor in the American Fork 23rd Ward, and bishop of the same ward. He was a temple worker and served a mission with his wife in the Indiana, Indianapolis Mission.He is survived by his wife, Deane; six children: Michael (Marilyn), Donald, Kathleen (Randy) Drummond, Robert (Janet), David (Sarah), and Matthew (Katrina); 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; his brother Jimmy; his sisters-in-law, Donna Dearden and Karen Smith, daughter-in-law Charlene Winters, and special friends, Elaine Andreason and Lanea Price.Special thanks to Tri-City Medical for all the loving care given to Wayne throughout the years especially Steve Ruiz, Dr. Joe and Lacey.In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to the charity of your choice.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 3rd Ward, 165 North 350 West. A Viewing is scheduled Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork and Wednesday from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial in American Fork Cemetery. Online condolences and memories may be shared at andersonmortuary.com.