Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William S. Hunter, age 97, passed away in Salt Lake City December 9, 1990.
Born June 12, 1893 in New Mills, Scotland, one of five brothers and five sisters. William spent his younger working years in the coal mines of New Mills, Scotland. He imigrated to Kemmerer, Wyoming at the age of 19 years. There he met and married Thornton Aitken on March 27, 1915 in the former J.C. Penny. They lived and raised their four sons in the coal mining towns of Glencoe, Newslope, Diamondville, Frontier, Sublett and Gomer near Kemmerer. He accepted a job as Wyoming State Mine Inspector and moved to Sheridan, Wyo. in 1951 with their son, Jim. After his retirement, William and Thornton moved to Kemmerer to be with relatives and friends. In 1976 they moved to Salt Lake City where they have since resided.He is survived by his caring wife for an eventful 75 years; his sons, Robert, Arizona; William, Salt Lake City; Dean, Oregon; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by on son, James, who passed away in 1977.
William enjoyed life, especially the outdoors, fishing and camping with friends and family. He was a self educated man, spending a great deal of time with correspondence school courses in learning advanced math and sciences. This effort earned him Wyoming State Mining Certificates of Mine Foreman, Gas Watchman and Coal Mine Inspector. He was loved by all who knew him with his positive attitude, Scottish accent, friendly manners and the many stories of the "old times".
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 1 p.m. in the LDS Stake Center in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Friends may call at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and at the church, Thursday from 11:45-12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment, Kemmerer City Cemetery.
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