Gayln Calvert Wilson, age 75, of Lehi, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and "super" grandpa, died April 30, 1998 at his home following a sudden heart attack.
Gayln was born the 3rd of four sons to Henry Alma and Luella Whipple Wilson, June 10, 1922 in Magna, Utah, Gayln's mother died while he was very young and he was raised by his father and various relatives. He spent most of his childhood in and around Lehi and graduated from Lehi High School. Gayln married his High School sweetheart, Wanda Fay Gurney, Sept. 20, 1941 in Lehi, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Dec. 8, 1958.During their early years of marriage, Gayln was called to serve in the United States Army during World War II. He built his home of 51 years with his own hands, where he and Wanda raised their three daughters and two sons. Gayln loved to spend time with his family. He was an expert gardener and woodworker. He loved camping, golfing, and was an avid walker. He had a great sense of humor and loved life. He was a steelworker for 31 years and was a custodian for the LDS Church, of which he was a faithful member and held many callings.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years and his five children; Connie (Stanley) Morrell, Salt Lake City; Neal R. (Karen) Wilson, Ogden; Sharon (Eric) Anderton, Morgan; Mark G. (Beverly) Wilson, Lehi; Janet (Layne) Mangum, Lehi; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
He is dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral, Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Lehi 1st-6th LDS Ward Chapel, 220 W. 200 So. Friends may call at the Church, Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also Tuesday morning one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Lehi City Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Funeral Directors, Wing Mortuary.
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