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 Darwin J. Willis

Darwin J. Willis

Cannonville, Garfield County, Utah, USA
Death 1 Jan 1986 (aged 91)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 61-2-E-11
Memorial ID 122662 · View Source
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Son of Lemuel Josiah Willis and Artemesia Stratton

Husband of Elizabeth Mary Osmond, 17 August 1921, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - L.J.Willie, Darwa Osmond Willis Mendenhall, Scharlene Willie Tippets

Phoenix, Ariz.--Darwin J. Willis, 91, of 3438 E. Meadow Brook, died Wednesday, Jan 1, 1986 at his home in Phoenix of causes incident to age.

He was born Nov 18, 1894 in Cannonville, utah, a son of Lemuel Josiah and Artemisia Straton Willis.

he married Elizabeth Mary Osmond, Aug 17, 1921, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died Nov 18, 1974

He had owned and operated his own confectionery store and had also worked as a grocer and clerk, ranch hand and construction boss.

He had lived in Cannonville, Utah Cowley, Wyo., Missoula, Mont., Kaysville, and for the past five years in Phoenix.

He was a member of the LDS Church. He had served in the district Mission Presidency and Branch Presidency in Missoula, Mont. He and his wife served a full time mission to the East Central States. He was also a full time genealogy worker and temple worker at Ogden LDS temple.

He was a veteran of WWI serving as a sergeant with the US Army Infantry.

Surviving are one son and two daughters, L.J. (Si) Willie, Kaysville; Darwa Mendenhall, Sacramento, Calif; Scharlene Tippets, Phoenix, Ariz. 10 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is one brother, Seldon Willis, Cody, Wyo.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister.

funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's, Kaysville mortuary, 400 N. Main with bishop Kyle Stephans officiating.

Friends may call at the mortuary Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment: Kaysville City Cemetery.




  • Maintained by: kent shepard
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122662
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Darwin J. Willis (18 Nov 1894–1 Jan 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122662, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by kent shepard (contributor 46959088) .