1960 ~ 2012
Howard Lynn Wilson of Sandy, Utah, died on October 9, 2012 at the age of 52, at home in his sleep due to complications from throat cancer.
He was born on June 24, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah as the fourth son to Billy and LaRee Wilson. He grew up in Sandy and lived all of his life in the Salt Lake Valley. Howard was married three times. He and his first wife, Tracey Olson, were blessed with two sons, Justin and Brandon; he and his second wife Patricia Wilson, were blessed with a daughter, Lacie; and Howard was preceded in death by his wife Dona Wilson on May 29, 2012. Howard was a drywaller by trade, he had a good heart and loved his family and friends very much. He was not afraid to tell his siblings that he loved them and called when he could over the years to make sure they kept in touch and to tell them how important they all were to him. He was a great sports fan and loved the Utah Jazz. As a boy and young man he loved to play basketball, football, volleyball or baseball and he was a very good golfer in his early days. He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed bow hunting and passed this love on to his two sons. Howard so loved music and had a wonderful singing voice. He really loved to sing with his brothers and sisters when they were fortunate enough to get together.
Howard is survived by his two sons and their wives, Justin and Kimberly Wilson and Brandon and Megan Wilson; by his daughter Lacie Wilson and his step-daughter Brittany Mario Herrera; by two grandsons, Cameron Wilson and Carter Wilson; by his parents, Billy and LaRee Wilson, and by his siblings, Steven (Mary) Wilson, Kent Wilson, Michael (Kathy) Wilson, VeLoie (Thomas) Alling, Alan (Sarah) Wilson, Glen (Kimberly) Wilson, Julie (Kunane) Enos, Carolyn Cleveland Bingham, Rosita (Dino) Susim.
Funeral Services for Howard will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the Sandy 2nd Ward building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 585 E. 8400 S., Sandy, UT. Final visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Fielding Cemetery in Fielding, Utah. Howard's family would like to say a special "Thank You" to all those who gave Howard extra support and help in his final days.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on October 14, 2012
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