Our loving father William “Bill” F. De Witt returned home to his Father in Heaven December 1, 2019.
Son of Grace Dobson and Paul De Witt, Bill was born and spent his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from East High School Class of 1969. He later received an Associate of Science Degree from Weber State University.
As a young man, he served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Italy Milan Mission, where he met Sister Diana “Dee” Burgess. Upon his return from Italy, Bill waited for Dee to come home and they were later married and sealed for time and all eternity, September 6, 1973 in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Bill and Dee moved to Clearfield, Utah in 1979 where they raised 4 children. Bill always enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, playing games, cooking, taking vacations and visiting family.
A longtime resident of the Clearfield community, he has touched the hearts and lives of many. Bill was, for a time, a member of the Clearfield Community Choir. Always a generous and gentle man, he accepted everyone and loved unconditionally with his whole heart.
Bill retired from Boeing after many years of service as a Data Base Administrator. However, his grandchildren can tell you that the job he always liked to talk about was scooping ice scream in Skaggs when he was 15.
A faithful servant of Heavenly Father, Bill served in many church callings including Counselor to the Bishop, Scouting, and Ward Clerk. His favorite calling was Ward, Stake and Temple Organist, where he shared his passion and testimony for the Lord through the magnificent music he played. He also dedicated many hours to genealogical research, tracing his own lineage and indexing thousands of names for the benefit of others doing similar research.
Bill is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth A. Baker of Clearfield, Utah and Alice De Witt (Justin Elam) of Clearfield, Utah; by his son, Matthew T. De Witt (Julianne Okeson), of Layton, Utah; 11 grandchildren, Austin L. C. De Witt, Samantha P. Veals, M. Dallin De Witt, Braxton T. De Witt, Preston B. De Witt, Joe Baker Jr., Dakota L. Baker, Sierra G. Baker, E. Annie Baker, Bailey D. Baker, and Leona M. Baker; and three great grandchildren, Jackson Dean, Nicolai De Witt, and Izzobella A. De Witt
.Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Grace De Witt; father, Paul De Witt and stepmother, Elma De Witt; his eternal companion and sweetheart, Diana; his mother-in-law, Lois J. Burgess, and his youngest son, Mark “Panda De Bear” P. De Witt.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road, Layton, UT. Friends may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Road, Layton, UT.
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