William Stanley Dennis of West Point, Utah passed away at 80 years old in his home surrounded by family, after a long battle of Alzheimer's on June 24, 2023.
Stan was born May 2, 1943, in Boise, Idaho where he was raised by his grandma and lived with his 6 sisters.
Stan served in the United States Airforce for four years working on planes. He went on to further his education at Utah State University where he met the love of his life, Linda McFarland. They married in Bountiful, Utah on November 22, 1967, and were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple one year later. Stan and Linda went on to have four children: Michael, Troy, Jared, and Briana. They were married for 55 loving years. He was the best husband, father, and papa to 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Stan was an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served two service missions, participated in scouting, Sunday school, and High Priest’s Quorum, where he served for a time as Group Leader.
He loved to talk and make friends with everyone he met, everywhere he went. You’d find him at the grocery store talking to strangers about their whole life story. Stan had a gift of making people feel comfortable, accepted, and loved.
Stan was his family’s biggest fan. He coached his children’s sports teams and when he became a papa, he went on to cheer at their games. He was the type of dad and papa that would sneak you that extra cookie when no one was watching. He was the life of his family’s party and ensured that they were always laughing, loved, taken care of, and had a hero to look up to. Stan would promise his grandkids the world and he spoiled them – a true ‘Yes Man’.
Stan loved being outdoors camping and fishing. On a sunny day you’d find him in his backyard tending to his tomatoes in the garden or “organizing/finding” something in his garage. He always had a project in progress and often went onto the next when something new would pop up. He loved sitting in the sun for hours, usually ending with a burn on the top of his bald head.
“Stan, Dad, and Papa, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for giving us enough memories to make it through this lifetime. You were the most extraordinary person to ever live. This is not a ‘goodbye’, but a ‘see you later.’ Love you, fly high! We have always liked a parade.”
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the West Point City Cemetery, 80 North 4000 West, West Point, Utah 84015. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah 84015.
Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com.