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Willie Barnard Hunsaker
Willie Barnard Hunsaker

January 28, 1927 - May 6, 2018
Born in Brigham City, Utah
Resided in Brigham City, Utah
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Our loving husband and father, Willie Barnard Hunsaker, returned peacefully to his Heavenly home, Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 91. His sweet wife, Betty, was by his side as she patiently cared for him through a seven-year illness.
Willie was born January 28, 1927 in Brigham City and raised in Honeyville, the ninth child of Frank and Harriett Hunsaker. He served his country honorably as a “Seabee” in the Navy and received the Purple Heart medal for injuries received in action.
After returning home, Willie and Betty met while he was doing road work in Eureka, Utah. He married Betty Elaine Henderson, who was the girl of his dreams and has been the love of his life for 68 years. They were married in Elko, Nevada on October 21,1949, and later sealed for all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.
They lived in Honeyville for the first six years of their marriage and have spent the remaining years in their home in Brigham City. Willie worked as an aircraft mechanic at Hill Field until he retired. He later worked with his sweetheart as caretakers for the LDS Brigham City Tabernacle.
He loved people and had friends wherever he went. He also loved to serve others. He and Betty served as ordinance workers in the Ogden Temple for six years. They also served as Family History missionaries and volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels.
Willie was a great advocate for scouting and spent many hours of service helping young men, including grandsons, receive the rank of Eagle Scout. He was awarded the “Silver Beaver” for his countless hours of dedication to the scouting community. He was active in the VFW, American Legion, the Box Elder Symphonic Choir and Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He was also very active in the LDS church and served in many capacities.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle across the western United States and Canada with his wife. He loved snowmobiling, flying airplanes and attending USU football and basketball games with his nieces and nephews, but what he loved most was spending time with his family.
Willie touched far more lives than just his family. He was looked up to by many people and loved by everyone that knew him. He is deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
Willie is survived by his wife, Betty, and five daughters: Harriett Hunsaker, Georgiann (Doug) Willoughby, Winnie (Mark) Rohde, Vickie (Chuck) Johnson and Staci (Tim) Jones. He has 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Brigham City 3rd Ward Chapel, 200 N. 200 W., Brigham City, UT.
Viewings will be held Friday, May 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Myers Mortuary 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 am at the Church.
Interment will follow at the Honeyville Cemetery with Military Honors Accorded.
His family would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice for their loving care and kindness.

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Visitation
Myers Mortuary
205 South 100 East
Brigham City, Utah 84302
May 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visitation
Brigham City 3rd Ward
203 West 200 North
Brigham City, UT US 84302
May 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
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Brigham City 3rd Ward
203 West 200 North
Brigham City, UT US 84302
May 12, 2018
11:00 AM