William Elvin Healey passed away on August 5, 2016 at his home in Alpine. Elvin was born in Alpine on September 7, 1926 and was the youngest of six children born to James William Healey and Minnie Whitby Healey. Elvin grew up in Alpine and spent his childhood helping his father take care of the family farm. Elvin spent many of his early years herding cows during the summer, in the mountains above Alpine and spent many of his adult years hunting deer in those same mountains with his sons, daughter and close friends.
Elvin was a veteran of World War II where he was stationed in Japan and Korea. Elvin was very proud of his service in the Army and would often talk about his experiences during that time. Elvin was awarded the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.
Elvin worked for Utah Power and Light for 32 years, spending the last 8 years of his career with the Power Company living in American Fork Canyon, operating and maintaining the hydro-electric plant located there.
Dad is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joan, Alpine, Utah, four sons and one daughter. LeRon (Connie) Richfield Utah, Alese Jolley, American Fork Utah, Todd, Alpine, Utah, Korey (Jody) Alpine, Utah, Ryan (Stefanie) Alpine, Utah, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.
Dad is proceeded in his son, Kelly and two grandsons, Brandon Healey and Tyler Huff.
There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Alpine City Cemetery at 11:00 am. Friends of the family are welcome to attend.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Intermountain Hospice Care and Chris Penn for their loving care given to Dad.
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