Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Elmer John Widic

1919 ~ 2012
Elmer John Widic passed away in his home on February 16, 2012.
Elmer was born in Green River, Wyoming on October 10, 1919. His parents were Joseph Widic and Pearl Philbrick. He graduated from Green River High School in 1937. In June of 1939 he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Louise Perkins. Elmer worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for a number of years. In 1945 Elmer went to work for Mt. Fuel Supply company at Hiawatha, Utah. He remained with them for 37 years before retiring from Questar Corp. in 1982. After retiring he was instrumental in forming the Questarians, a retirement group for Questar employees.
In late 1982 he and Dorothy built a home in and moved to Riverdale, Utah. They resided there until a few months before his death.
Elmer had a great love for trains and airplanes. He owned and flew his own aircraft for several years. His home was filled with model airplanes and his own miniature railroad, all of which he built.
He really enjoyed music and dancing and had a collection of over a thousand songs. Dorothy and he loved to camp and spent many many days roaming the hills of Wyoming in search of Native American artifacts. Elmer's greatest love was his wife and partner, Dorothy. They became fast friends with and had the love and respect of all who knew them. Their 73 years of marriage is a real monument to true love, caring and sharing.
In addition to Dorothy, Elmer is survived by his daughter, Mary Jo Spencer; his sister, Dixie Genetti; four grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his sister-in-law, Blanch Brown and his brother-in-law, Mel Perkins.
A visitation with the family, in memory of Elmer, is planned for March 3rd from 1 to 4 p.m. at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. No formal service is planned per Elmer's wishes.
The family has requested no flowers. Those wishing to honor him may do so by contributing to the Hospice Foundation in recognition and thanks for the care he received with love and compassion for the last several months of his life. Their address is: Community Nursing Services, 425 East 5350 South, Suite 110, South Ogden, UT 84405.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

Published in Deseret News from February 25 to March 2, 2012

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