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Willard Giles Humphries - 10/1/2005

Class of 1942

ENTERPRISE - Willard Giles Humphries was reunited with his eternal sweeheart, Emmarene, and his Heavenly Father on October 1, 2005. Willard was born on March 8, 1923, in Hurricane, Utah to John Allen and Emma Bleak Humphries. He graduated from Hurricane High School in 1942. On April 13, 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army. He served 165 days on the front lines.

While serving his country, he started writing to a young lady from Enterprise, Utah. When the war ended, he returned to Hurricane, and made a trip to Enterprise where he finally met and fell in love with Emmarene Staheli. Four months later they were married, on May 22, 1946, in the St. George LDS Temple.

They lived in Hurricane and Salt Lake City before moving to Enterprise in 1948, where they have resided since.

Willard was a hard worker. He worked on his farm and ranch, working side by side with his family members, teaching each of them the value of work.

He has always been very active in the LDS Church, serving in many positions including, teacher, High Councilor, Bishopric member, President of the Enterprise Indian Branch, Home Teacher and choir member.

He is survived by his children: Vernon (Vicky) of West Jordan, Jean Smith of Provo, Allen (Melanie), DeLaun (Tereasa) both of Enterprise, Marlene (Clive) Bunker of Las Vegas, NV., Ronald (Teresa) of Enterprise, 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Irene Sumsion of Orem, Ruby Jennings of Hurricane and Eleanor Stephens of Salt Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, son-in-law Robert Smith, and his four brothers and nine sisters.
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