Daniel WitbeckMarch 1, 1932 ~ May 22, 2017 (age 85)
Daniel Witbeck, age 85, of Bluebell, passed away May 22, 2017, at his home.
He was born March 1, 1932, in Roosevelt, to Dee and Maragaret Billings Witbeck. He married Lilly Darlene Taylor, and they later divorced. He married Jeneal Huff, on December 6, 1976, in the Provo LDS Temple.
Dan was a partner in a pre-cast concrete business for a time. He had graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science and used that degree to teach drafting, industrial arts, and math, at Vernal Jr. High School, Vernal High School, and then at Thompson Elementary in Ioka, retiring after 15 years of teaching there. He was a master builder and carpenter, and an excellent gardener – some say he had two green thumbs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and helping other people. He was always teaching, especially his children, and was often on the look-out for a teaching opportunity.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities, including the Boy Scouts, in the Bishopric, as a High Councilor, and lastly as a Vernal LDS Temple worker.
Dan was a loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children, Dennis (Diane) Witbeck, Wendover, UT; Martha Witbeck Hall, Roosevelt; Radine Mace, White House, TN; Brad (Jill) Witbeck, St. George; Jordan (Sherma) Witbeck, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy (Roy) Pistorius, Draper; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a great-granddaughter, Madison Grayless; and his nine siblings.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Altamont LDS Stake Center where there will a viewing on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m.
Burial will be in the Bluebell Cemetery. Condolences may shared at www.hullingermortuary.com