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EARL MORONI WALLACE, dearly loved and appreciated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, left mortality in Holladay, Utah 26 February, 2018. Born 4 July 1924 in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of Moroni B. Wallace and Sarah Edith Earl, married Esther Jackson 8 November 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple.
His greatest joys in life were his family, serving other people in Church and Civic activities, participant and spectator of sports, and his flower and vegetable gardens. His life was dedicated to service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many capacities including being a faithful home teacher, Bishop, High Councilor, Stake President, director of the Arizona Temple Visitors Center 1991-1993, 3 years as a volunteer in the Church Historical Department, and for 27 years as Stake Patriarch.
Earl was raised in Provo, Utah. In World War II he served 3 years in General Patton’s Third Army, 11th Armored Division. He was active in service organizations including the Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, and the Sugarhouse and Salt Lake Chapters of Kiwanis.
He worked for Mountain Bell and successors from 1946-1987. His career started as a collector of pay telephones. With the exception of five years in the Denver, Colorado offices, he worked in various assignments in Salt Lake, retiring as a district manager. After retirement, he returned to school and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Independent Studies from Brigham Young University.
He cherished his wife and children nurturing them with endless love and patience. He was known for his genuine love and concern for many treasured friends. He was respected for his integrity, wisdom, and compassion and honored by all who knew him regardless of status, age, income, or talent. He was no less kind in private than in public, no less gracious in pain than in health. He delighted in the beauties of the world and appreciated humor in a quiet, dignified manner. Faith, courage, obedience loyalty and hope were outstanding integral parts of his character.
He is survived by his six children: Lane (Rhonda) Columbus, Ohio; Brent (Julie) Mountain Green, Utah; Dale (Connie) Cedar City, Utah; George (Deborah) Hauula, Hawaii; Wendy Brewster (Steve, deceased) Sandy, Utah; Harlan (Karin) Holladay, Utah. He leaves a posterity of 26 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Frank (Carolyn) Aberdeen, Idaho. Preceded in death by his wife, Esther, and brother, Walter Devoe.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel located at 4601 South Chapel Drive (2565 East), Holladay, Utah. A viewing will be held Wednesday, March 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, SLC, UT, and at the chapel, March 15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park following the funeral service. Online condolences may be made at HolbrookMortuary.com.