Faron Victor Wilkins

February 25, 1926 — February 25, 2015

Faron Victor Wilkins

FEBRUARY 25, 1926 - FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Faron Victor Wilkins passed away, February 25, 2015 at his home on his 89th Birthday, surrounded by family, after a valiant struggle with congestive heart failure. Faron was born February 25, 1926, in Vernal, Utah, the son of Victor and Merle Wilkins. He is survived by his wife, Lila G. Wilkins; son, Duane (Margie) Wilkins (Mesa, AZ); daughter, Pat (Paul) Roden (Draper, Utah); son, Stuart (Holly) Wilkins (Vernal, UT); son, Robert (Joanna) Wilkins (Vernal, UT); 12 grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren; sister: Verla (Howard) Walker (St. George, UT); and brother: Edgar (Carolyn) Wilkins (Littleton, CO). He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Merle Wilkins; brothers: Wayne and Clyde Wilkins; sisters: Velda Gentry and Elaine Hall. Faron grew up in Vernal and graduated from Uintah High School. He then served in the South Pacific in the Navy, during World War II. After his return from serving his country, he married Lila R. Goodrich, June 25, 1947 in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple.He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including: Elders Quorum President, Seventy, High Priest Group Leader, High Council, councilor in two separate bishoprics, Bishop and Temple worker. He grew up working with his father and uncles in the trucking business. After serving in the military, he returned to rejoin the family trucking business. Later, he and his brother, Wayne Wilkins, formed Wilkins Transportation and included charter busses. They later sold the trucks, but continued the bus line and were co-owners of the business for over 50 years. He and Wayne also co-owned the Dinosaur Quarry Gift Shop and Dinosaur National Monument Tram and consessions. He retired in the Spring of 1997. Faron loved spending time with his wife, Lila, and family; working in his yard and garden; working on projects with his sons; visiting with family, neighbors and friends (especially sitting outside on their patio); and serving in the Vernal Temple. Funeral Services for Faron Wilkins 89, of Vernal husband of Lila Goodrich Wilkins. Will be conducted Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11 am at the Vernal 2nd ward LDS Chapel Friends and family may call Monday from 6-8 pm at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary and at the Chapel from 9:45-10:45. Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park with Military Honors from the American Legion and Utah National Guard under the direction of the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.www.blackburnvernalmortuary.com
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