Lynn Michael Wilde, born February 1, 1935, in Logan, Utah, and died on March 3, 2015, from injuries sustained during an automobile accident. He was the middle child in a family of five children.
Wilde, 80, was a husband of 55 years to Ann L. Wilde, the love of his life. They married on December 30, 1959, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was the father to 11 children, one of whom preceded him in death. He also had 37 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
But that is not all.
He also was passionate about God, liberty, and loved his country-so much so that he spent 12 years defending the country while in the United States Navy, where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class. He also served in the Utah National Guard for a time.
The outdoors were special to Wilde, where he loved to explore, was passionate about trees, Southern Utah scenery, and long drives with his wife. His life-long love of cars was legendary-he seemed to have a different car any time a family member would visit. He died driving his beloved “tomato,” a red vehicle nicknamed by him and his wife because of the red color.
Having grown up after the depression, he was notoriously frugal, but never shirked helping those in need. He frequently invited those less fortunate for a meal in his home. His mantra was to “never throw anything away because you might need it someday.” His collections gave him an outlet for a creative mind.
He was a very intelligent man and his gruff nature belied his charm, wit, and thirst for knowledge. He will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife Ann, children Allison, Tamra, Leilani, Lynn, Sabrina, Naomi, Scott, Laura, Daniel, and Leslie, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
- A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 7, at noon at Springdale City cemetery.
- All are invited to the home of Grace Losser in LaVerkin, Utah, following services.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.