Dewey Topham

Dewey TophamDecember 15, 1946 — April 5, 2016

Dewey Topham returned home to his Heavenly Father on April 5, 2016. He was born on December 15, 1946, to Fred and Willowdean Topham of Parowan Utah. Dewey graduated from Parowan High School in 1965 and then moved to Logan Utah where he attended Utah State University and eventually met his sweetheart Valorie Miles. Dewey and Val were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on December 20, 1968. After they were married the couple made their home in Parowan where Dewey finished his education at SUSC and together they raised five children. Dewey made his living as a butcher and was a well-loved member of the community. Dewey loved to serve others and through that service he touched many lives and made many great friends along the way. He served as a member of the Little Salt Lake Club, The Parowan Gun & Rod Club, as a Hunters Safety Instructor, scoutmaster, volunteer Fire Fighter, and in many other volunteer organizations.

Dewey was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in many different callings throughout his life. He loved the gospel and loved teaching his Sunday school class. He always made a point to get to know each and every one of them and to make them feel special.

Dewey loved spending time with his family and in the outdoors. Whether it was going hunting or fishing, the yearly Lake Powell houseboat trips, or just hanging out on the front lawn. Family always came first. He especially loved hanging out with his grandkids and all of their friends. He would go anywhere they wanted to go.

His is survived by his siblings Larry (Becky) Topham of West Valley City Utah, Nancy Topham of Parowan Utahand Bruce (Trish) Topham of Cedar City Utah. His children; Tamera (Bryan) Beck of Olathe KS, Kymberly Topham of Parowan Utah, Travis (Rochell) Topham of Parowan Utah, Deanna (Matt) Urie of Enoch Utah, Justin ( Lisa) Topham of Parowan Utah. His grandchildren; Jeremy, Jacy, Sydney, Cody, Mckenzie, Kayson, Austin, Kennadi, Gatlen, Colb, Payton, Lilly, Rylee and Jason. Along with many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

He is proceeded in death by his Eternal companion, Valorie, and his parents Fred and Willowdean Topham.

Funeral Services

  • Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Parowan 3rd/4th  Ward Chapel, 90 South Main, Parowan, Utah.
  • A viewing will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at the Church and on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Church.
  • Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.  

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