1937-2018 David Winn Healey


Our beloved mother and grandmother, Thelma Loraine Spencer Healey, 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Alpine, Utah on September 23, 2018. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on November 25, 1937. She was the daughter of Orien Andrew Spencer and Viola Ida Madsen. She married David Winn Healey on June 22, 1956, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Loraine graduated from Lehi High School and fondly recalled being a member of the Gayettes vocal ensemble. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed being a lifeguard at the Saratoga resort. She had a great love of horses and was an accomplished equestrian. Being named the Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days Rodeo Queen was a great source of pride for her. Loraine’s favorite things were family gatherings, campouts, hunting, music and enjoying the beauty of nature. She loved spending time in her raspberry patch and made her famous raspberry jam which she lovingly shared with everyone.

Her quick wit and sense of humor were a hallmark of her personality. Her family will miss her beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Although she suffered many health issues and hardships over the last few years, Loraine faced them all with grace and strength.

Our loving father and grandfather, David Winn Healey, 84, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2018, in Alpine just hours after his beloved sweetheart, Loraine. In death, as in life, they were inseparable. David was born in Alpine, Utah on September 16, 1934. He was the son of Richard Winn Healey and Margretta Ann Stephens.

David graduated from American Fork High School and continued on to Brigham Young University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Education. He loved teaching and inspired the minds of many students during his 37-year career as an English teacher at Lincoln, Orem and Canyon View Junior High Schools.

David loved reading and could quote many literary masters. He instilled in his children a love of learning and a great appreciation for the power of the written word. He loved the outdoors and seasonally worked for the U.S. Forest Service. An avid hunter himself, he taught Hunter’s Safety for many years. David served in the Utah Army National Guard and was elected City Councilman. He was dedicated to preserving Alpine’s beauty and heritage.

David and Loraine were both faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities. They most treasured the 10 years they served as temple ordinance workers at the Mount Timpanogos Temple.

Together, they raised 8 children, Troy, Lael (Julene), Richard (Hanaleigh), Sharane Strong (Glen), Valene Harris (David), Catherine (Janet), Rees Wiscombe (Kevin) and Kristin Tenney (Chris). They are also survived by 31 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Loraine was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Carma. David was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Elaine, Shirley, VeLoy and Carol and brothers Richard Reese, Robert “Bob”, Stephen, and Richard “Dick”. David and Loraine were both preceded in death by their beloved grand-daughter Karlee.

The family wishes to thank Treasured Moments, OneCare and Envision for the compassionate and loving care they provided to our parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Deerfield LDS Ward Chapel, 676 Eagle View Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church and again on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Alpine City Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.warenski.com.

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