Our father, DeVerl U Byington returned to Heaven April 15, 2019 to his beautiful wife and daughter just before his 88th birthday. He was born in Tremonton, Ut on April 27, 1931. He was raised in Carey & Rockland, ID.
Dad loved boxing and was a Golden Gloves Champion in his division. He served a 2-year LDS mission in Kentucky/Tennessee. Soon after, he met the love of his life in Jerome Idaho (his Joanie). They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Dad joined the army and the newlyweds moved to Oklahoma where their first daughter was born. He graduated from BYU and win or lose he has been a True Blue BYU Cougar Fan. Dad was an entrepreneur, hard worker, and a self-starter. He owned and ran “Electronic Chassis” for many years. At one point in his life, he owned and managed 7 different companies. Dad was extremely patriotic and loved his country! He served in the heavy artillery division during the Korean War. He held "Patriotic History Classes" every Sunday for his grandchildren.
Dad believed in honesty and integrity in everything he did. He also taught his children about hard work and ownership.
He and Joan served a 2-year mission in Martins Cove, WY. He also served 2 years on various Humanitarian Missions. He volunteered at Utah State Prison as a counselor.
He loved working outside and took great pride in growing beautiful flowers in his yard.
Dad was a great example of loving God, Family, & Country.
We love you dad and we’ll miss you.
Dad is survived by his daughter, LaDell & spouse Paul Burgon, Tracy & spouse Keri Peterson, Sheri & spouse Scott Barker, and Troy and spouse Joe Webber, sister Udene Slama and brother Roy Byington. He was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan and his daughter, Kayli.
Graveside services will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12 noon in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove prior to the graveside at the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to DeVerl's grandsons’ charity. "Let It Flow" was started by Cody Barker and has donated clean water to 8 different countries. The charity helps families who are part of the nearly 1 billion people who don't have access to clean water.
www.Letitflow.org or venmo @Sheri-Barker
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