Logan Herald Journal, 12/27/12
Shirley Whinham Bartschi, 87, passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2012, in Brigham City, Utah. Shirley was born in Montpelier, Idaho, on Nov. 22, 1925, to James A. and Rosella Grunig Whinham. Shirley and her loving husband, Dean, were married July 7, 1944, in the Logan LDS Temple. Just a week later, Dean was sent to serve in World War II. Dean’s release from duty came in April 1946, and that was a very happy day for both of them!
Shirley and Dean began their married life in Sharon, Idaho, then later moved to Montpelier, Idaho. In 1987, they moved to Cache Valley. They held many positions in the LDS Church. Shirley was a Primary teacher for 17 years. Dean and Shirley’s favorite position was serving in the Logan LDS Temple for 10 1/2 years as ordinance workers.
Shirley was the proud mother of four daughters. They are Marilyn Lugtu of Providence, Janette Bartschi of Ogden, Susan and Les Bowman of North Salt Lake and Kathy and Doug Price of Brigham City.
Shirley said her greatest calling in life was being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will never stop being a mother and we know that is a blessing that continues forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters Lucile, Francis, Louise and Virginia. Her younger brother, James Whinham, currently resides in Roy, Utah. Shirley is survived by her very loving husband of 68 years, Dean, four daughters, two sons-in-law, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank everyone who gave time and support to Shirley the last few years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Allen Mortuary, 420 E. 1800 North in North Logan, Utah. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Allen Mortuary. There will also be a viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The interment will be at Montpelier Cemetery in Idaho.
Online condolences may be left at www.allenmortua