Logan Herald Journal, 02/14/14
WEST POINT, UTAH — Kay Thompson Wanner, 79, passed away Feb. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at IMC Murray, Utah. He fought a valiant battle with the heart of a warrior. Everyone lovingly called him “Pops.” Kay was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Preston, Idaho, to Willard J. Wanner and Gladys LaVerna Thompson.
Kay graduated from Preston High School in 1953 and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Atkinson, on June 19, 1952, in the Logan LDS temple. He loved sports, and he lettered in basketball and track. He was on the starting five through his high school years. He loved watching the Jazz play.
Kay and his wife, Joyce, raised five children: Robin Kay Hampton, Jana Lee (Randy) Hobbs, Pamala (Jeff) Bates, Kelly Woodson, Richard John Wanner.
Kay retired from Utah Power and Light after 33 years of service. He also worked for Parker’s upholstery. During his retirement years he and Joyce worked for the National Forest Service in Island Park. They loved working outdoors. Pops also loved working with wood in his shop and making crafts for his children and grandchildren. Everyone loved going camping with them to be spoiled by Pops’ Dutch oven cooking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers. He is survived by one sister, Wilma Johnson, as well as 16 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the West Point Lakeside Stake Center, 855 N. 4000 West, West Point, Utah. A graveside service will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 15. at the Whitney Cemetery in Whitney, Idaho. The family would like to thank the heart team at Intermountain Medical Center for their dedicated care. Memories and condolences may shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com