Wendall Kay Roth passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2011 in Moab, Utah at the age of 85.
Wendall was born May 24, 1925 in Rockford, Ill. to George Frederick and Gladys Amelia Forbes Roth. He met Mavis Evelyn Norman while on a sleigh ride and they married April 2, 1949.
Wendall and Mavis became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1958, and after making several trips to Salt Lake City area, moved to Sandy in 1967. They resided there until Wendall neared retirement, settling on Moab. He and Mavis were happiest when exploring the many science areas of central and southern Utah.
Wendall remained an active member of the LDS Church throughout his life, and was an example to each of his 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, Dana Wendall (Robyn) Roth, of Sandy, Utah and Mark André Roth, of Shakopee, Minn.; a daughter, Jennifer Lee Roth, recently of Moab; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Roth, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and a sister, Carol (Charles) Barker, of Shirland, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis, a son, Jeffery Alan, and a daughter-in-law, Laurie Roth.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Moab 2nd Ward Chapel located at 475 West 400 North. A viewing will be held Feb. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 North 100 West, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.