Floyd Devey Obituary

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Floyd Benjamin Devey

February 19, 1939 - September 10, 2013
Obituary

Floyd Benjamin Devey passed away on September 10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. He was born February 19, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to his mother Florence Amelia West and his father Franklin Avery Devey. His mother died just 10 days after his birth and he was raised by a loving mother who raised him as her own with love and compassion. She was not only his mother but also a loving grandmother to Floyd and Dowena's children. He attended Olympus High School. He married Dowena Joan Vander Werff on February 14, 1959 and later sealed in The Salt Lake Temple. Floyd had many abilities and skills which he generously shared with friends and...
Floyd Benjamin Devey passed away on September 10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. He was born February 19, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to his mother Florence Amelia West and his father Franklin Avery Devey. His mother died just 10 days after his birth and he was raised by a loving mother who raised him as her own with love and compassion. She was not only his mother but also a loving grandmother to Floyd and Dowena's children. He attended Olympus High School. He married Dowena Joan Vander Werff on February 14, 1959 and later sealed in The Salt Lake Temple. Floyd had many abilities and skills which he generously shared with friends and neighbors. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He helped others during his 30 years on the Salt Lake City Fire Department and retired as a Captain. He was a handyman and a first responder for widows. Floyd is preceded in death by Baby Boy Devey, parents Franklin Devey and Florence Amelia West, Step-Mother Alice Devey and sisters Florence Gheen and Fern Soderstrom. He is survived by wife Dowena Joan Devey, children Daniel Floyd (Denise), Dexter Benjamin (Robin), David Franklin (Shelley), Debra Headlock (Kenneth), Darin John (Brandi) and De Ann Moore (Donald), sister Fay Hansen (Norman) 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Floyd will be remembered as our husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He left us much too soon, but with memories we will all cherish. Services will be held September 14 at 11:00 AM at Highland Stake Center 2738 Sout Fillmore Street. The family will receive friends September 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary at 3401 Highland Drive and again September 14 at 10:00 Am before services at the ward.

Share your memories or express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below or click here for entry suggestions.

"Floyd and Dowena showed a lot of kindness many times in their lives to a lot of people, including to me. One time, my kids did a surprise repair, spruce up..." Carol Black (Centerville, UT)

Submit Guest Book Entry
This Guest Book has 27 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Deseret News
1939 ~ 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah-Floyd Benjamin Devey passed away on September 10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. He was born February 19, 1939 in Salt...

Read obituary at Deseret News.

Salt Lake Tribune, The
1939 ~ 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah-Floyd Benjamin Devey passed away on September 10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. He was born February 19, 1939 in Salt...

Read obituary at Salt Lake Tribune, The.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now