Daniel Wilcox Perkins


Daniel Wilcox Perkins
Daniel Wilcox Perkins, 80, of Malad, passed away Saturday, May 23, 1998 in the Oneida County Hospital of Heart Failure.
He was born April 4, 1918 in Preston, Idaho, a son of James Christopher and Ella Althea Wilcox Perkins. His early years were spent in Preston, Idaho and Wheelon, Utah, where he graduated from Bear River High School at the age of 16. Dan attended Utah State Agricultural College for three years and was then called to serve in the Swiss German Mission.
He married Shirlie “B” Tueller on July 31, 1940, in the Logan LDS temple. After Shirlie’s passing on May 26, 1985, he married Sarah Archibald Bush in the Logan Temple, May 5, 1990.
During World War II, Dan served honorably in the U. S. Navy. Dan was employed with the Utah Power and Light Company, until his retirement following 38 years of service. He had been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as President of the Seventies Quorum, Young Men’s president, Drama Director, Employment Specialist, Stake Clerk, and for over 30 years as a Ward Clerk. He was also active in community service while living in Smithfield, Utah, Preston and Malad. He had been a member and held leader-ship positions in the Lions Club, Jaycees, American Legion and Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by his wife; Sarah of Malad; four sons: James B. (Ann) Perkins of Salt Lake City, Utah; Thomas D. (Nancy) Perkins of Vancouver, Washington; Dr. Brett W. (Linda) Perkins of Sacramento, California; Antonio V. (Brenda) Perkins of Emmett, Idaho; six daughters: Dana Lee (Don) Mikesell of Island Park, Idaho; Sherlauna T. (Lorenzo) Griffith of Preston, Idaho; Monique (Monte) Price of Malad, Idaho; Flossie P. (Deren) Bowman of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Tami (Brendt) Bennett of Logan, Utah; Juanita (Adrian) Medrano of Emmett, Idaho; one sister, Loudene P. Lamb of Provo, Utah; 45 grandchildren and 36 great¬grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirlie; a daughter, Georgene T. Perkins; two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 27, 1998 in the Malad LDS 2nd-5th Ward Chapel. Burial was in the Smithfield, Utah Cemetery, with military rites by the American Legion, Ernest W. Jones Post #65.

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