Oct 032012

Erwin Mahonri Prestwich, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home in Snowflake. Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock this morning (Oct. 5) at the Snowflake Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 175 W. Ninth South. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Concluding services and interment will be held at the R.V. “Mike” Ramsay Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.
He was born in Delta, Utah, on Oct. 26, 1927, the seventh of 12 children. Erwin married Connie LaRue Hansen in the Manti Temple on March 31, 1951. They are the proud parents of 11 children, Karen (Alan) Cheney, Sandra (Richard) Rogers, Stephen (Sue) Prestwich, Garth (Bonnie) Prestwich, Karl (Terri) Prestwich, Gregory (Letha) Prestwich, Cathleen (Kurt) Westover, Eugene (Wyndie) Prestwich, David (Risako) Prestwich, Daniel (Danelle) Prestwich and Jared (Paula) Prestwich.
Their posterity includes 60 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. After schooling in Delta, he served in the Spanish American Mission. Following his mission and marriage, he entered Brigham Young Uni-versity, graduating in 1955.
Some remarkable circumstances led him to accept a position at Snowflake High School, teaching Spanish and English. Later he transferred to Snowflake Intermediate School, where he taught fourth grade.
As a lifelong member of the LDS, he served in various capacities. He and his wife Connie fulfilled three missions to Ecuador, Quito; Chile, Santiago; and Mexico, Mexico City Temple.
His membership in the church and his large family have always been the focal points of his life. In addition, sharing his love of the Spanish language, any kind of building, gardening and reading have made his life full and rewarding.
Owens Livingston Mortuary in Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.