Feb 042013

Melvin Kent DeWitt, 90, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his home in Snowflake. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, preceded by a viewing at 9:30 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Snowflake Stake Center. Interment will take place after the service at the Mike Ram-say Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.
He was born in Snowflake to John Daniel and Caroline A. Webb DeWitt.
Melvin was married to Wilna Lamoreaux DeWitt on Oct. 13, 1949, in the Mesa LDS Temple.
He lived in Arizona, Utah and Mexico. He spent most of his adult life teaching music in Snowflake.
Melvin served five missions with his wife for the LDS church and one mission as a young man.
He was a World War II veteran, serving from June 12, 1943, to September 6, 1945, as a staff sergeant in the Army, 410th Bombardment 94th group.
Survivors include Gayle (Edward) Whetten, Diane (Tom) Richardson, M. Douglas (Rebecca) DeWitt, Alan (Linda) DeWitt, Bradley (Brenda) DeWitt and Julie (Kenneth) Turner; 31 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, his wife of 57 years, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.