Merwin Clair DeWitt passed away peacefully at home in Winslow on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. in the Relief Society Room. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Woodruff Cemetery.
He was born at home Aug. 12, 1932, in Woodruff. He grew up in Woodruff, raising animals and farming
with his family. This is where he learned to be a good cowboy and a hard worker.
He served a mission for the LDS church at age 19 in Texas and then another mission with his wife Diana in 2000 in Utah. Merwin and Diana were married for 60 years. They had eight children. Merwin loved being a cowboy and this is what he did his whole life. He loved his family and his religion most of all. He served in many positions in The LDS church and he loved to talk to everyone about it, “a powerful lesson of a lifetime from a man I love.”
He was preceded in death by two sons, Boyd and Curtis; and his wife, Diana.
He leaves behind Clair, Eric, Milo, Douglas, Renn and Melissa; 31 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.