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William Chilton "Bill" Edens
1935 - 2017
Early Life: Bill was born April 6, 1935, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of Wilbur Chilton Edens and Mary Elizabeth Summers Edens. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston.
Life's Work | Service | Interests: Bill attended Brigham Young University. He was a very active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the gospel and enjoyed serving in numerous callings throughout his life. He served a full-time mission in the Northwest United States. His favorite calling of all was home teaching, especially when it was with one of his sons. On January 31, 1964, Bill married Edith Elizabeth Clendenin in an LDS Chapel in Charleston, West Virginia. They saved their money to make the trip across the country and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple, as his parents were in California at the time, the following year in May. As a small business owner, Bill was well-known and loved by the community. He served them for many years with the utmost of integrity. His most remembered business was probably his Auto Parts Store, Sissonville Tire and Auto, in Sissonville, West Virginia. Bill loved to sing. His wonderful, deep bass voice was expressed in choirs, at home, in the car, while he worked (anywhere), and he taught his children many silly songs. His love of music was passed to all his children; each play at least one instrument, sing, and have music as an integral, important part of their lives. He also loved: working newspaper crossword puzzles, playing games with his wife, children and grandchildren and reading. He especially loved reading about any history, his favorites being military and church and he loved visiting any museum or show related to them. He collected stamps and coins. He also enjoyed antique car shows. William Chilton Edens passed away peacefully in his sleep late in the evening of August 20, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving, devoted family. Bill had suffered a severe TBI from a fall in his Eagle Mountain home earlier that week. He was 82.
Family Message: "Bill was a selfless, loving, devoted, loyal, dependable and fun husband, father, brother, uncle, son grandfather and friend. He always worked hard to provide for and to protect his family. He had his daughters and granddaughters each convinced that they were his favorite chickadee. He taught volumes, with no need for words, through his humble actions. He was a generous gentle giant full of unconditional love for not only his family and friends but for all he came in contact with. His selfless love for family, friends and all who knew him has left a lasting impression. He is and will be dearly missed. With much love, until we meet again; husband, dad, brother, papa, uncle and friend."
Survived By: His loving, devoted wife of 53 years, Edith Clendenin Edens; his five children: Robin (Garry) Cunningham, Bill Jr. (Lori) Edens, Alison (Bill) Pruitt, Nicole Wilson and Mark (Robin) Edens; 18 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, three great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren; his siblings: Daniel (Linda) Edens, Jim Edens, David Edens and Sandy (Don) Harris.
Preceded In Death By: His parents.
Services: Eagle Mountain Stake Center
Burial: Pony Express Memorial Cemetery
Original Obituary Published By:
© Utah Valley Mortuary | August 2017
Bio compiled by: Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley