Floyd Benjamin Devey

February 19, 1939September 10, 2013

Floyd Benjamin Devey passed away on September 10, 2013 in Salt Lake City. He was born February 19, 1939 in Salt Lake City, Utah to his mother Florence Amelia West and his father Franklin Avery Devey. His mother died just 10 days after his birth and he was raised by a loving mother who raised him as her own with love and compassion. She was not only his mother but also a loving grandmother to Floyd and Dowena's children. He attended Olympus High School. He married Dowena Joan Vander Werff on February 14, 1959 and later sealed in The Salt Lake Temple. Floyd had many abilities and skills which he generously shared with friends and neighbors. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He helped others during his 30 years on the Salt Lake City Fire Department and retired as a Captain. He was a handyman and a first responder for widows. Floyd is preceded in death by Baby Boy Devey, parents Franklin Devey and Florence Amelia West, Step-Mother Alice Devey and sisters Florence Gheen and Fern Soderstrom. He is survived by wife Dowena Joan Devey, children Daniel Floyd (Denise), Dexter Benjamin (Robin), David Franklin (Shelley), Debra Headlock (Kenneth), Darin John (Brandi) and De Ann Moore (Donald), sister Fay Hansen (Norman) 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Floyd will be remembered as our husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He left us much too soon, but with memories we will all cherish. Services will be held September 14 at 11:00 AM at Highland Stake Center 2738 Sout Fillmore Street. The family will receive friends September 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary at 3401 Highland Drive and again September 14 at 10:00 Am before services at the ward.


  • Visitation Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Carol Black

September 28, 2013

Floyd and Dowena showed a lot of kindness many times in their lives to a lot of people, including to me. One time, my kids did a surprise repair, spruce up of my home for me as I was out of town. Floyd and Dowena apparently found out about it. Floyd fixed a kitchen oven and Dowena washed a lot of very dusty curtains for me. I think they have both quietly done things like this for many people, including their famies, neighbors, and folks they don't even know very well. These kinds of things are a testament to Floyd and Dowena's example and legacy for their descendants. I'm sure Floyd is watching over Dowena, especially, until they will be together again. I'm so glad they have been such wonderful grandparents to my grandchildren. - With Love, Carol Black

Frankie Greenleaf

September 13, 2013

Floyd was a great neighbor to have next door. I was a single parent raising two kids. If Floyd happen to see me outside trimming a tree, etc., he would come right over and help me. Floyd was a good man who was very accepting of others and always willing to offer a helping hand. I'm sure he will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to Floyd's family.


September 13, 2013

Dave and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you

Cris Myers

September 13, 2013

I am honored to call Floyd a friend, and had wonderful opportunities to learn and grow from his life examples and friendship. Floyd is truly one of our Heavenly Father's choice, and great sons. Floyd, thanks for the memories.

September 13, 2013

I will always remember Floyd fondly as one of the finest people one could ever meet. He treated everyone fairly with equal dignity and consideration for all. His presence at many family camping reunions is memorable, and he taught me many priceless lessons and imparted his wisdom when we worked on re-modeling Wilma's basement. What a good man! Steve Oberle, and boys Michael, Tyrell and Jarome

Birk Pope

September 13, 2013

He was another Father to me. I cannot think of a single time when we met that he missed asking how I was doing and he was genuine in wanting to know. It seems I had him by my side growing up in so many aspects of life, learning an honest work ethic at his home, being taught in church meetings over many years, going on so many scout trips with him, just spending time visiting at the house, even having him come work at my mothers home after my dad died. I was blessed to live a few doors down, blessed to have his son as a best friend and blessed to witness every family on Glenmare Street find joy in the pure service he offered so often.

September 13, 2013

I have been torn by a need to make my one visit a year with my son, or to attend the funeral for Uncle Floyd. I will attend the viewing Friday night, but have to choose my own son over the funeral. It was a very hard decision, and I want you all to know I have a multitude of fond memories of Uncle Floyd and ALL the Devey family. Love, Dale

Birk and Melody Pope

September 13, 2013

I love this man. He has always been there to lend a helping hand or just to give you an award winning smile. He was a tender hearted teddy bear and he taught the world so much. He was blessed and raised a wonderful family and he treated them well; he was so very proud of all of you. His example of service, empathy and love will live on in the hearts of so many. I am sure he had many that greeted him in heaven and thanked him for the service he rendered here and the great man he was. To his family we express our love and support. To Dowena, Thank you for helping to create the man, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and husband he became.

David Devey

September 13, 2013

My father wanted no fanfare. He lead a quiet unassuming life where he tried his best to think of others first - this will be his legacy. I was blessed to have such an example.

Pamela Bird

September 13, 2013

We we're priveleged to have had such a wonderful uncle. We spent many days with him and his family in the pursuit of businesses, service and many Fire fighter parties and events. We will miss you!