Timothy James Wilson

March 11, 1943November 19, 2020

Timothy James Wilson 1943-2020

Tim was born March 11, 1943 in Minturn, Colorado to Hughey Walter Wilson and Madeline Muriel Wilson. Tim lived his younger years in Salt Lake City, Utah before his family moved up to the LDS Church Farm that he and his family ran for 3 years. Tim told many stories of his time on the farm. Our favorite story to hear was the one when he outran a raging steer and lived to tell the tale. After they completed their assignment at the farm, the family moved to Kaysville, Utah where Tim graduated and played football for the Davis Darts football team. He was beyond elated when they took the State Championship that year! He was an active member of the Riverside 1st Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He faithfully served in any position he was given.

In his Ward, he played Santa for many years for the Ward kids. Yearly, he would pick 3-4 families that he felt were struggling with getting their kids Christmas presents. He would provide gifts from “Santa” to their families. He had 2 elves that helped him pull off the surprises (Amanda and Ina), that he considered his daughters.

Tim has a heart as big as his body (maybe bigger). He helped/watched over many friends who became his family. Tim and his brother re-connected after the passing of their mother in 2012. Tim was so glad they did.

Tim is survived by his Children: Rebecca Jean Hernandez (David), Michael K Wilson and Cathy Blanche Wilson. He was blessed with three Grandkids: Rebecca, Mary and David Jr., along with his 3 Great-grandkids: Kendall Manuel Hernandez, Chase Lloyd Gage and Matthew Wilson Gage. He is also survived by one Brother: Ray (Tomball, TX); and his only living Aunt and Uncle: Blanche and Clyde (Bud) Case (Braidwood, IL). He also leaves behind many friends from his ward, co-workers at SLC Street Crew, his dear friend Carol Floto, and others he has taken under his wing, as well as his beloved dachshund Chewy.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, his Brother Kevin and many others that await anxiously for his return to their open arms.

His family and friends want to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors at IMC’s Cardiac Care-ICU. They helped Tim one last time to be as comfortable as possible while he was there. His last wish was to come home to his beloved Chewy, to be at his side to provide comfort as he passed.

His brother Ray wants to acknowledge Jeff and Ina Oviett for their unwavering support for Tim for the past 20+ years. They were there when no one else was. He considers Jeff and Ina his own children.

Because of the COVID pandemic and Tim’s final wishes, there will be a Graveside Service only. There is no limit to the amount of people that wish to attend. The only requirements are that we must socially distance (6 ft. apart) and masks are required.

Graveside Service and final burial will be at Valley View Memorial Park located at 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City 84120 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020


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Rocky Catenzaro

November 22, 2020

Tim and I had an assignment at the old stake farm once, he and I needed to put some bails of hay in a in-closed area where a huge bull from one of the colleges (Utah State) I think. We were facing the bull and Tim wanted to show me the bull was not dangerous so he approached it and to my amazement the bull backed off a step, which really surprised me. Then I saw the bull put his head down and scuffed his hoof twice on the ground, Tim started to back up only to be tripped by a bail of hay. He started to get up and was kneeling with one knee when the bull came at him launching Tim in the air. I jumped in hitting the bull as hard as I could, I witnessed a miracle when Tim squeezed under the bottom rail, it would have been a chore for me to do that, but Tim had no choice because the bull was hitting Tim and rolling him around on the ground. Tim knew if he didn’t get under the rail, the next hit would put him through and the end result would have been disastrous. I stood there in awe as I saw a man twice my size squeeze under. A film of that would have won him 10,000 dollars on funniest videos. At the time it was not funny at all. It’s not often one gets to see a miracle play out in front of you.

Amanda Oviatt

November 21, 2020

I remember one time, Tim, Jeff and Ina "kidnapped" me and took me to buy a pair of cowgirl boots. Tim knew how much I wanted a pair of them, and he wanted to make sure I got some. He was always doing something to help someone, and make them happy.
I love you, and will miss you, my other Dad. I'm really going to miss us teasing each other too.


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