Wendell Birch
Wendell Birch
  • December 24, 1924 - November 29, 2017
  • Sandy, Utah

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Wendell Birch passed away peacefully on November 29, 2017. He was born on December 24th, 1924 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Ulysses and Winnifred North Birch and was the 8th of 9 children.

He grew up in St. Anthony, Idaho where he met his sweetheart, Beverley Soule. They married in 1948 after his service with the Navy in the South Pacific during WW11 on the Steamer Bay Aircraft carrier. After marrying they moved to Utah and Wendell began his 34 year career in the automobile industry starting in sales and eventually serving as general manager of Ken Garff Honda. They settled in Holladay for most of their married years.

He loved spending time with family in Island Park, Idaho at the family cabin. He had a great knowledge of the world and a passion for seeing it.

Wendell is survived by his 3 children, Wendy (Kevin) Divine, Shelley (Jeffrey) Hilbert and Robert (Kristi Goodman) Birch, along with 8 special grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear sister Jayne Green. He leaves behind his very dear friend, Mazie Buck who we all love. Preceded in death by his wife, Beverley; parents; and 7 siblings. Special thanks for the loving care he received from Legacy Retirement Center and for his special caregivers (Rosemary's girls), who took such good care of him.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 8th 2017, at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park at 3:00 p.m. A viewing will also be held from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. prior to the graveside in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, SLC UT