Milton Ricker Ouzts slipped away peacefully from this life, on April 8, 2018. Although this unique and charitable man will be deeply missed by his family, he returns to his Heavenly Father and loving family members who await him there, including the love of his life, Lois Maples.
Milton was born Dec. 1, 1921 in Celestia, South Carolina to Stacy P. Ouzts and Ida Mae Carter. He was the fourth of five children. He spent his early years in Hodges and Greenwood, South Carolina. After graduating from Greenwood High School he moved to Charleston, S.C. with a brother and worked in the Navy Yard there. At the Navy Yard he got his life-long career training as an electrician — working with the IBEW for over 45 years. Just a few months ago Milton received his 65th year pen with the IBEW. After his retirement as an electrician he worked with AARP teaching 55-Alive classes for many years. Milton served in the Navy during WW II.
He married Lois Elizabeth Maples on July 31, 1944 in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they spent 67 loving and devoted years side by side with one another. Milton was an active member of the LDS Church, a member of the Val Verda 2nd Ward for over 60 years. He loved the gospel and loved genealogy work, spending a lot of time these last couple of years in his recliner with his laptop doing Indexing. The Lord blessed him with a large posterity — 12 children, 35 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his children (and their spouse) Rick (Milton Jr.) (Jackie) of Toutle, WA.; Nadine (Richard) of The Villages, FL; Carl (Beverly) of Salt Lake City, Joyce of Bountiful; Kevin (Deanna) of Burlington, N.C.; Philip (Coralie) of Castle Dale; Paul (Jessica) of Layton; Steven (Kristine) of Mesa, AZ; Edward of Bountiful; Stacy Peter (Peggy) of Layton; Dale of Renton, WA; Irene (Phillip) of Mesa, AZ.
Our special thanks go to his caring nurse Donette Hurst (Inspiration Hospice) and his longtime friend Claude Newby — thank you for your loving care of our father.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Val Verda 2nd Ward Building, 3317 S. 800 West, Bountiful. A viewing will be held Friday evening 6 to 8 at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to services. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.