Viola Wittwer Squires, 90, of Centerville, Utah, passed away at her home of causes incident to age April 23, 2012. Born January 3, 1922, in St. George, Utah to William and Agnes Winona Earl Wittwer, she was raised in Bunkerville, Nevada and also lived in Logandale and Las Vegas among myriad loving cousins and friends. She considered herself a "desert rat" and truly loved her home town. She married her favorite dance partner, L. Boyd Squires after his service in the Navy Air Corps, July 10, 1945, in the St. George LDS temple, and they made their home in Centerville, Utah for 65 years where they raised their family.
Viola loved her family, dancing, healthy living, gardening and ministering to others. She devoted a generous part of her life teaching others about health and nutrition. She was an active member of the LDS church giving service as a temple worker, as a missionary in San Diego, CA; Astoria, OR; and Orlando, FL, and as a youth leader especially in dancing and scouting. She greeted those she loved with a wink and a smile and had a deeply ingrained pioneer work ethic. She will be missed by her loving children Lorin E. (Carolyn) Squires, Jana R. (Layne) Flake, Merlin J. (Virginia) Squires, Phillip L. (Barbara) Squires, Ferren K. (Connie) Squires, Glen W. (Charlotte) Squires, Carolyn (Brent) Blackburn, 37 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren (with nine more for her to kiss and send this year), and brother Marion S. (Audrey) Wittwer. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd, her brothers Karl, William and Neil Wittwer, and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Chase Squires. A special thanks to her caregivers Tonette Roberts, Melissa Jensen, Susan Skraznas, and Legacy Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, 11 a.m.. at the Centerville Canyon Ward, 160 South 300 East. Visitation will be Sunday, April 29 from 6-8 p.m.. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and at 9:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment Centerville Cemetery 600 E. 400 South. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.