May 10, 2006
Wallace Heloy Epperson passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, in Bountiful, Utah, at the age of 89. He was born July 22, 1916, in Heber City, to Clara Howarth and Sidney Wallace Epperson. After graduating from Wasatch High School, Wally joined the CCC and worked for the Heber City Mercantile where he met Arvilla Duke Lindsey. They were married Oct. 4, 1942.
Wally entered the United States Army during WWII and served in the European Theatre. He reached the rank of Lt. Colonel and served in the Army and Army Reserve until his retirement. He then worked as a civilian at Hill AFB. Wally’s many interests included fishing, gardening, reading and photography. He and Arv also enjoyed extensive world travel with family and friends. Wally was a consummate gentleman who was known and loved for his intelligence and keen sense of humor.
Wally was preceded in death by his wife, Arvilla, and brother, Dean. He is survived by his brother, Max (Norma) of Arizona; sisters: Bette Thomas of California and Geniel Buys of Washington; a stepson, J.L. Lindsey of California and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, followed by interment in the Heber City Cemetery with military honors.