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Dean William Burgoyne (1955-2018) Obituary

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Dean William Burgoyne (1955-2018) Obituary

Posted: 1543967850000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1543967877000
Surnames: Burgoyne, Wuthrich
News-Examiner, 12/3/18

Dean William Burgoyne, 63, passed away on November 5, 2018, in his sleep at home in Yuma, AZ. He was born in Salt Lake City, UT on February 12, 1955 to Harold and LaDell Burgoyne.

Dean was 2nd oldest of their 4 children. He also had an older half sister and brother. Dean lived in Bountiful until he was six years old, when his family moved to Montpelier, ID. He graduated from Bear lake high School in 1973, with a scholarship to the ISU Automotive department. He chose the Auto-Body repair program and graduated in 1974.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Trudy Kay Wuthrich on October 12, 1974. She was the love of his life, and he gave his all to her and their 4 children. Dean and Trudy owned and operated D&T Auto Body in 1974, until 1988 when Dean sold the business to his younger brother, Bruce.

Dean always had a yearning to go North to Alaska, and the opportunity came up to go to work at Prudhoe Bay, for Peak Oil Field Service Company. He worked for them for 30 years and was an excellent employee. He moved from the Ford Paint Shop up to the Mechanic Shop, and then on to become Superintendent of the Light duty Ford Shop. His employees were his second family, along with many others; throughout his years working on the slope. Dean loved camping and fishing with his family on the Kasilof River in Alaska. In fact, he loved all of Alaska and its many wonders. In 2016 he decided it was time to take early retirement and buy an RV, so he and Trudy and Trevor, could travel and visit their children and beloved grandchildren in the lower 48. Many great adventures followed, and wonderful memories made.

Dean gave his life to Jesus as a born again Christian in 2017. He enjoyed being a certified chaperone with the Special Olympics.

Dean is survived by his wife, Trudy of Yuma; daughter, Kathryn (Shad) Helm of Lewiston, ID; Son, Robert (Rheannon) of Liberty Lake, WA; Kara (Parker) Weech of Rexburg, ID; Trevor of Yuma; seven grandchildren who he adored. Dean is also survived by his brother, Bruce (Debbie) of Montpelier, ID, and sister, Bonnie (Wyatt) Wilcox of Santaquin, UT. A celebration of Life will be held in Montpelier, ID at a later date.

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