Wilbur Thayne Wagner

10/05/1930 - 12/26/2013

Wilbur Thayne Wagner, 83, passed away December 26, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Wilbur was born in Colonia Guadalupe, Chihuahua, Mexico to Albert Henry Wagner and Mary Willa Thayne Wagner on October 5, 1930. He loved his life on the farm and had great stories to tell. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with an unwavering testimony. His witty expressions and stories were filled with great wisdom. He married Carel Robinson in the Mesa Temple December 3, 1953 – they just celebrated their 60th anniversary. He is survived by his dear wife and 8 of their 9 children; Teria (David) Mortensen, St. George, UT; Paula (Art) Whiting, Mesa, AZ; Tamara (Larry) Reeves, Friendswood, TX; Brenda (Eric) Larsen, Orem, UT; Ted (Shauna) Wagner, Laredo, TX; Jana (Kirk) Tryon, Allen, TX; Kevin (Kim) Wagner, Chico, CA; and Shauna Wagner, Mesa, AZ. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Thelma Bluth and Elizabeth Belnap as well as 3 brothers, Dennis, Vaughn and Rick. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Carla Wagner, granddaughter Savannah Wagner and 4 brothers Kenyon, Dwaine, Henry, and Darryl. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11AM at the LDS church at 2334 E. Pueblo, Mesa, AZ with a viewing 1 hour before. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.

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