William David ‘Bill’ Utby
July 10, 1945 Oct. 31, 2017 William David “Bill” Utby, 72, of Jane, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at his residence after months of declining health. He was born on July 10, 1945, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Charles William and Esther (Davis) Utby.
He was raised and attended school in southern California. He attended college while living in Hawaii. On Aug. 21, 1970, he was united in marriage to Diane Winkler, and together they shared the last 47 years. They resided several years in Santa Ana and Riverside, Calif., before moving to Jane in 2013. He was a civil designer throughout his life and a member of the Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed reading, playing golf, antique cars and caring for his animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Diane of the home; two children, Tommy Bowen of Jane and Patty (Tom) Saulsbery of Jane; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes with Pastor Marilyn O’Brien officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.