William Prue

William Prue

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Live streaming of the services will be available at on the Live Webcast page starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020

William Kent Prue
(1937 – 2020)

William K. “Bill” Prue passed away peacefully of natural causes, at his home in Lehi, Utah on May 3, 2020. Bill was born on May 18, 1937, in Provo, Utah to Kent A. and Fornia Peterson Prue. He was the oldest of nine children, and at one point his parents had the distinction of having five sons serving in the U.S. Navy at the same time. Bill grew up in Orem, Utah, and graduated from Lincoln High School in Orem in 1956. His Navy career began early, when he joined a Navy Reserve unit at age 17 while still a junior at Lincoln High. Bill was proud of his Navy Service. He served seven tours of duty during the Vietnam War, spending one full year in Vietnam. He was a Chief Petty Officer during much of his 20 years of active duty, and he served a total of ten additional years in the reserves.

Bill married Marita Nadine Woodbury in 1958, and they raised five children: John Kent (Patricia) Prue, SherRon Prue Smith, La Dawn Prue (Steven) Larsen, Sean Mark Prue, and Lonn Joel “LJ” (Tamara) Prue. They were later divorced. Bill married JoAnn Brinkerhoff Packer in the Salt Lake Temple in December 1988, and they were married for over 25 years until her death on September 22, 2014. Bill married Veda Joan Skousen on January 15, 2016, and she survives him.

After his Navy career, Bill earned an Associate Degree in Building Construction from Utah Technical College in Salt Lake City, and he enjoyed a second career as a building contractor for many years. Bill could fix anything, and even after retirement, he loved to help people with any kind of project. Bill also loved the mountains and the outdoors (especially Lamb’s Canyon), and he was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper, fishing with family and friends throughout the United States, including several trips to Alaska.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jesse, his sister LaRae and his wife JoAnn. He is survived by his wife Joan, five children, ten step-children: Annette (Jamie) Dester, Cindy Packer (Merrill) Kingston, Scott (Donna) Packer, David (Brenda) Packer, Donna (Gene (deceased)) Sadler, John (Rebbie) Skousen, Bruce (Kim) Skousen, Russell (Debbie) Skousen, Alycia (William Woolf) Skousen, and Kathleen (Michael) Garcia, 47 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by six siblings: Richard, Jerry, Charles, David, Denise, and Doren.

Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in the Orem City Cemetery with Military Honors. A viewing will be held that same day from 10-10:45 a.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem. Live streaming of the services will be available at on the Live Webcast page starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
    Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
    646 East 800 North
    Orem, UT 84097
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  • Service

    Orem City Cemetery
    1520 North 800 East
    Orem, Utah 84097
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    Live streaming of the services will be available at on the Live Webcast page starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020


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David C. Skousen

Posted at 12:28am
May 29--Just heard the news. Although I didn't see your husband often, his quiet and happy demeanor made me happy to be in his presence. I'm so glad you chose this good man as a partner before he passed.
Much love,
David and Judy Skousen

MaryAnn Prue

Posted at 10:29pm
Dear Joan and family,
Thank you for live streaming the service for Uncle Will. I only met him a couple of times while visiting family out in Utah, but remember his strong personality. With the loss of my father, Jesse Prue, in February of this year, we especially feel for you and the grief of losing a loved one. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Blessings & love,
Irene, Christine & MaryAnn Prue

Christine Prue

Posted at 03:16pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with you as your grieve the loss of Uncle Will. May all the good memories you have bring you comfort as you gather to remember the impact he had on your lives. Sincerely, MaryAnn, Irene, and Christine Prue (your family in Georgia)

Brenda Ryan

Posted at 10:20pm
Sending my sincere condolences to Charles Prue for the loss of your brother... also condolences to the rest of William's family.
Brenda Kenney Brittain Ryan

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