Wendell Poppleton Stuart, 89 returned to his Heavenly parents on November 15th, 2022, while on Hospice for congestive heart failure. He was born April 17th, 1933, to his mother Clora Poppleton and Father Charles Parker Stuart. He was a lifelong resident of Wellsville, Utah and believed it was truly paradise growing up on the farm of his parents.
He loved his horses and enjoyed chariot racing for a few years, but his most favorite thing was to just watch them outside his window. He took great care feeding them treats, manicuring and shoeing them and making sure they stayed healthy. He children enjoyed riding whenever they were visiting and later giving the grandchildren rides around the pasture.
He loved to go fly fishing and then bringing home his catch to smoke them in his smoker. He always liked to show off how many he could catch and of course all those big fish stories he loved to tell. He spent many years out at the reservoirs camping and fishing under the stars and loved open spaces.
He served in the army during the Korean War and was deployed when he was married and raising a young family. When he got home, he enjoyed life to the fullest. He had a boat that he would take out to Hyrum dam and took family and friends out to have fun with him.
There was not much he could not do. If it was broken, he could fix it. He would use old farming equipment or other used or leftover objects to make new or revitalize what was needed. He would often show up at one of his children’s homes and start working on a project to improve the yards, landscape, bring in big rocks, trees and pour cement for new stairs or a patio along with insets of decorative rocks. He helped build sheds and wander around our homes to see if he could find something to do. His handwork will be missed.
Most of his life he worked in construction pouring cement driving the huge trucks around the valley. He also did some welding and later in life he worked at Millers in Hyrum checking in semi-trucks. He was a hard worker and never complained about manual labor.
He loved his children and made every effort to give what he could. His grandchildren brought joy and light into his life, and he would light up if he saw them walking up his doorway. His parents were everything to him and he missed them dearly. He would show their picture to his children to make sure they remembered them. There is no doubt that he is being embraced by them now.
He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Clora Stuart and 4 siblings (Charles Poppleton Stuart, Mildred Stuart Richman, William Roy Poppleton Stuart, Joyce Stuart Haws.
He is survived by is 5 children, Debra Stuart Haas/Robert, Wendy Stuart Dahle/DuWayne, Brett Stuart/Lela, Machelle Karpowich/Mark, and Cheyenne Moren/Charlie and 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 deceased and 1 sister, Barbara Poppleton Pierce, and 1 brother, Gordon Stuart.
There will be a memorial on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 starting at 11:00 a.m. for family and friends to give condolences and a memorial at 12:00 p.m. at the church house located at 660 South 100 West Wellsville, Utah 84339. The grave will be dedicated at the Wellsville Cemetery at 2 p.m.