ANTIMONY – William Reed “Bill” Savage, 83, passed away September 7, 2017 at his home in Richfield surrounded by his family. He was born March 7, 1934 in Salt Lake City to Ward Franklin and Ethelynd Howell Brown Savage, but was raised on the family ranch in Antimony, Utah. He married Guyla Schow, March 7, 1959 in Las Vegas. The marriage was solemnized March 21, 1964 in the St. George Temple.
Bill’s childhood was spent milking cows, gathering cattle and cutting hay, among other ranch chores. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended Southern Utah State College in Cedar City receiving an Associate’s Degree. After working with the BLM for a short period of time, Bill obtained a job for Utah Department of Transportation in the Engineering field where he later retired.
Bill was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a ward financial clerk under three bishops, high priest group leader, and served twice in the branch presidency at the Richfield Care Center. He and Guyla raised six children, one of whom they adopted.
Bill loved hunting, fishing and riding his Razor with his wife. He was a rancher at heart and loved moving cattle and working in the fields.
He is survived by his wife; children: Tami (Scott) Chew, Jensen; Ryan Ward (Kim) Savage, Richfield; Renae (Honas) Busk, Richfield; Troy (Missy) Savage, Sigurd; Paul Savage, McCook, Nebraska; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren with 4 on the way; siblings: Ward Franklin and Jerald Keith Savage.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; son, William Reed and daughter-in-law Sabrina Savage; brother, Bruce Russel Savage.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the 11th Ward Chapel, 985 S. 400 W. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, and Wednesday at the ward chapel from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery with military honors by the V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.