Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, William Vlao Blackett passed away February 1, 2017 after courageously battling a brain tumor for the last 14 months of his life. Born June 20, 1955 to Mae and Robert Blackett in Spanish Fork, UT Bill was the 2nd youngest of 6 children. He excelled in sports and mechanics as a youth and graduated from Spanish Fork High School before joining the United States Air Force where he would serve for 9 yrs. He married Linda Sue Goehring in the LDS Cardston Alberta Temple on September 13, 1975 and was the most selfless, patient, loving husband. Bill graduated from Weber State University with a BA degree in Information Management and went on to work in the computer industry for the duration of his career. Known for his intelligence, work ethic, and leadership qualities, he was highly respected by all who worked with him. He served faithfully in the LDS church in many capacities and lived his testimony in his daily life. Always more than willing to give and serve in any way necessary, many lives have been touched by his generous spirit. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, mother-in-law, and infant grandson. He is survived by his sweet wife Linda, children: Jason (Angie) Blackett, Misty Pidcock and Amber Oler and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Liz (Dick) Bona, Phillip B. (Judy) Johnson, Susan (Leon) Olson, Lin Blackett, Jerry (Cheryl) Blackett, father-in-law Richard (Marrdy) Goehring, sisters-in-law Connie (Scott) Peters, Gwen (Jim) Liddell, Sandy (Marshall) Henrie and brother-in-law Scott (Cyndi) Goehring as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Mountain View 6th Ward, 8435 S 2700 W, West Jordan, UT followed by a graveside service at Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 S Camp Williams Rd, Riverton, UT. A viewing will be held Wednesday night, February 8th at the ward from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the LDS Perpetual Education fund in Bill’s name.
Love you Pops…try to behave yourself!