In Memory

William Canning - Class Of 1954

William Canning

After graduating from SPHS in 1954, Bill served in the US Navy from January 1955 to December 1958. He then attended Brigham Young University (where he met his wife Betty), UCSB, and Utah State University. Bill received his BS degree from BYU in 1963 and his ME degree from USU in 1970. In the ensuing years Bill and Betty raised a family and moved several times while Bill pursued his education.  He retired from the State of Utah Department of Social Services in 1991.

Bill also served the community in Southern Utah as a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (also as an instructor) for 33 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and traveling the world.

Bill passed away June 26, 2013 and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty; three daughters, six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Betty Canning, wife