Dewey Rudolph Utsler - age: 79
(March 25, 1936 to May 14, 2015
Please join us for visitation at Evans Miller Guinn Chapel in Exeter on Wednesday evening, May 20, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in Dewey's honor. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 1:00 pm at the Visalia Cemetery.
Our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Dewey R. Utsler passed away on May 14, 2015. Dewey was born March 25, 1936 in Exeter, California to his parents Dewey M. and Annie Mae Utsler. Dewey grew up on the shores of the Rogue River in Oregon and after his father's death, his mother moved he and his sister Loda back to Exeter, California. Dewey graduated from Exeter High School in 1955. Shortly thereafter he married Sally Kimbell. They settled in Exeter and began their family. Dewey was a successful commercial and residential painting contractor for over 50 years specializing in the application of industrial and commercial grade coatings. Dewey was President and CEO of Utsler Enterprises, Inc. until his retirement in 2012.
Dewey is survived by his wife Leslie Lowery-Utsler and children Larry Utsler and wife Janelle, Alan Utsler, Elizabeth Utsler, and Mike Utsler and wife Merritt. Also, siblings Loda Gann and husband Denzel, Stephen Coale, Doris Weaver and husband Glen, Mary Dillon and husband Jim and Kay Gates and husband Ron. Dewey is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and son Mark Utsler.
The family respectfully suggests donations in lieu of flowers be made to The American Heart Association.