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William Evans Hammond

September 23, 1939 — May 29, 2024

It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of William Evans Hammond, who left us peacefully on May 29, 2024, at the age of 84 holding the hand of the love of his life, Judy. Born on September 23, 1939, William lived a life full of love, adventure, kindness, compassion and dedication.

"Willie" first started shining his light as he was welcomed into the world in Logan by his mother, Leona Evans and his father Max Hammond. With his older brothers Lee and Reid, his older sister Maxine and his baby sister Shauna, Willie found a home in Davis County where he would spend the rest of his life.

Willie graduated from Bountiful High School in 1957 with the first graduating class in the school's rich history.  While a Brave, Willie created friendships with many that lasted a lifetime.  For over 60 years, the high school friends would fish, golf, travel and support one another. It was easy for Willie to love others and for others to love Willie.  After a short but distinguished time in the Army Reserves, Willie's life was forever changed as he married the love of his life and his high school sweetheart, Judy Riley on May 13, 1960.  Judy was his everything and their love story is one for the ages.  They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on February 7, 1967.  They worshipped one another for 64 years and together they raised four children; Kris VanOrman, Holli Alldridge (Cody), Chad Hammond (Jomy) and Angi Bryant (Kurt).  His four kids were raised with love, kindness, respect, accountability, patience and grace.  Willie loved his kids and they loved him.

The love felt for "dad" was only rivaled by the love felt for "grandpa."  Willie was blessed by 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  As a grandpa, Willie shared his unending love and acceptance to each and every one.  Ask any of them and they each will tell you that they were grandpa's favorite…and each was!

Known for his kind heart and gentle spirit, Willie touched the lives of many. He spent his career as an entrepreneur and business owner.  He was quick to share his time and success with anyone and everyone.  He spent countless hours with and provided significant resources for his church and his charity of choice, Charity Anywhere.  Many disadvantaged families and individual lives where changed by Willie's selfless commitment to providing for those in need in various impoverished countries.

Outside of his professional life, Willie was a little league coach, an avid fisherman, a scratch golfer and loved beating anyone who would dare join him on a racquetball court.  He had a relentless passion for riding his motorcycles wherever the dirt trail or paved road would take him.  Some of his greatest rides were cruising from state to state on his Harley with his soulmate and best friend riding shotgun with her arms tightly wrapped around his waist.  Willie's love for family, friends and the outdoors lead him to vacationing at Lake Powell.  Annual trips to "his" lake where he would fish, ski, cliff jump, explore, and teach everyone else how to do the same thing, created memories that will live on for generations.

Willie's devotion to, and faith in Jesus Christ was the foundation to his life. His testimony of the reality of his Heavenly Father was unwavering and an inspiration to countless believers and non-believers alike.  You knew because Willie knew. He served in many capacities in his church including being a Bishop, a High Counselor, various teaching positions and as a temple worker in the Bountiful, Utah Temple. However, droves of grown men will tell you that his most influential calling was that of a young men leader. Willie loved working with youth. Countless lives were influenced by Willie's dedication to teaching boys to be men while taking them on trips to Mexico, the Uintah Mountains, Lake Powell, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Willie's legacy is one of kindness, wisdom, and unwavering love for his family and friends. He will be remembered for his warm smile, his hearty laughter, and his generous spirit.

A celebration of Willie's life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11am at the Spring Hill Ward Chapel, 351 Lofty Lane, NSL, where viewings will be held on Friday evening, June 7, from 6-8pm and on Saturday, June 8, from 9-10:30am prior to the funeral services.

William Evans Hammond will be dearly missed but he lives on in the presence of God and his Savior, Jesus Christ and he will forever remain in our hearts.

Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary Live Facebook page and this obituary page.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, June 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:00 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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