Glade & Phyllis Wittwer

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

GLADE SYPHUS & PHYLLIS LIGHTNER WITTWER

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BIOGRAPHY

Glade Syphus Wittwer was born on March 10, 1922.

Glade was raised by the Tobler family.

Glade met Phyllis Lightner who was born on May 27, 1923.

Glade joined the Utah National Guard. He was called to active service in April of 1941 and was sent to Camp
San Luis Obispo to start his service. He served in the Eastern Theater of Operations as a combat engineer.
Glade wrote over 630 letters to Phyllis during that time, and she saved most of them. Their son, Glade "Witt"
Wittwer Jr., found the letters when he was clearing the estate and some of them are referenced below.

Glade and Phyllis were married on September 26, 1942.

Glade died on March 31, 2012.

Phyllis died on December 30, 2014.


FAMILY

Glade's Parents and Siblings:
    John Hyrum Wittwer
    Anna Vilate Syphus Wittwer  
        Margaret Fern Wittwer
        Iris Fae Wittwer
        Jack Syphus Wittwer
        Glade Syphus Wittwer

(11/21/1880-8/20/1977)   (married 9/22/1908)
(11/11/1886-5/22/1922)
(8/11/1909-9/26/1960)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(5/30/1914-4/3/1998)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(3/15/1919-9/28/2006)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(3/10/1922-3/31/2012)   (married Phyllis Lightner)

Phyllis' Parents and Siblings:
    Don Allen Lightner
    Neida Canfield Lightner
        Enola Lightner
        Phyllis Lightner
        Denzil Lloyd Lightner
        John La Rue Lightner
        Jack LaRae Lightner
        Vergil Lightner
        Mar D Lightner


(4/17/1888-2/11/1940)   (married 2/26/1921)
(12/8/1901-11/18/1962)
(6/10/1922-7/28/1922)
(5/27/1923-12/30/2014)   (married Glade Syphus Wittwer)
(xx/xx/1924-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/21/1935-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(6/21/1935-6/8/2010)   (married Ida Pearl Gillespie)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(8/27/1937-5/31/2003)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Glade & Phyliss' Family:
    Glade Syphus Wittwer
    Phyllis Lightner Wittwer
        Jonathan Lee Wittwer
        Glade "Witt" Wittwer Jr.
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx


(3/10/1922-3/31/2012)   (married 9/26/1942)
(5/27/1923-12/30/2014)
(3/20/1950-7/26/1974)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)


PHOTOS

Glade about to depart on the train for active duty
WCHS-04011   Glade departing for active duty
      Glade & Phyllis shortly after being married
      WCHS-04012   Glade & Phyllis shortly after being married
 

REFERENCES

Letters, Notes, etc.
1940:   Note from Glade to Phyllis in her Dixie yearbook
8/11/1940:   Letter from Glade to Phyllis
8/18/1940:   Busy person's postcard from Glade to Phyllis
2/1/1941:   NCO Club invitation for Utah National Guard, St. George
3/3/1941:   40th Division is reactivated for WWII
3/3/1941:   115th Engineer Group history
3/20/1941:   Letter from Glade to Phyllis with clipping and photos
3/21/1941:   Letter from Glade to Phyllis with picture postcards