He was born on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1928. He always said that he was the best gift his mother could have received on that special day. His parents are John Gustave and LaPreal Mitchell Winterrose. He enjoyed a simple and wonderful childhood that taught him to work, play and serve. The lessons he learned in his youth served him well as he matured into an industrious, kind and loving young man. In 1947 a beautiful young woman, Jacqueline Lythgoe, moved to Heber City and it didn’t take long for Albert to win her heart. They quickly became an couple and were married July 29, 1948. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1953. As the years passed they had 3 children: Rae Lynne, William Michael and Jon Kevin. Through his love for Mom and for us we enjoyed the adventures of life. He taught us to work hard and to value our family. Dad always made sure he took time from his work to take us to Lodge Pole, Mirror Lake, Flaming Gorge, Disneyland, Yellowstone and many other places where we made so many cherished memories. We always went deer hunting above Heber and pheasant hunting on Grandpa and Grandma Lythgoe’s ranch in Pleasant Valley.
His work life was full of good times and even some learning experiences. Through all of this he was always positive and made everything work through his foresight and ability to work. During his career he was a grave digger, lumberyard hand, furnace man, salesman, store owner, lumberyard owner, residential contractor and the general contractor on several schools around Utah, including the J.R. Smith Elementary School.
He is a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He honored many calling given him throughout the years. His service to the community included the Rotary Club, Heber City Council and Heber City Mayor. He was a volunteer fireman for over 45 years and always found ways to love and serve anyone he could.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jackie, of 59 years; his parents; 3 of his siblings: Rayda (Fred) Hamby, Dora and Geneva. Also preceding him in death are his in-laws, George White and Lillie Jardine Lythgoe and their children: Sandra (Bud) Sulser and Hartley Lythgoe, and Dad’s favorite son-in law, Mark Alvin Kohler. He is survived by his children: Rae Lynne (Mark) Kohler, William Michael (Treo) Winterrose and Jon Kevin (Jill) Winterrose. He has 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jack (Audrey) Winterrose, and his sister-in-law, Shirley Lythgoe. He also has many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to Courtyard at Jamestown and the Rocky Mountain Care Center for their tender care and love of our father.
Funeral services will be held in the Heber 7th Ward Chapel at 240 E. 400 S. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held on Friday evening at the chapel from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery next to his eternal sweetheart and he will once again be surrounded by his beloved family on the other side.
Those of us that remain will continue looking to him for direction and love because we know… “Families Can Be Together Forever!” We love you!!!