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Drew Eli Whittier


Drew Eli Whittier honorably finished his struggle with cancer on Saturday, July 14, 2012. He packed a huge amount of love, achievement, fun, learning, service, and faith into only 25 years. He was born March 16, 1987 to William Dee and Mary Lou Mielke Whittier. Drew was a student at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He held a degree in Biology from Brigham Young University. He loved learning and mastering skills. Drew was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a missionary in the Budapest Hungary Mission for two years. He had served as a Ward Executive Secretary, Home Teaching Supervisor and as a Cub Scout Leader. His faith in Christ gave him great peace in his battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Tiffany of Christiansburg, VA; his parents William Dee and Mary Lou Whittier of Blacksburg, VA and his grandmother Barbara D. Whittier of Morgan, UT. He has seven surviving brothers and sister and their spouses: William Brooks and Nicole Whittier of Spotsylvania, VA; Melissa Ann and Kyle David Hardman of North Las Vegas, NV; Justin Reed Whittier and Kiera (Jersey) Welch of Eagle Mountain, UT; Cherise and Matthew Vincent Alva of Lantana, TX; Shane Morgan and Jamie Lyn Whittier of Heber City, UT; Heath Chandler and Anika Whittier of Provo, UT and Troy Dickson Whittier of Jackson Hole, WY. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Drew loved life, his church, his family, his many friends, animals, hunting and fishing, playing sports and veterinary medicine. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan. (10 W. Young St.) A viewing will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the services Interment will be at the Peterson Cemetery. Send condolences to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com

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