Bert Leonard Woolsey

Bert Leonard Woolsey was born February 2, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on Nov. 24, 2020.
Bert Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Woolsey; his father, Bert William Woolsey; his mother, Barbara Parker Mitchell, and his stepfather, Gerald Mitchell.
He is survived by his son, Brett (Kristine) Woolsey; grandchildren Justis, Cassidy, McKenzie, Damion and Ayden; his great-grandchildren, Colter and Devin; his mother-in-law Donna Cudney; and his siblings, Arlene (Marc) Daniels, Karen (Joey) Maestas, Darrel Mitchell, Allison (Kurt) Conklin, Meridith (Roland) Mitchell; and Ben Beach of Evanston, Wyoming, the Sergeant who took Bert Leonard into his home and cared for him the last six years of his life. Ben is an example of “Leave No Man Behind.” He offered his services to care and love Bert Leonard with such grace and unconditional friendship.
Bert Leonard loved music his whole life; in his younger years he played the drums and was in a band. He graduated from Kearns High School. Driving long haul was his career most of his adult life and he loved every minute of that career.
He served in the Air National Guard from 1971-1977 and the U.S. Army Reserve from 1988 to 1994. He was proud to serve his country, serving in Desert Storm; and was appointed acting sergeant. He was awarded a Driver’s Badge for 4,000 plus miles. He worked in the unit beyond his duties, which strong influenced being awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation. He was very proud to be able to have dinner with the Emir of Kuwait in the Emir’s home.
Later in his life he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served as president more than once He was a life member of VFW Post 4280, Evanston.
He loved to play Bunco at the Senior Center in Evanston. He also would go karaoke once a week and really enjoyed that. He was also on the dart league.
This man will be remembered as one of the kindest, most loving people you could ever meet. His love was fierce and unconditional, never saying a bad word about anyone. May you rest in peace.
Military service will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 29, 2022, at the Veterans Park & Cemetery  in Bluffdale, Utah.
On Oct. 1, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Evanston Eagles from 4 to 6 p.m.