1943 Verdis 2024

Verdis Winder

August 23, 1943 — March 18, 2024

Randolph, Utah

Verdis 'Buzz' Winder was born in Price, Utah, on August 23, 1943, and passed away peacefully in his home on March 18, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Claudia Marie Rex, a cherished father of four boys, a devoted friend and co-worker, and a respected community member.

 Buzz was born to Verdis Ugeen and Norma Afton Tidwell Winder and raised by his stepfather, Charles Hunter, after the passing of Ugeen. Growing up, Buzz was known for his playful spirit as a prankster. At a young age, he picked up the nickname Buzz from his uncles because he was always buzzing around. He also had a stern demeanor because he was a tough guy. These qualities shaped him into the devoted and hardworking man he became.

 After relocating to Woodruff, Utah, to work for Desert Land and Livestock, Buzz found the love of his life, Claudia Marie Rex. They shared a beautiful union on May 28, 1966, and later sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple on December 15th, 1967. Together, they built a life in Rich County, where they raised their four boys with love and devotion. His passing was like his life, with Claudia at his side. 

 Buzz dedicated 15 years to the ranch and another 33 years working as a mechanic at the coal mine in Kemmerer as a proud member of the UMWA. Post-retirement, Buzz and Claudia were called to the Las Vegas, Nevada mission, serving on the Cleveland Ranch, exemplifying their commitment to service and faith. His unwavering faith as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints guided him throughout his life. He shared his testimony of the gospel and Jesus Christ whenever he could. His shared testimony through his words and actions greatly impacted those who knew him.

 A passionate man, Buzz found solace and happiness in his work, the outdoors, and his family's company. He loved hiking, hunting, fishing, fixing things, woodwork, and his career. He was the best storyteller. Most of his stories are unbelievable, yet true. Family was the cornerstone of Buzz’s life, and his greatest joy came from spending time with his loved ones.

 Verdis 'Buzz' Winder will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. His legacy of love, hard work, and devotion will live on in the hearts of those who had the honor of sharing in his life's journey. His co-workers are counted among his family. He loved them all.

 Verdis Winder was preceded in death by his parents, Ugeen Winder, Norma, and Charles Hunter, and Siblings Phyillis Haggadone, Ronnie Jean & Richard. He is survived by his Wife, Claudia Winder. Sons, Wayne Eugene (Tammy Johnson), Robert Verdis (Amy Schwendiman), Charles ‘Chuck’ Ray (Elizabeth Alder), Anthony Clyde (Alexis Gines), 16 Grandkids and 11 Great-grandkids. 

 A viewing will be held at the Randolph Utah Tabernacle (Chapel) on Sunday, March 24, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing from 9:00-10:45 am before services. Interment at Randolph Cemetery.

 The family wishes to express gratitude to Kylie Argyle, Natalie Cornia, neighbors, friends, and the entire community for the loving care and friendship they showed our family in Dad’s final days.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Monday, March 25, 2024

9:00 - 10:45 am

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Monday, March 25, 2024

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