Our Staff

Allyn R. Walker

 

Allyn was named after his father, Lynn R. Walker, who was the first funeral director in the Walker family and started Walker Funeral Home in Spanish Fork in 1953.  Allyn was raised in Spanish Fork and graduated from Spanish Fork High School.  He attended Utah State University and then served an LDS Mission in Korea.  Upon returning from his mission, he attended Brigham Young University.  He married his high school sweetheart, Marsha Huff, and together they moved to Orange, California to attend Mortuary College.  He graduated with scholastic honors and received the Melvin D. Hilgenfeld award for outstanding student in funeral directing.

 

He and his wife returned from California and managed the Walker Funeral Home in Payson for 12 years.  They moved back to Spanish Fork and have been serving the people of Spanish Fork and Payson for over 20 years.  Allyn has enjoyed his lifelong choice of serving as a funeral director.

 

Allyn and Marsha have two sons and two daughters, Brad, Amy, Adam, and Andelyn.  All of the children grew up living in the funeral home and have developed a great appreciation for serving the people of the community.   Serving others has become a family passion and a way of life.

 

Brad R. Walker

 

Brad is the oldest son of Allyn and Marsha Walker.  He lived in the mortuary most of his life and learned the value of service from his father, Allyn, and his grandfather, Lynn, at a young age.

Brad graduated high school in Spanish Fork, earned an Associates Degree from Dixie College, and a Bachelor Degree from Brigham Young University, both with honors.  He then attended mortuary college in Cypress, California and received the Mu Sigma Alpha award for scholastic excellence and the Melvin. D. Hilgenfeld award for outstanding student in funeral directing. He later went on to receive a Masters Degree (MBA) at Brigham Young University. Most recently Brad earned his certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) from The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

 

Brad is an Eagle Scout and served an LDS mission in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.  Brad loves sports, the outdoors, music, movies, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

He married Michelle Lee in 2005 and the two of them have made their home in Payson.  They have two beautiful children and enjoy living and serving in their community.

 

Brad considers it an honor and privilege to help families with funerals at such a crucial time in their lives. The opportunity to work with his family, associates, and all those around him has been a great blessing in his life.

 

Adam Walker

 

Adam is the son of Allyn and Marsha Walker and was raised in Spanish Fork. He has always looked up to his father and his compassionate service to others.  He graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 2002 and married his high school sweetheart, Jessalyn Elliott, in 2003.  Adam worked for the family business while attending UVSC and trying to decide which career path to take. In doing so, he realized the family business was where he wanted to be. He loves helping those in need and being of service to the families he meets with.

 

Adam and moved to California in 2005 where he had an internship with Brown Colonial Mortuary and attended Cypress College in the mortuary science program. He graduated in 2007 with a degree in mortuary science and returned home to work in the family business.

 

Adam and Jessalyn live in Spanish Fork and have two children. Adam and his family love living and serving the families in their community. Adam enjoys developing friendships with the families he has the opportunity to serve.

Frank Lillywhite

Frank Lillywhite grew up in Laketown, Utah, a small community near Bear Lake. Living in a remote and beautiful part of Utah gave him a great love of the outdoors. He is the seventh of 10 children and enjoys going back to Bear Lake with his family to visit his parents who still reside there. Frank graduated from Rich High School in 1998 and served an LDS mission to Tampa, Florida shortly thereafter. After his return from Florida he began studying accounting at UVSC in Orem where he met his wife Amy Walker. Amy is the oldest daughter of Allyn and Marsha Walker and has warm memories of growing up in the Payson and Spanish Fork mortuaries. Amy provided Frank’s introduction into the funeral home, but it wasn’t until four years after their marriage that Frank decided to officially pursue a career in the family business. This decision required that he and his young family move out of state to study at a college that offered a mortuary science program. They moved to Santa Ana, California where he worked at Brown Colonial Mortuary while attending school in Cypress. Frank graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2007 and returned to work for Walker Funeral Home in 2008. Frank and Amy now have three children. Family and outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, cycling, and camping occupy the better part of his free time.

 

Even though he never would have imagined that working in a funeral home would be part of his life, Frank truly feels that it is exactly what he should be doing. Growing up in a large family, he experienced the loss of two of his brothers who died at three and 21 years of age. Frank could clearly see the impact this had on his family and he tries to remember this as he meets with families who have experienced a death. Frank appreciates the opportunity to work with and be a part of the Walker family’s rich heritage of serving the community by providing the highest level of service available at a time when it is so crucial.

Michael J. DeWitt

 

Michael was born and raised in Payson, Utah. He has fond memories of attending the old Peteetneet School, the old junior high, central school, and the old high school on Main Street.  He was a member of the first graduating class of the then “new” high school. He went on to attend Brigham Young University and University of Utah. He completed his education in Mortuary Science at the California College of Mortuary Science, where he received the Mu Sigma Alpha award for scholastic excellence. He has worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 43 years.

Michael and his wife, Janet, have been married for over 42 years and have been privileged to work side by side with the Walker Family Mortuaries for over 23 years. They have five children and 15 grandchildren.

Michael considers it a great honor to be able to care for so many local families that he has admired throughout his life.  He also loves getting to know so many great, new families that have come to call the area their home.

Jeff DeNaughel

 

Jeff was born in Pocatello, Idaho and grew up in Roy, Utah. He learned the value of exceptional service at a young age working alongside his father in a pharmacy.  Jeff graduated from Roy High School and is an Eagle Scout.  He served an LDS mission in San Jose, California. He is a graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, where he received the Mu Sigma Alpha and the Dr. L.W. Hosford Leadership Awards. Jeff attended Utah State University where he earned a Boys State Scholarship. Additionally, he graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Consumer Economics. He has served as a board member of the Spanish Fork/Salem Chamber of Commerce.

 

Jeff has worked in funeral service since 1993. He likes the variety of his profession and enjoys serving families most of all. As a funeral director, Jeff strives to offer kind and sincere assistance. He has helped families celebrate the lives of their loved ones at Walker Funeral Home since 2001.

 

He enjoys the outdoors, sports, fishing, art, music, family history, gardening, and serving in his church. Jeff and his wife, Sheryl, have three daughters and one son. They live in Salem, Utah. He loves spending time with his family and serving his community.

Tammy Fawcett        

 

Tammy Fawcett was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. She graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber State College. She worked for Ogden Teachers Credit Union and America First Credit Union in Ogden before starting a career as a homemaker and mother.

 

Tammy has been married for 33 wonderful years. She and her husband, Londo, have five great children, four daughters and a son. A career opportunity for her husband brought their family to Spanish Fork and it has become home. After the kids were in school and the house was too quiet, Tammy taught piano lessons and made many friends while working at Zions Bank in Spanish Fork.  Detail oriented, she enjoys helping to make sure everything is just right for the families she meets through her job as secretary at Walker Funeral Home in Spanish Fork.

 

She enjoys playing the piano, reading, learning, art and painting, cooking, decorating, and especially spoiling grandkids.