Wyatt Marcus Rees
After battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for over five and a half years, Wyatt Marcus Rees took his final breath, crossing the finish line, on December 30, 2019, while holding Mindy’s hand, completing his earthly assignment at the age of 35. He was under the care of his loving wife and One Source Home Health & Hospice.
Wyatt was born August 25, 1984, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Wallace Marcus Rees Jr. and Christie Lynn James Rees. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated from Hillcrest High School. He attended BYU-Idaho where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Business Management.
On November 11, 2006, he married Melinda Sue “Mindy” Williams in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Wyatt and Mindy made their home in Ucon. Wyatt worked as a Seminary teacher for The Church of Jesus Christ Education System.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served an honorable mission in the Texas Houston East Mission. He served faithfully in his callings in Primary, Scouting, and the Elder’s Quorum Presidency. He enjoyed shooting guns, camping, caving, hiking, hunting, riding dirt bikes and snowmobiles.
Wyatt is survived by his inspirational wife, Mindy Rees; daughters, Paige, Kailey, and Scarlett Rees; son, Weston Rees, all of Ucon; parents, Wallace and Christie Rees; sister, Danielle Rees; brother, Justin (Kathy) Rees; sister, Whitney Rees; and parents-in-law, Galen and Susan Williams, all of Idaho Falls. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Marsha James, Helen and Wallace Marcus Rees Sr.; and his nephew, Tegan Rees.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Friday, January 3, 2020, at the Ucon Stake Center, 2967 East 105 North, with Bishop Myron Creager officiating. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and Friday from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Ucon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rees Family Memorial Fund at Westmark Credit Union.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.