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Sgt. Bill Hooser

December 18, 1973 — May 5, 2024

Sgt. Bill Hooser

Billy Dean Hooser was born on December 18, 1973 to Dayton and Bonnie Reeves Hooser who lived in Cleburne, Texas at the time of his birth. Bill was the second of 7 children. The family moved to Utah in 1984. There Bill met his wife Kinda Edwards in 1992. They were married on September 14, 1995. Together they had two beautiful daughters - Shayle was born in 1997 and Courtney was born in 1999.  Although Bill loved being a girl dad, he welcomed his two sons-in-law, Jake and Karson, with open arms and they became his. He loved his family with everything he was and was so proud of them.  His first granddaughter, Paxton, was born recently, and he loved being grandpa.  

He had a passion for the outdoors and took every opportunity that he could to be out in the mountains camping, or at the sand dunes riding his side by side. He counted his friends as family, and he loved being with them having fun and laughing.  

Bill’s first real job was framing. He gained a passion for building and carpentry. He built furniture pieces to rival master craftsmen. Approximately 10 years ago, while living in New Mexico, Bill decided to join the Volunteer Reserve Deputies for the San Juan County Sherriff’s Department. While volunteering, his passion for serving grew into a need to change careers and become a full-time Law Enforcement Officer with San Juan County Sheriff's office.  In 2017, Bill and the family moved back to Utah and he began his career with Santaquin Police Department.  His love and passion for the community he served only grew.  In a short time, Bill was promoted up the ranks and proudly served as Corporal, Detective and Sergeant.  He was proud of the work that he did and loved the people that he worked with.  

Bill was the first one to jump in and help when anyone needed it.  A real testament to the man that Bill was, is the many lives that he touched.  He made everyone feel like they were his best friend, and they were the most important thing in the world.

Bill was preceded in death by his father Dayton Hooser, and his younger brother John Hooser.  He leaves behind his beloved wife Kinda, daughters Shayle Terry (Jake Terry), and Courtney Hooser (Karson Jones), and his beautiful granddaughter Paxton; mother Bonnie Hooser, brothers Randy (Jodie), Ben (Emily), Michael (Brittany); sisters Christi Sagers (Tony) and Chelsea Blau (Jed), mother-in-law Alta Edwards; sisters-in-law, Marie (Jeff), Lynn Starley (Troy), Jo Barker (Joe); and brother-in-law Terry Fleming (Kris). Bill is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who will all miss their Uncle Bill.

Funeral Services will be Monday May 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the UCCU Events Center at Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem Utah. A public visitation will be held at Apple Valley Elementary, 105 East 770 North Santaquin, Utah on Sunday May 12th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Following the services on Monday, Bill will escorted to Santaquin City Cemetery, 300 South 100 East. 
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Sunday, May 12, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Apple Valley Elementary

105 E 770 N, Santaquin, UT 84655

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

UCCU Event Center - Utah Valley University

800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT 84097

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