Michael (Wally) Allan Wolverton passed away on September 12, 2022, due to hereditary heart failure and was surrounded by family.
Wally was born in Fresno, CA on January 22, 1967, to William Wolverton and Kathryn Campbell Wolverton. He lived in eastern Colorado until his parents moved to Utah and later divorced. Kathryn married Russ Brown of Paradise, UT who raised him from a young age.
After high school, he worked in farming, construction, and drove truck until he enlisted in the Army National Guard in January of 1987. At the time of his death, SFC Wolverton had served his country proudly for 35 years and was all soldier. He was hard on them, but at the same time, you knew he would do anything for his soldiers. Wally had been deployed to serve his country three times.
Mike was running wild and free until he found the love of his life, Kenzie Bement. They eloped and married in Elko on April 27 or 29, 1989 (depending on who you asked, they both said different days.) Wally was correct though, it was the 27th.
Wally became a father on July 5, 1991, when Austin David was born, and again on June 12, 1994, when Kylee Marie came along.
Wally wasn’t a people person, but everyone he met was a friend. He loved his family but his “Little White Ranger” truck more. He loved to hunt, snowmobile, BBQ, and ride in the RZR. He had a little dog named Muffett waiting for him in heaven. He was the biggest Raiders fan ever!!!
He is survived by his wife Kenzie, son Austin (Kenzie Jean) Wolverton. Sister Kelly (Leo) Herzog, Hyrum, UT, Dan (Kathleen) Wolverton, Shoshone, ID. Son-in-law Tyler White, Hyrum, UT. Grandchildren Knox Wolverton, Scarlett Wolverton, Kash Wolverton, and Tatum White. Nephews Dave Herzog, Ty Herzog, and Jeff Herzog.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Kylee Marie, dad Bill Wolverton, mom Kathryn (Cookie), Russ Brown. Father-in-law Connie Bement, and mother-in-law JoAnn Bement.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the White Pine Chapel, 753 South 100 East in Logan. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and prior to the services on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, both at White Pine. Burial will be in the Hyrum City Cemetery with military honors. The services may be viewed via Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/