Charlene Wentz Tuttle

8/10/1932 ~ 11/19/2019

Charlene Wentz Tuttle, 87, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Fillmore, Utah. She was born in her Grandmother Wentz’s home on August 10, 1932 in Provo, Utah to Charles Mastin Wentz and Belva Hills Wentz. Charlene spent her younger years in Provo, prior to her family moving to Mapleton. She met her high school sweetheart and love of her life, “Billy”, while attending Springville High School. Charlene married William Jay Tuttle on November 17, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. Bill and Charlene made their home together in Springville, where they owned and operated a raw milk dairy. They later moved to Holden in 1977, where they were successful farmers until retirement. Charlene was an avid sports fan and loved watching Bill as he played and coached basketball for many years. Their love for sports continued as they followed their grandchildren to their many sporting events. She was a loving mother and grandmother and cherished every moment spent with her family. Because of her remarkable talents as a seamstress and quilter, all of her children and grandchildren were recipients of her beautiful handiwork. As a devout disciple of Jesus Christ, Charlene served others faithfully throughout her life as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had an unwavering testimony of her Savior and was a beautiful example of the Gospel to all. She is survived by her two sons and five daughters: Jill (Leslie) Birch of Springville; William Kelly (Denise) Tuttle of Idaho Falls, ID; Jayne (Robert) Taylor of Nampa, ID; Jay Kenton (Lori) Tuttle, Christine (Paul) Barney, Tracie (James) Larsen, Laurie (David) Lund – all of Holden; 32 grandchildren and 84 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jay Tuttle, her parents, three sisters, one brother, and a son-in-law. Charlene leaves behind a legacy of kindness, dedicated service, and devotion to family. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will take place Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12 p.m. in the Holden LDS Chapel, 100 N. 100 E., Holden, Utah. A viewing will take place prior to the funeral, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Holden Cemetery. Online condolences at

5 Responses to “Charlene Wentz Tuttle”

  1. Andrea M Curtin says:

    Dear Tuttle Family,

    I was so sad to hear about the passing of aunt Charlene. I know that she is happy now with uncle Bill. I loved them and all my Tuttle cousins. I know this will be a sad time of you and I will be thinking about you and praying for you during this time. I fondly remember aunt Char and seeing her beautiful quilts like grandma Wentz. I also remember Bill taking me for rides on his tractor! Love you all. Families are Forever!
    Andrea Erickson Curtin


    I have sweet memories of my aunt Char. Loved that they were a farming family. Such a kind sweet voice and smile. I wish we would have stayed in touch as a grew up. My mother talked of her often. We will meet again. Say Hi to my Grandma and Grandpa Wentz.

  3. Lynda Davis Wycherley says:

    It’s so sad to think that Charlene was the last of all the Tuttle brothers and sisters and in-laws to go. I think back to the days long ago when we’d meet as family at Grandma and Grandpa Tuttles home and the fun Christmas’s we had there. It was a great generation. What a wonderful reunion she is having with her husband, parents, and siblings, not to mention her Tuttle family that has preceded her. My deepest condolences goes out to you all and I send my hugs and prayers to you all. Jean, Kathy and myself will not be able to make the funeral but we will be there in thoughts.
    P.S. I wish I had gotten some of her quilting tips!!

  4. MaLesa Hone says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was an amazing and talented lady. She was always so kind and a great example. I know she’s having a great reunion with your dad and you’ll get to see them both someday! 💞
    Sending you all love and a hug!
    -MaLesa Birch Hone

  5. MaryLyne Witney says:

    I just saw this. So wounderful to know her and Bill. I love all of you Tuttles. A great legacy has been left to you all. Love MaryLyne Warren Witney