Wanda Ruth Sadler Dahl

10/17/1932 ~ 5/11/2023

Wanda Ruth Sadler Dahl, age 90, passed away at her home in Fairview on May 11, 2023.

Wanda was born on October 17, 1932 in San Francisco, California. Her parents were Arthur William and Katie Butler Sadler. Wanda graduated from Jefferson Union High in Daly City. While at BYU, she met Ted Dahl. They married in New York in July, 1952, where Ted was in military training.

Over the next 13 years, Wanda and Ted had 5 boys (Mark, Clay, Dave’, Kent, and Chet) and 3 girls (Lili, Dana and Tina), and lived in Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon and Utah. Their third son, Dave’ died in infancy. Wanda dedicated her life and time to raising her children and taught them the Gospel of Jesus Christ through her faith, and example of dedication to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After the boys had grown, and her divorce from Ted, Wanda returned to college, earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and worked for the North Sanpete County School District.  During this time, besides raising her daughters and supporting her sons on missions, Wanda served as an EMT and various callings in the Church.

After retirement, she served two missions herself; the first in the Ivory Coast, Africa, and the second in the West Virginia area. She also served in the Manti temple for many, many years.

Her community service included the DUP, and Artifacts Director at the Fairview Museum of History and Art.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Katie Sadler, sons, Dave’ S and Clay R, along with her siblings, Rita (Grant) Hansen, Art (Merle) Sadler, Ina (Neil) Kitteridge, and Lois (Bart, living) Bennion.

She is survived by her children, Mark T (Gail), Clay’s wife, Ann, Kent A (Kate), Chet J (Donna), Lili M (Hideki) Itotani, Dana K (Bill Petersen), and Tina D (Bill) Litster. She also has 41 living grandchildren and 78 living great-grandchildren.

Wanda’s funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 pm, with a viewing from 11:00-12:30, at the North Mt. Pleasant Stake Center at 461 North 300 West, Mt. Pleasant, Utah. There will also be a viewing on Friday night between 6:00-7:30 pm at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Fairview City cemetery immediately following.

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4 Responses to “Wanda Ruth Sadler Dahl”

  1. Kay Johansen says:

    I have known Wanda since our Oregon days.. she was and is a great lady. She and my mom served together in Oregon in many church callings. She taught my children in school and was a great example to me in my life. My mom is probably so happy to see her again. She will be missed. I loved and respected her very much. My deepest condolences to you all. Clay is probably greeting her with a big hug!!! Sincerely Kay (Ashton ) Johansen

  2. Dwight & Cindy Butch says:

    Sincerest condolences and love to Dana and the family. Wanda was a special person, loved by many, e would have liked to know her better. Love , Dwight and Cindy

  3. Pat Draper says:

    Wanda and I were both Special Ed teachers for North Sanpete School District. She was teaching Elem. and I was at the Middle School. When I would meet with her to confer about the needs of one of her students that would be coming over to the Middle school. I was always impressed with how caring she was about her student. She was a joy to work with and I learned to love her and welcomed her help as I cared for each student she sent me. I am sure she has gone ahead to her earned reward. I will always remember her as a wonderful person.

  4. Terry Madsen says:

    Dear Wanda–we worked in Fairview Elementary, and at the Museum, and at each place I learned constantly from you and always we would laugh. Your patience and determination were so prominent in your personality, but most of all I admired your dedication to the Temple whenever you could make it with your weakening body. And your gardening passion was amazing! I know you’ll have a wonderful garden in Heaven–don’t work yourself up there as much as you did on Earth–I love you.