June 8, 1941 ~ December 19, 2013Our husband, father, and grandfather, Orson A. Whitmer returned home to his Heavenly Father December 19, 2013 with his loving wife of 50 years by his bedside. He was born in St. Johns, AZ on June 8, 1941 and was raised by good parents, Rex and Claire Whitmer, in Morenci, AZ. He met and married his sweetheart, Leslie Porter while attending Eastern Arizona College and then graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business from North Arizona University. Orson and Leslie were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple on September 5, 1963 and spent many years raising their seven children in Tucson, Arizona. In 1982 they moved their family to Utah.