Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t William Milton Conover\n\r\n\t\t\t\tWilliam Milton Conover passed away at the age of 84 on October 28, 2016 in Orem, Utah.\nBill was born October 3, 1932 in Dillon, Montana to John Albert and Murlin Claire Walker Conover. He was raised on a sheep and cattle ranch where he learned responsibility and hard work at a very young age. Attending school seemed like a welcome activity.\n\nHe graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1951 and attended Montana State College one year before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1953. While in the AF he received training in Biloxi, Mississippi as a Ground Control Approach Radar Technician landing aircraft during bad weather. Following his training, he was stationed at Mcclellan AFB in North Sacramento, California where he remained until he was discharged in 1957. He returned home to the ranch for one year and then attended Brigham Young University where he received a B.S. degree in Clinical Social Work. He then went on to receive a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah, and was employed at the Salt Lake Veterans Hospital for 25 years. During these years he received faculty status at the University of Utah, Weber State College, Brigham Young University and Utah State University in conjunction with providing services to the veteran population residing outside of the Salt Lake Valley.\n\nBill married his sweetheart Jana Kay Kelsch in the Salt Lake Temple on June 4, 1964. They had four children, William Jason (Heidi), Kathleen Rebecca, Jennifer Kay Harrison (David), Ben Aaron (Heather). Bill and Jana Kay have 21 grandchildren.\n\nIn 1984, Bill accepted a position as Clinical Director of a Substance Abuse Treatment Program in the largest U.S. military community in the area of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He remained in this assignment for 3 years after which he retired with 30 years of government service. Working and traveling in Europe were among the highlights of his career.\n\nUpon returning to Utah, he decided to apply for work with the Department of Corrections where he served as the Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program for close to 10 years. \n\nIn 1998, Bill retired and loved spending time in Montana on the family ranch. He loved doing family history work and spending time with family. He was often found reading books to the little kids or challenging the teenagers to a game of chess. Listening to his Montana stories was a joy for all.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents John Albert and Murlin Claire Walker and his brother John LeRoy.\n\nA viewing will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Canyon View Chapel located at 762 E 1200 N, Orem. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery.