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The Lehi Round-Up Celebration Committee and The Civic Improvement Association are pleased to honor Bert and Taunya Wilson as the Grand Marshals for the 2019 Round-Up Rodeo and Celebration. Their years of dedication and service to the community make them both deserving of the honor. They are an integral part of the City’s history and have shaped what the community is today and inspired what it will be in the future. Theirs is a legacy of contributions that will impact generations to come.
Bert and Taunya were both raised in Lehi. While they have seen many changes in the community over the years they still love the home town feel and friendliness of the people here.
They both graduated from Lehi High School. Bert attended Utah State University and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Finland. His career in the banking industry spanned over 40 years. Taunya attended business school, and was an elementary school secretary for 25 years.
Bert has always been active in scouting and programs that benefit the youth. He received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award for his service in the scouting program and was recently presented with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for his continuous example and service in his community. Bert was a volunteer firefighter for the Lehi Fire Department for 22 years and was elected Mayor of Lehi in 2009 and served two terms. Taunya spends a lot of her time supporting Bert in his adventures. She was the Director of the Miss Lehi Scholarship Pageant and served as PTA president for local schools.
They served together on the Lehi Civic Improvement Association for more than 40 years. Lehi Roundup Week has always been a favorite tradition and a highlight in their home. Much time was spent building floats, making costumes for the famous miniature parade, and supporting the Rodeo. Even as Lehi grows, they believe it’s important to carry on traditions that bring families together.
Active in their church, Bert has served in the Stake Presidency, Bishoprics, and with the youth. Taunya has served in the presidency of all auxiliaries, but they especially enjoyed working with the young single adults at BYU. Together they now serve in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. The couple have been married for 47 years, and are the parents of four children, Wade, Brad, Shelli and Drew. They have fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. Family is the most important thing to them and they are grateful to have raised theirs in a community steeped with tradition and love.
Bert and Taunya are proud of their Lehi heritage and are true examples of success, service and traditions. We are pleased to have them be our 2019 Lehi Round-Up Grand Marshals.