Obituary: OTTLEY, WAYNE

Published: Saturday, Aug. 23 2014 9:42 a.m. MDT

Wayne Wilmur Ottley Man of Faith and Integrity

Wayne Ottley passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on August 3, 2011. He was born to Alice Warren and Sidney James Ottley on July 31, 1922. He married his high school sweetheart, LuRee Sanders, on November 3, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. Wayne served his country in World War II as a bomber crew member and instructor. He operated a home decorating business in Murray and Sandy and served in the Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, and Rotary Club of Murray. He built his home at the mouth of Millcreek Canyon and enjoyed many opportunities to serve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At age 54, Wayne and LuRee were called to serve as hosts at the newly opened Temple Visitors Center in Washington D.C. In 1980 they were called to serve as special representatives of the Church in Israel, establishing a Branch in Tiberias. Later missions were filled in South Carolina and at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. They also served on the Church Hosting Committee for eight years. Wayne is survived by his wife, LuRee, and his five children: Glen (Sherie) Ottley, Linda (Doug) Rich, Kent (Jolene) Ottley, Fay (Layne) Croxford, Gaye (Kim) Brown, 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandsons, 25 great-granddaughters and many extended family members. His parents, three siblings, and one granddaughter greeted him in heaven. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 8th, 2011 at the Kaysville 7th Ward Chapel, 331 South 50 West. Friends and family may visit from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 am at the church followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at the Kaysville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the LDS Church General Missionary Fund at http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.premierfuneral.com