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Obituary: NYMAN, MONTE STEPHEN

Published: Sunday, Dec. 28 2014 7:33 a.m. MST

Monte Stephen Nyman1929 ~ 2011Monte Stephen Nyman passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Monte was born on October 16, 1929 in North Logan, Utah to Andrew B. and Dessie Thurston Nyman. He was the youngest of nine children, all of whom preceded him in death.Monte graduated from Utah State University in Logan, Utah with a Bachelors and Masters Degree. He played short-stop on the Utah State University baseball team, and semi-pro baseball in the summer. He later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Doctorate in Education Administration.Monte taught in the church educational system in Logan, Utah; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and at Brigham Young University. He taught for thirty years as a professor of Ancient Scripture in Religious Education at BYU. During his time at BYU, Monte conducted several LDS church tours to Jerusalem and Central America. Monte served in many positions in Religious Education at BYU, including nine years as Associate Dean. After retirement from BYU, Monte worked in the Administration of Southern Virginia University.Brother Nyman was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Bishop of the Provo Edgemont Second Ward, served on two High Councils and three Stake Presidencies. His favorite calling was Gospel Doctrine teacher.Monte married Mary Ann Sullivan on August 15, 1956 in the St. George Temple. He is survived by his wife and all eight of his children: Scott (Becky) Nyman, Lori (Marty) Olson, Dessie (Todd) Mitchell, June (Kevin) Owen, Mary Jo (Darren) Smith, Virgil Steven Nyman, Lorna (Steve) Miller, and Carol (Skip) McWhorter. They are also the parents of twenty-seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.A viewing will be held at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home at 646 East 800 North, Orem, on Thursday October 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the Orem Orchard Stake Center, 810 East 600 North, preceded by a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.walkerfamilymortuary.com.The family would suggest donations be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund or the new Temple Patron Fund.