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Obituary: SHEFFIELD, RAY B

Published: Friday, Nov. 28 2014 6:14 p.m. MST

Ray B. Sheffield1926 ~ 2011Ray Bingham Sheffield was born in Brigham City, Utah on February 1, 1926, the third son of Heber Devern Sheffield and Ella Blanche Bingham. He passed away November 6, 2011 in Salt Lake City. He married Darlene Reeder on April 10, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. She passed away May 30, 1988. He married Annette C. Stephens on December 21, 1990 and sealed May 1991.Ray served in the Army - Air Corps during World War II, and afterwards graduated from the University of Utah. He was a special agent for the FBI, and later worked in the oil industry, mostly with Standard Oil of Indiana, living 25 years in the Chicago area.Ray was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and fulfilled many Church callings including bishop, counselor in two bishoprics, high councilor, stake mission presidency, young men's president (at age 82), and patriarch. He served as a young missionary in Eastern Canada, and with Annette in the Ukraine Kiev Mission. They were able to return recently for the Ukraine Kiev Temple dedication. Ray and Annette also served together in the Salt Lake Temple for 17 years.He is survived by his wife Annette, and children Lon (Rachael), Marci, Kelly (Kim), and Troy (Sharon),and 14 grandchildren; Annette's children Jeff (Leila) Stephens, Doug (Julie) Stephens, Noralie (Blake) Larkin, and Jennifer (Chris) Clarke; 19 step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings John (Donna), James, Dale (Colleen), Marlene Donaldson, Janice (Vern) Grow, Kent (Nora) and Shanna (Gary) Blake, and by his sister-in-law Donna Lyon. He was preceded in death by his first wife Darlene, and by his sister Ardith Burton.Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2011, in the Taylorsville North Stake Center located at 1250 W. Atherton Drive (4355 South). Viewings will be on Friday, November 11th at the Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive from 6-8 p.m. and at the Church building from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. before the funeral service. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences at memorial.com. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the LDS Temple Patron Fund.