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Obituary: HUFF GARY WAYLAND

Published: Friday, Nov. 28 2014 11:21 p.m. MST

Gary Wayland Huff1933 ~ 2012Gary Wayland Huff, 78 of Lindon passed away peacefully January 10, 2012 from pneumonia, after battling ALS for several years.Born September 1, 1933 to Delos and Rhea Huff in Lake Shore, Utah. Married Ida Andrews of San Diego on December 18, 1959 in the Manti Temple and raised seven children together. After losing Ida to cancer in 1997, he married Emily Peay of Provo on May 2, 1998 in the Jordan River Temple.Gary's legacy is love for hard work, service and his unwavering testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved gardening and sharing the abundance with family and neighbors. He taught the same work ethic to his posterity. Gary graduated from Spanish Fork HS and received his BA in Elementary Education from BYU, and later earned his master's. Gary and Ida raised their family in southern California where he taught school in El Cajon, CA for 31 years. He then retired to South Jordan in 1993. After marrying Emily in 1998, they moved to Lindon.Gary served in the Army following the Korean War. He then served in the North Western States Mission and continued as a faithful member of the LDS Church his entire life. Gary is survived by his wife, Emily; his seven children: Joseph (Rachel) South Jordan; Paul (Jennifer) Spring Lake; Tina Davis (Ryan) Riverton; Margaret Davis (Kevin) Las Vegas; Denise Mullins (Timothy) Benjamin; Timothy, Saratoga Springs; Becky Barney (Derek) Riverton; his stepsons: Richard Murrill (Molly), St. Johns, USVI; Michael Murrill, Redmond, WA; Albert Lee Prior (Shaylene) Lehi; 30 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and his siblings: Joyce Swanner, Dale Huff, Leta Smith, Roger Huff and Randy Huff.Funeral services will be held Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon Central Stake Center, 56 E 600 N Lindon. Viewings will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S 300 E, Pleasant Grove and on Friday at the Stake center one hour prior to services.Interment in the South Jordan City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Gary requested donations to the LDS Church Mission or Perpetual Education Funds.Condolences can be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com