Lorry Elbon Rytting, 63, journalist, teacher and musician died of cancer on 10 May 1991 at his home in Salt Lake.
Son of Andrew Noble and Alvaretta Davis Rytting.Born 21 July 1927, Tooele, Utah. Raised in Malad, Idaho, and Ephraim and Tremonton, Utah. Earned B.A. from Brigham Young University, M.A. University of Utah, and Ph.D. University of Wisconsin. Married Gloria Wallis 27 December 1951, in Logan LDS Temple. While at BYU, elected editor of Universe, and won two All-America ratings. Reporter for the Deseret News and editor of Delta Phi Clarion, Bear River Valley Leader and SUP Pioneer. During early career he was public relations officer of LDS Church Information Service. During the 1970's he was an associate professor of mass communications and journalism at the University of Utah. Fulbright lecturer at the University of Nigeria at Nsukka. Established public relations office for LDS Church in London, England. Since 1978 worked as a director in Public Communications department of LDS Church. Served a mission in Great Britain. Was a choir conductor and gospel doctrine teacher most of adult life and also served in a bishopric, high council and other positions. Lorry was a fine jazz clarinet and saxophone player and loved classical music. He was a tireless photographer and nature lover, and found deep satisfaction in his family-built cabin in the Uintas. His greatest devotion was for his family and his religion. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by his wife, Gloria; five sons and one daughter, Bryce (Lysa) Rytting, Orem, Utah, Todd (Cheryl) Rytting, Michael (Gina) Rytting, Paul (Irene) Rytting and Kent (Renel) Rytting, all of Salt Lake area, and Suzanne (Mark) Garney, Michigan; his mother in Tremonton; two sisters and one brother, Bonnie (Owen) Jones, Mesa, Arizona, Ruth Rytting Kunkel, Salt Lake, and Brent (Sherry) Rytting, Frankfurt, Germany; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Eric and his father.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 14 May 1991 at 11:00 a.m. in the Canyon Rim First Ward Chapel, 3000 So. 3100 E., Salt Lake. Friends may call on Monday 13 May from 6-8:30 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive and also on the day of the funeral at the Canyon Rim Ward from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In place of flowers, contributions may be sent to M. Neff Smart Scholarship Fund, Dept. of Communications, University of Utah.
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