Former publisher and editor Horace W. Shurtleff died Nov. 20, 1988, at his home in St. George. He was 90.

Mr. Shurtleff became a publisher in 1930 with "What's What," a weekly bulletin containing legal and statistical information. Two decades later he formed Shurtleff Publications, which produced several trade magazines including Intermountain Home Builder, Intermountain Industry, Arizona-New Mexico Contractor and Builder, and Intermountain Contractor. He sold the corporation to a family member in 1984 and retired.Mr. Shurtleff was born June 14, 1898, in Sumpter, Ore., to Horace Luman and Inga Hegsted Shurtleff. As a member of the Quartermaster Corps in World War II, Mr. Shurtleff was stationed in California, England, Germany and France, where he received a Bronze Star and attained the rank of colonel. In the Korean War, he formed and commanded a reserve unit.

Mr. Shurtleff served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Great Britain from 1921-23. He held a number of positions in the church, including Sunday School teacher, stake Sunday School superintendent and High Priest group leader.

Funeral will be Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and one before the service. Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.