Donald Wagenaar Perry, 69, former Utah director of services for the visually handicapped, died Nov. 23, 1988, in Salt Lake City.
Mr. Perry lost his sight over a period of months after he suffered an eye injury at the age of 6. He began attending the Utah School for the Blind in Ogden when he was 10 and later attended Cyprus High School.He began his career as a teacher at the Utah School for the Blind in 1948, was executive secretary of the Utah Commission for the Blind from 1951-63 and was state supervisor, coordinator and administrator of Utah Services for the Visually Handicapped from 1963-81.
Mr. Perry earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Utah, served on many state and national organizations for the blind and was a longtime member of Lions International.
He had received the Regional Presidential Outstanding Service Award from the American Association of Workers for the Blind and served six months on its national board. He was also a member of the National Rehabilitation Association and the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation.
A well-known horseman, Mr. Perry owned a registered Arabian mare that was winner of 18 ribbons from shows around the country, and several other horses.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday one hour before services. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park.