Bryce Nephi Wadley, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by his children on July 12, 1998.
He was born December 8, 1909 in Pleasant Grove, Utah the son of Nephi James and Jessie Robertson Wadley. He attended public schools in Pleasant Grove and graduated from Brigham Young University. He received his Master's and Doctorate degrees in plant pathology from Iowa State University and worked as a research plant pathologist for the USDA based at Utah State University, investigating stone fruit diseases and developed several new varieties of cherries.Bryce served in the CCC Corps and in the Quartermasters Corps of the U.S. Army in World War II. He married Angelyn Warnick in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 28, 1942. They were the parents of five children. She preceded him in death in 1973. He was sealed to his longtime friend and companion, Doris Reeder in 1994. He was a kind and faithful man, active in the LDS faith and served in numerous stake and ward callings. He was a great teacher to his family.
Bryce had a love of family history and genealogy and worked for 19 years at the Cache Valley Family History Center. Other interests included gardening, travel and photography. He was a member of the Old Main Society at U.S.U.
He is survived by his children, Anne Christine (Mrs. David Ebert), Cottage Grove, Minnesota; James Bryce (Frances), Topeka, Kansas; Robert Kent (JoAnn), Spanish Fork, Utah; Carma Lois, Salt Lake City; Joy Marie (Mrs. Rock Erekson), St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, Alexander and sisters Lucy Haycock, both of Pleasant Grove, Utah and 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, July 18, 1998 in the Providence First Ward Chapel, 150 North 100 East, Providence with Bishop Steve Allan Conducting. A viewing will be held at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wadley Scholarship in the College of Family Life at Utah State University, 2900 University Blvd., Logan, Utah 84332.
The family expresses its appreciation to Dr. Phillip Dean, to Hospice of Cache Valley and to all of Bryce's kind friends and neighbors.