Wayne A. Mineer 1933 ~ 2011

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Wayne A. Mineer, age 77, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at his home in Provo, Utah from a stroke suffered April 1st. Wayne was born November 1, 1933 in Midvale, Utah, the first child born to Lawrence A. Mineer and Della Lovenia Clark Mineer. He attended elementary school in Midvale, graduated from Jordan High School in 1951 and immediately began attending the University of Utah. He graduated from the U with a B.S. degree, and in 1958 received his M.D. degree from the U. Wayne married Ann Mineer in the Salt Lake Temple on December 18, 1953, and they moved to Salt Lake City close to the University of Utah. Following his graduation, Wayne took his family to Staten Island, New York, where he served an internship at the U.S. Merchant Marine Hospital. In 1959 they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Wayne fulfilled his military obligation by working for the Indian Health Hospital. His next step was some residency training at the U, after which he moved to Provo in 1962 and began working as a Family Practice Doctor in Orem, Utah. Wayne loved his profession and enjoyed his practice and patients for almost 40 years. Wayne and Ann were blessed with seven children, and he loved serving and being with his family. Wayne served in many callings in the LDS Church, and he and Ann served missions in Georgia, as service missionaries at the Jerusalem Center, and began a mission in Kathmandu, Nepal, which was shortened when they both required surgery. They also served a year as local missionaries. He taught Doctrine & Covenants classes at BYU for 10 years. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Vaughn, and two grandchildren, Jonathan Leslie King and Sophia Ann Shupe. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Provo; children: Jill Ann (Leslie C.) King of Loganville, GA; Kathryn (Stuart M.) Morgan of West Chester, OH; Dianne Reese of Carlsbad, CA; Lynnette (Chris) Carruthers of Orem; Shannon (William) Shupe of Lindon; David (Emily) of American Fork; Lesli Ann Harmon of Provo; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Arvin J. (Peggy) Mineer of Kuna, Idaho. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30th at 12 noon at the Grandview South Stake Center, 1122 North Grand Avenue, Provo, Utah. Friends may visit Friday evening, April 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Mortuary, 646 E. 800 No., Orem, Utah and on Saturday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfamilymortuary.com