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Deseret News, 10/29/10
Dee J. Wamsley Gone Flying Dee J. Wamsley was born in Montpelier, Idaho to Helen Jackson
and Keith Wamsley on February 20, 1939. He passed way peacefully on October 25, 2010, in
Boulder City, NV with his loving wife of 52 years at his side after a 21 year battle with
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, having never fully recovered from major lung
surgery on August 14th. Dee J. had a wonderful childhood growing up in Randolph, Utah near
his grandparents, Frank and Pearl Jackson. He married his high School Sweet Heart,
Sherlene Hoffman on February 7, 1958, later (Solomized) in the Logan LDS Temple. They had
one daughter, six sons, one foster child, Barbara Lee Sorensen, 32 grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren. Dee J. graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering. He worked for Boeing Aircraft and Bloomquist & Brown before establishing
and successfully running his own business, Wamsley Engineering, for over 37 years. He
served as the preside!
nt of the Consulting Engineers Council and loved working on Church projects. Dee J. was a
hard worker and over the years he enjoyed many business associates. His best friends were
his loving wife, children and grandchildren. His love was flying small airplanes,
vacationing with his wife and family, hunting, fishing and attending any sporting event,
especially if one of his children or grandchildren were participating. Dee J. had a strong
testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and had the opportunity to serve in many church
callings, he enjoyed serving in several Bishoprics in West Jordan, Utah and in the Las
Vegas, Nevada Temple. Dee J. is survived by his wife and children, Connie of Minneapolis,
MN, Jay (Karen) Mt. Green, UT, Brent (Sue) West Valley, UT, Ron (Jana) Hooper, UT, Ross
(Caroline) West Jordan, UT, Kevin (Brook) St. George, UT, Kenny (Tiffany) West Jordan, UT.
Special thanks to mom for taking such good care of Dad especially over the last few years.
vices will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., in th
e Randolph LDS Chapel. Friends may call on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Crandall Mortuary, 800 Uinta Street, Evanston, WY and at the Church from 9:30 to 10:45
a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Church Perpetual Education Fund are suggested.
Published in Deseret News from October 28 to October 29, 2010
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