Rulon B. Stanfield, 77, died Tuesday, March 3, 1992, in the McKay-Dee Hospital.
He was born February 9, 1915, in Gannett, Idaho, a son of William Henry and Louella Bates Stanfield. His early education was in Gannett, completing additional coursework at the University of Idaho. On Nov. 12, 1932, he married Ruby Elvira Byington, in Pocatello, Idaho; marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Rulon then taught school several years in Paul, McCammon and Preston, Idaho before moving to Ogden in 1940. During World War II, Rulon served as Chief of Payroll and Accounting at Hill Air Force Base. He then organized his own business engineering firm, R Business Service. Later he served 13 years as Executive Director of United Fund of Northern Utah and then worked with AFLAC Insurance Co.He was a former member of the Ogden Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club and was a Past District Governor of Rotary International District 542 (Utah) and was a charter member of the the Mt. Ogden Rotary Club.
Rulon devoted his lifetime of service to his fellow human beings, church and community. He was a High Priest in the Ogden 50th Ward. He was a longtime member of the YMMIA General Board, serving both athletic and dance committees and directing the All-Church Dance Festivals for 15 years. He directed musical theatre productions of "All Faces West" in both Ogden and New Zealand. He served with the Boy Scouts of America and recently was a member of the High Council of the Ogden Weber Heights Stake and was a temple worker in the Ogden LDS Temple.
Rulon was always active in sports in participant, coach and he refereed high school, college and pro sports in baseball, football and basketball and in the old Skyline Conference and most recently as Observer with the Big Sky Conference.
He continually shared his love, devotion and time with his beloved wife, Ruby, Ogden; six daughters, Illene Pett, San Jose, Calif.; Kay
Packard, Salt Lake City; Nancy Farrell, Ogden; Susan Mattos, Star, Idaho; Barbara Swaner, Boise, Idaho; Sheri Dee Stanfield, Orem; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Mitchell, St. George; LaVon McComb, Caldwell, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Orville, Elwyn, Les, Arnold, Merle, sisters, Rhea and LaRene, son-in-law, Michael W. Farrell and grandson, Jeffery Farrell.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Ogden 50th LDS Ward, 1425 Kingston Drive. Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday at the ward chapel, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment: Aultorest Memorial Park.
The family suggests donations may be made to the Rulon B. Stanfield Memorial Trust, Weber State University Athletic Department.
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