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DEATH: RONALD LEGRAND ""BUZZ"" CAPENER

Ronald L. "Buzz" Capener, beloved father, grandfather and brother, passed away April 9, 1995 at age 67, at his home in Salt Lake City.

Buzz was born April 20, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Daniel LeGrand and Christine Helensworth Wach Capener. He graduated from South High School in 1943 and the University of Utah in 1947, where he was active in student affairs and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation from the University, Buzz joined the David W. Evans Advertising Agency where he worked for 30 years. Early in his career, he served as President of the Salt Lake Junior Advertising Club. He worked in Evans' Salt Lake City office, in the Seattle office as the Northwest Area Manager, and in the San Francisco office as President of Evans, California. Thereafter, Buzz moved to San Diego and founded The Capener Company, an advertising and public relations firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.Buzz served as a lieutenant in the National Guard from 1948-1955.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Buzz was called by President Ezra Taft Benson to serve as the Church's Public Communications Director for the San Diego area where he served for seven years until 1993. Buzz also served on the Stake High Council and as the Public Relations Director for the San Diego Temple opening.

Besides his lifelong dedication to the advertising business, Buzz enjoyed painting, traveling, skiing, golf and tennis. His interests also included the theatre, films and watching Jeopardy!

Buzz was previously married to the late Rosemary Pantone of Ogden and then to Rosalie Randall of Seattle.

Buzz is survived by seven children: Michael LeGrand Capener, Phoenix; Cole R. Capener, Hong Kong; Jennifer Lynn Meldau, Columbia, South Carolina; Don Russell Capener, Chicago; Corrine Hucks, Palo Alto, California; Robert Randall Capener, Encinitas, California; and Merilee Christine Capener, Del Mar, California; 14 grandchildren and three siblings, Ted R. Capener, Salt Lake City; Barbara Black, Bozeman, Montana and Daniel L. Capener, Honolulu.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 1995 at noon at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 So. Highland Dr. where friends may call from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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