Stephen L. Alley, author, lecturer, educator and gardener passed away on May 13, 1997 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Alley was born in Bancroft, Idaho on September 25, 1915, the son of George and Henrietta Johnson Alley.

He received degrees in Math, English, Chemistry, History and a doctorate in education on scholarship to Harvard University. He lectured at several of the finest universities in Europe and the United States. He was the author of 33 articles and books.He was appointed first Chief of Party of the University of Utah team sent to Ethiopia to establish a college of education at Haile Selassie University where he and his family resided for a year and a half. He served as professor, department chairman, and dean of the College of Education at Brigham Young University.

On August 16, 1939, he married his loving wife Maurine Christensen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised a family of four children: Kathryn A. (Mical) Smith, Stephen W. (Marcie) Alley, Carol A. (Wayne) Welsh, and Lynn D. (Heidi) Alley. They are the grandparents of 22 grandchildren, two of whom died in infancy.

He served faithfully in the LDS Church as a bishop, high councilor, temple preparation missionary and in many other callings. He sang in the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir for ten years participating in the choir's first European tour. He submitted countless books of direct line names in doing his family history.

He will long be remembered and loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 16, 1997 at 11 a.m. in the Stone Creek Stake Center, 990 North 100 West, Bountiful. Friends may call Thursday, May 15, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Friday 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment- Bountiful City Cemetery.

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