Wayne Ririe Barker, 88, passed away Monday, January 19, 1998 at Manor Care Nursing Center of kidney failure.

He was born in North Ogden on December 12, 1909, to Clarence M. Barker and Myrtle Ririe. He married Ina Ross on May 20, 1931 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple; they were later divorced. He then married Genevieve Chamberlain on December 8, 1941 in Ogden; they were later divorced. He then married Zelpha Hatch Head on August 20, 1958 in Boise, Idaho.He served in the US Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Kiwanis International for 50 years, and was a member of the LDS Church, where he was active as a High Priest in the No. Ogden 9th Ward, home teacher, and sang in the ward choir. Wayne was an avid sports fan and as a young man played on many baseball teams locally. For 60 years he was the owner/operator of Barker Service Station. For many years he was the owner/operator of the Mt. Lomond Motel and before that he ran the Chick Chick Inn Restaurant. He was a long time supporter for Cherry Days and a lifelong resident of North Ogden.

Surviving are his wife, Zelpha, of North Ogden; a step-son, Joe (Moira) Head, Colorado Springs, Colorado; two daughters from his marriage to Ina Ross Barker, Carol (Rodd) Hadley, Bountiful; Joanne (Alan) Dayley, So. Ogden; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Marvin (Ramona) Barker, No. Ogden; four sisters, Lorene Rasmussen, Brigham City; Phyllis Van Wagenon, Provo; Melba (Kirk) Larsen, No. Ogden; Elaine (Ron) Lowder, Concord, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, and two brothers-in law.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 11 a.m. at North Ogden 9th Ward Chapel, 386 East Elberta Drive, with Bishop Jeff Kinney officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, and on Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Church. Interment, North Ogden Cemetery.

Wayne will be remembered by family and friends for his kindness and generosity.

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