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Death: Layne Wareing Cannon

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Layne Wareing Cannon, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend died Thursday afternoon, October 1, 1998 in Provo, Utah after a long and valiant struggle with cancer.

Born November 27, 1950 in Salt Lake City to Margery Sorensen and William Wareing Cannon. He graduated from Salt Lake City East High School and received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University in Computer Science.He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Geneva Switzerland mission. Since that time he has filled many Church callings including

effective and lengthy leadership in scouting and was released as bishop of a BYU student Ward in August of this year.

Following his graduation from BYU, he was

employed by Bell Laboratories in Chicago, IL. He and his family then moved to Kennewick, WA where he worked at Batelle Laboratories, a

contract research organization for the nuclear industry and the U.S. Department of Energy. In 1983 the Layne Cannons returned to Provo, Utah where he affiliated with WordPerfect. He

became a Vice President of the Corporation and was instrumental in the original development of WordPerfect, the product and technical director for WP5.1 for DOS. WordPerfect was sold to Novell, where he then became involved in organizational behavior issues. His last

significant effort related to WordPerfect helped Novell hand it off to Corel. Following this he did some consulting. He was a significant partner in the development of Bryce Canyon's Western Town, a small resort located on Highway 89, south of Panguitch, Utah.

He was a member of the Provo City Planning Commission and was involved in supporting the Provo Freedom Festival. He was a member of the Board of Directors and an active participant in CHOICE (Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-cultural Exchange), a rural development organization. He and his family were

engaged in several CHOICE expeditions, one of which was to Western Samoa and a number of others to Kenya, Africa.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Plumb, whom he married in the Salt Lake

Temple, January 24, 1974. He is also survived by his parents, Salt Lake City; his three children,

Lincoln (Dorothee) Connelly Cannon, Molly Cannon and Megan Cannon, all of Provo; a grandson, Spencer Cannon; sisters, Wendy Cannon Ward, Salt Lake City, Merilee Cannon Sine, Fairfax, VA, brothers, Michael M. Cannon, Dana Point, CA, David D. Cannon, San Francisco, CA, Robert W. Cannon, Redlands, CA, Christian S. Cannon, Orlando, FL, and Matthew W. Cannon, Salt Lake City.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday,

October 7, at 12 noon at the Edgemont East Stake Center, 350 E. 2950 No., Provo, Utah. Friends may call Tuesday, October 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, Provo, Utah, and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment: East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to CHOICE, 1937 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84115.

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