Oralie Atwood Wadley passed away July 14, 2000, at the home of her granddaughter, Julie and Jeff Jenson. She is reunited with her sweetheart, husband, and eternal companion of 60 years, Virgil, to whom she was married January 14, 1931. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on October 27, 1932.
Oralie was born in Vernal, Utah, July 3, 1911 to Earl W. and Mary Hodgkinson Atwood. The family moved to Hanna, Utah. Oralie and Virgil lived in the beautiful valley of Hanna and Tabiona for 40 years. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1955.
Oralie taught Sunday School and Primary classes and has done Relief Society visiting teaching for 52 years. She started singing in 1956 with the Bonneville Stake Choir with Dr. Shand, and his strings. She studied music and singing at the U of U under Dr. Shand and Maurice Abravanel of the Utah Symphony. She sang for the production of Elijah. She also sang for General Conference 11 times, and sang eight times for Relief Society Conference. She also sang at many other events and funerals. She was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by two sons, Howard Ross Wadley, Salt Lake City and Lt. Col. Ret. Verl Dean Wadley, wife, Shauna Manning, Boise, ID; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-child-ren; brother, Morris Atwood, wife, Gloria. Pre-ceded in death by their oldest son, Delos Jr. and her parents, one sister and one brother.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 17, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Douglas Ward, 721 S. 1200 East. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and at the ward Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Tabiona, Utah.