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Obituary: Oma Walker Wagstaff

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Oma Walker Wagstaff passed away August 22, 2000 in Salt Lake City after an extended illness.

She was born in Riverton, Utah on June 14, 1901, a daughter of Edwin Albert and Rose Hannah Green Jeffs Walker.

When she was a young child, her parents moved to Idaho, finally making a home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Oma attended schools there and became a legal secretary. In 1943 she returned to Utah and on Dec. 20, 1944 married W. Stanford Wagstaff.

In 1968 they were called to preside over the Gulf States Mission. Upon their return they were called as Directors of Hosting of the Church. After her husband's death in 1976 she continued serving in the Hosting Program until 1993.

She became President of the Utah Symphony Guild and was a member of the Prevent Blindness of Utah. In 1993 she was honored as "Woman of Vision" for her community, church and civic service. She was also nominated to the Hall of Fame in 1998

In earlier years she enjoyed golfing and her membership in Salt Lake Country Club.

As the last member of her family she is survived by many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 12 noon at Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive. Friends and family may call Friday at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Utah Symphony or Prevent Blindness of Utah.