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Obituary: Wendell Leon Omer

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1925 ~ 2004

Our beloved father, Wendell Leon Omer, 79, passed away after a short bout with leukemia, on September 29, 2004, in Orem, UT, surrounded by his three children.

He was born on April 21, 1925 in Holladay, UT to August Gideon Omer and Leona Sutherland Omer and was the fifth of nine children.

He graduated from Granite High School in 1942 and entered the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he graduated in 1946 as an Ensign in the U. S. Navy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Aiida Faye Scott, in the Salt Lake Temple on September 4, 1946. After working for more than 40 years as an outside plant Engineer for Pacific Telephone in California and Anchorage Telephone in Alaska, he returned to Utah in 1994.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many Ward and Stake positions. He especially loved the Temple and in the last few years spent more and more time doing temple work, and also serving as a Church Service Missionary in the Lindon Utah Bishop's Storehouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and his beloved wife, Aiida. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters; three children, Michael Scott Omer (Kathleen), Nancy Ellen Rawls (Joseph) and Andra Elisabeth Somerville (Kerry), 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Timpview 5th Ward Chapel, 865 West 1000 North, Orem, UT. A viewing will be held prior to funeral services at the church from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Interment will follow at the Lehi, Utah City Cemetery. Services under the direction of Berg Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Aid Fund are requested.