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Obituary: Louis Ernest Buhrley

1916 ~ 2004


- Louis Ernest Buhrley, 87, died Saturday, October 2, 2004 after an extended illness.

He was born November 16, 1916 in Salt Lake City, the son of Louis and Alice Gygi Buhrley.

He was raised in Salt Lake City, where he attended West High School.

He served an LDS mission in Brazil from 1936-1939.

On July 1, 1940 Louis married Helen Williams Moon. Lou and Helen moved to Huntsville, Utah and there began to raise their family and form many lasting, eternal friendships.

Lou surprised many when he adapted so well to country living. He loved his farm and enjoyed the time he spent working side by side with his children and grandchildren. His dream was to have all of his children build homes on the farm. He spent nearly 30 years as a bus driver for Weber County Schools to supplement the family income. It was through his bus driving experiences that he left an impact on many young people who appreciated his kindness and concern for their welfare. Neighbors and friends were benefited by his many acts of selfless service.

Lou served faithfully in many capacities in the LDS Church. He served with the Young Men, Sunday School, bishopric counselor, and bishop. He and Helen were also ordinance workers in the Ogden LDS Temple until they were called to serve a mission to Munich, Germany in 1985. He became ill while serving this mission and spent the last 19 years in the loving care of his wife and eternal companion.

Lou is survived by his wife, Helen; four sons, Louis (Joan) Buhrley, Max (Lola) Buhrley, Roger Buhrley, Ron (Karen) Buhrley; and three daughters, Kathy (Bob) Buswell, Lynne (Greg) Graves, and Julie (Kerry) Wahlen. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday, 11 a.m. at Huntsville 2 nd

Ward, 277 South 7400 East, Hunts-ville, Utah.

Friends and family may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North 2100 East, and Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., at the church.

Interment, Huntsville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund. Email condolences to the family at