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Obituary: Wanda Woodard Morzelewski

Wanda Woodard Morzelewski 1918 - 2005 Wanda Woodard Morzelewski passed from her mortal existence on August 29, 2005 in Logan, Utah due to complications related to aging. She was born to Alonzo (Lon) and Mary Jane Woodard on June 20, 1918 in Francis, Summit County, Utah. She had one brother, Earl, and two sisters, Ione Prescott and Wilma Gines Crystal, all who preceded her in death. Wanda married Charles A. Morzelewski in Salt Lake City on May 18, 1940; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four children, John (Nila); Tim (died in 1947), Julie (Greg) Robinson and Lonnie (Michael) Taylor. She was the grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Wanda was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life, holding positions in the Primary, Young Women's Organization and Relief Society. She and Charles served an extraction mission for nearly 10 years, converting German genealogy records to English in preparation for temple ordinances. She spent countless hours doing genealogy and temple work for family members who had preceded her in death. Wanda lived by the basic principles of the church, she loved everyone she knew, she served those in need, she comforted the ill and gave substance to the poor. She had a wonderful talent for crocheting, quilting and sewing and used those talents to make hundreds of items, including blankets, hats, gloves, scarves and other items for the needy. She loved to travel in the southwest and Mexico and as part of those trips took the opportunity to deliver clothing, sewing kits and health packets to the Indians and Mexicans in rural Mexico. She loved to help the poor and less fortunate. She was the model of a 'compassionate-servant.' Wanda and Charles enjoyed the out of doors and spending many hours in their garden and yard, traveling to various places of interest, fishing the lakes in Utah and supporting their children and grandchildren's sporting events. She loved simple foods, enjoyed the summer evenings with Charles watching the birds in their yard, having a good conversation with friends or relatives and most of all, she loved her family. In return we all loved her very much and will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 in the Pebble Hills Chapel, 8735 So. Harvard Park Drive (1065 East), Sandy, UT, at 12:00 noon. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the Pebble Hills Chapel. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The family would like to give many thanks to the employees of the Logan Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center and the Logan House for the caring service given to Wanda over the past eight month.