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Obituary: Wanda Holley

Wanda Holley

1926 ~ 2007

Daughter of God

"Beautiful, Gracious, and Elect daughter of God," Wanda returned home on October 5, 2007. She is the daughter of John Isaac Holley and Wilda Perry.

She was born in Mapleton, Utah on January 13, 1926. She moved to Salt Lake City when she was 17 years old after graduating early from Springville High School and started working for an insurance company. She then became the secretary to Elder Marvin J. Ashton, L.S. Kunzeweiler and Mr. Bob Dobson at Alta Lumber for 34 1/2 years. She then worked for the LDS Church as secretary to Elder Richard G. Scott and for a brief time for Elder A. Theodore Tuttle. She always mentioned "How blessed, she was to have been associated with such fine men and surrounded by wonderful people during her working career".

She served faithfully a stake mission in the Sugarhouse area, Relief Society President of the Winder 9th Ward and various other church callings. She served in the Salt Lake Temple as a temple worker and a volunteer at the Beehive House for many years.

She loved attending cultural arts with her dear friends. She was blessed to be able to travel the world with family and friends and attended many temple dedications. We were privileged to call her our Aunt, great Aunt, great-great Aunt and friend. She was blessed with 35 nieces and nephews she called each her own. Wanda loved children and was the perfect parent to so many.

She is survived by her sisters Ruth (John) Whiteley, Catherine Anne Jensen, Fremont, CA; Mildred Mendenhall, Orem, UT; brother-in-law Sterling R. Olsen, Spanish Fork, UT and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Perry Holley, Mack Holley, Paul Holley, Tony Reynolds and sister Grace Holley Olsen.

The Family would like to thank all those who compassionately cared for Wanda at Alta Ridge Alzheimer and Assisted Living and Millcreek Home Health Hospice.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday Oct. 11, 2007, located at the Winder 9th Ward, 1475 E. 4705 S at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held at Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Dr. Wednesday Oct. 10, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. and again at the ward Thursday one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the various LDS Funds in memory of Wanda. "WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT."