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Wesley Ruane Law


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Wesley Ruane Law, age 82, passed away peacefully in his home in Orangeville, Utah surrounded by family members on June 5, 2011, after a valiant battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born April 27, 1929 in MacLean, Carbon, Utah to Guy Wesley Law and Vada Worthen. He was the oldest of four children. His sister was Ruby Mae and his brothers are Sherald of Price and Lamont of Orangeville.

Wes graduated from South Emery High School. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern California. Following his missionary service he served his country in the army during the Korean War.

He attended Brigham Young University and graduated from there with a Bachelors and Masters Degree. While at BYU he met and married Joyce Johnson from Harlem, Mont. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on Aug. 6, 1956. They have six children: Lorie (Gary) Lemmons of South Jordan, Utah; Dallin (Janice) of Gilbert, Ariz.; Sandra (Doug) Huntington of Orangeville, Utah; David (Shirlene) of Roosevelt, Utah; Wendi (Bob) Berger of Grand Blanc, Mich. and Steven of Salt Lake City, Utah. He loved and was so proud of their 24 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Wes taught seminary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 33 years. His first four years he taught in Ogden, Utah - one year at Ben Lomond High School and three years at the State Industrial School. He taught 29 years at Emery County High School, San Rafael Junior High School and Canyon View Junior High School. He loved teaching the gospel and loved the kids he taught.

He served in a bishopric at BYU and in Ogden. He was a counselor in the Emery Stake Presidency, then was stake president of Castle Dale Utah Stake. He served as a patriarch in Castle Dale Utah Stake. He has touched many lives in Emery County teaching people in seminary for 29 years, then being their stake president, then giving their children patriarchal blessings. Wes will be remembered for his genuine love and concern for people and for his sense of humor.

After retirement he served with his wife, Joyce, on three missions for the LDS Church - one in Argentina, Buenos Aires South; the second in India, Bangalore; and the third in Philippines, San Pablo.

Wes' greatest enjoyment after the Church, family and teach was farming. At age 82 he was still feeding a few cows.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 6-8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home at 620 North Main Street, Huntington, Utah. The funeral will be Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at the Orangeville Second Ward Chapel at 45 West 100 South in Orangeville, Utah. A viewing prior to the funeral will be held from 9-10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family would encourage donations to the LDS Missionary Fund or Perpetual Education Fund.

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