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Wendell Clyde Gray – St George News

July 17, 1936-Nov. 22nd, 2022

Wendell Clyde Gray was born on July 17, 1936 in St. George, Utah. He is the son of Clyde and Violet Stucki Gray.

Wendell grew up at Gray Ranch in Central, Utah, where he loved working alongside his father and attending annual roundups from the age of 12. He attended elementary school in Santa Clara, Utah, then Dixie High and Dixie College, where he was active in musicals and also played football and baseball. Wendell continued his education at BYU and took time off to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States. Returning to BYU after his junior year, he met and married his sweetheart, Marva Larsen. He received his bachelor’s degree and moved to Malad, Idaho, where he began his career as a seminary teacher.

They then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he received his master’s degree. They moved once more, this time back to Dixie, where he taught in the college’s institute program and then became an administrator. For the last nine years of his career, he was relocated to Las Vegas, where he served as area director for portions of California, Nevada and Arizona.

He is the father of four daughters: Wendy (Kay) Stott, Shelly (Kelly) Evans, Kristy (Chris) Larsen and Marcy (Troy) Fullmer. He has 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Marva died in 1997 and Wendell then married Lucinda “Cindy” Nyberg and added their six children: Lynette (Valerieann) Nyberg, Lori (Rick) Klatt, Kenny Nyberg, Brent (Brook) Nyberg, Kelly (Rochelle) Nyberg and Kristi Thomas; plus another 29 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Together they were able to serve four missions for the Church and enjoy 25 years together.

Wendell was and is a wonderful, positive influence on our lives and so many others. We will miss him so much.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 2 at Pine Valley Chapel, 50 West Main Street, Pine Valley, Utah. Visitations are Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and the Friday before services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at St. George City Cemetery, 600 E Tabernacle Street, St. George.

The orders are being overseen by Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, full obituaries and burial lists.

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