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Obituary for Dorothy Wessler Wood

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Dorothy Wessler Wood

October 5, 1921 - August 26, 2014

Dorothy Wessler Wood
October 5, 1921 – August 26, 2014

Dorothy Wessler Wood of Ogden, Utah died peacefully in her sleep August 26, 2014 at Peachtree Assisted Living.

She was born in Ogden, UT, October 5, 1921, the daughter of George C. and Eliza Evans Wessler. She was a member of the LDS church.

Dorothy graduated from Ogden High School in 1939, which was the 2nd graduating class. She was employed as an office receptionist for local doctors, which included Dr. Utterback, Dr. Grua and Dr. Pugmeyer. Dorothy was also an executive secretary for Boeing Plant 77. Upon retirement she and her husband built a home at Nordic Valley and a cabin Star Valley, WY. Together they also enjoyed their winter in Yuma, AZ.

She married Rex W. Wood on August 8, 1962 in Ogden, UT.

Most of all Dorothy loved her family; she was a beautiful lady and admired by all.

Dorothy’s children and their spouses are Shanna Adams (deceased); Annette and Dean Morgan, Brigham City; Karen and Pat Stephenson, Hooper; G. Leonard Maw (deceased) and Ralene Maw, Ogden; and Curt and Connie Maw, Lino Lakes, MN.

She has 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 36 great-great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Rex W. Wood; son G. Leonard Maw; daughter Shana Adams; sisters Naomi Giles, Marion Higham and Louise Taylor; and brothers George Wessler Jr. and Walter Wessler.

Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th Street, Ogden, UT, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in her name to the Primary Children’s Hospital at 100 N Medical Drive, SLC, UT 84413.

The family would like to thank the Gardens Assisted Living for maker her final years wonderful and also the Peachtree Assisted Living for their care and kindness in her final days.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 5, 1921
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Virginia posted on 9/13/14

You and your family members have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that our heavenly father, Jehovah brings comfort to all who have fallen asleep in death with the hope of the resurrection. And how we look forward to the day when the last enemy, death, “is to be brought to nothing”! (1 Corinthians 15:26) Confidence in Jehovah’s resurrection promise brings us comfort and a sure hope for the future. Visit us at for more spiritual comfort.


Marsha Stokes posted on 9/9/14

Karen and Pat, We didn't know Dorothy but, would like you to know that our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. Marsha and Darwin


Dave Pettingill posted on 8/28/14

To Dorothy's Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have often thought about Dorothy and Rex, part of the "Gang" my folks (Floyd and Thelma Pettingill) ran with. I remember what a beautiful lady Dorothy was, always dressed to the nines. She was always so sweet and caring about everyone! I have such fond memories of her! My heart is sad today! May she rest in peace!! Dave