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Obituary for Ora May Wilson

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Ora May Wilson

September 5, 1928 - April 2, 2017

Ora May Wilson passed away on April 2, 2017 with her loving family by her side.  She was born September 5, 1928 at Lake Shore, Utah County, Utah.  She was the oldest daughter of James Andrew Sorensen and Lillian Alice Beddoes Sorensen.

Ora May attended schools in Los Angeles, California, Lake Shore and Spanish Fork, Utah.  She graduated from Spanish Fork High School.  She also graduated from Stevens-Henager Business College and Weber State Institute of Religion.   While in school she excelled in music, drama, speech and history.  She also was a member of the soft ball team.

Ora May was blessed with a pleasant singing voice and sang solos, duets and in the choirs in all the wards where she lived.  She was a member of the Lake Shore Vaudville group which performed all over the surrounding counties.

During World War II she sang with her Uncle Melvin’s orchestra in Los Angeles entertaining the service men.

Ora May told everyone she was a hard working farm girl.  While on the family farm she belonged to the 4-H clubs for seven years receiving awards at the county fairs for sewing, cooking and home management.

Ora May Sorensen and Owen Grant Losee were married and sealed on September 6, 1944 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Three children were born to this union:  Evelyn L. (Charles) Maitland, O. Grant (Lynn) Losee and James R. (Marsha) Losee.  The family moved to Ogden, Utah in 1950.  They were later divorced.  Ora May married Paul Elmer Wilson on May 14, 1959 at her home in Ogden, Utah.  They were later sealed in the Ogden LDS Temple on August 9, 1978.  From this union two children were born:  Clyde P. (Julie) Wilson and Paulette W. (Tom) Comstock.

Ora May supported her children while she attended college.  During her working years she worked for Child Haven Nursery, Holmes Insurance Co., Lloyd Berrett Service, Skaggs Drug and ZCMI.

Paul helped her raise her three children and their two children.  Paul was a very special blessing to her.  They worked well together raising their children, vacationing and having good family times together.  They were able to travel to many places in the world.

Ora May was blessed with a pleasant disposition, a happy smile and a great love and testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ.  She loved her Heavenly Father and tried very hard to follow His commandments.  She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She served in many callings and was very proud of serving over 40 years in the Primary.

Ora May is survived by her four children; sister, Iva Dell Woodman; sister-in-law, Ila Mae Sorensen; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents; daughter, Evelyn Maitland; grandson, Ryan Losee and her three brothers.

A Viewing will be on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: September 5, 1928
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Debbie Price Mumford posted on 4/25/17

My family (Glade and Connie Price) grew up in the same ward as yours. I had the opportunity to serve with Ora May in the Primary. I was in high school at the time and played the piano for Primary. Your Mom was the chorister. I enjoyed her so much. She was always happy and had a smile on her face. We learned the songs together - it was a fun time. When I married, she gave us a beautiful set of embroidered and crocheted pillowcases. I still have them! You were blessed with a wonderful Mom!


Lynn Scadden posted on 4/12/17

Hey Jim and Family; Lisa and I send our sincere condolences upon the passing of your mother. Lisa has fond memories of what a sweet and kind lady your mother was and it was her great privilege to know her from her old neighborhood. We're very sorry for your loss and hope your family will all see the bigger picture in her passing to the next phase of spiritual existence. May you all be at peace, Lynn and Lisa Scadden and Casey Galvez


The James Family posted on 4/11/17

Jim, We are sorry that we weren't able to come to the viewing and funeral. It was a pleasure to have met your mother on several occasions. We hope you are feeling some peace.


Mark Jensen posted on 4/9/17

Jim, I saw you mothers obituary online. I remember her from primary and the ward. She was a great lady. I remember her singing in groups and at ward parties. Thanks for the memories.


Wanona & Paul Greer posted on 4/5/17

Ora May has been such a sweet sister- she will be missed for sure! Our sympathy & condolences to all her family & friends.


Robin Johnson posted on 4/4/17

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Hold Grant tight and give him my condolences. Robin


Lorie Kerr posted on 4/4/17

I'm so sorry Grant, Janet and family. Lorie Kerr