F. Wayne Bushman 1918 ~ 2016 Obituary
F. Wayne Bushman, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away from gastric cancer on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at his home in Payson, Utah. He was 97.
He was born May 13, 1918 to John Martin Bushman and Elfreda (Effie) Farquharson in Lehi, Utah, where he attended schools and graduated with the Lehi High class of 1936. He served as a missionary in the Texas Louisiana Mission. He worked as a dairy farmer for over 55 years. On Oct. 2, 1941 he married Shirley Tobler in the Salt Lake Temple. He and Shirley lived in Lehi where six of their seven children were born, until they relocated to a larger farm in West Mountain, Utah. After retiring from farming, he and Shirley built a home in Payson.
Wayne served faithfully in numerous church callings including stake missionary, bishop of the Lehi First Ward, and counselor in the Nebo Stake Presidency. He enjoyed working in the Provo and Payson Temples until shortly before his death. Shirley died in 2004, and Wayne was a gentle and loving nurse to her during her final years. He was known for planting a large garden and bottling his harvest. He retained an optimistic attitude and love of work and life until the end. He loved his family dearly.
Wayne leaves a large posterity who all adored him, including Eileen (Calvin Urry), Lehi; Marilyn (Blaine Carlton), Draper; Ken (Linda Watson), St. George; Carole (Arv Richards), Lehi; Janice (Jay Hathaway), Mona; Neil (Christa Wignall), Payson; and JaLaine (Doug Sievers), Madison, WI; 38 grandchildren; 94 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, one great granddaughter, and his parents, and siblings: Lloyd, Ilah Hadfield, Keith, and Ludene Peterson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, at the Payson 16th Ward, 650 West 800 South, Payson. Viewing is Thursday at the church from 6-8:00 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. before the services. Burial in Lehi City Cemetery. Online guest book at wingmortuary.com.
Published in Deseret News on Jan. 10, 2016