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John Morley

November 19, 1936 — October 7, 2022

John Morrille Morley, of West Valley City, Utah, aged 85, nearly 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2022. He was born on November 19, 1936 in Provo, Utah, to John Morley Jr. and Dorothea Nielsen Morley. John was raised in Provo, Utah. He married Susanne Church on December 12, 1958 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

John loved his family very much and was a devoted husband and father. He gave his all in providing for and supporting his wife Susanne and children Scott and Ladd. Together they had many good experiences and adventures on family trips and outings. In earlier years, dad was an avid angler and took his family on many adventures into the great outdoors.

Dad always had an interest in aviation. For years he enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and the association with friends in his model aircraft club. In later years, he worked for and obtained his pilots license. Together, with partner Ed Dialog, they purchased a Piper Cherokee 180 aircraft. He very much loved flying and exploring in their plane 5477 Whiskey.

Dad will be missed greatly for his kindness and support to the people he knew and loved. As dad got older, he struggled with increasing age related dementia and hearing loss. His wife Susanne became his greatest support and primary caregiver. He, on so many occasions, expressed his great love and devotion to her.

John is survived by his wife Susanne Morley; sons John Scott (Elisa), Ladd (Marelyne); and four grandchildren, Timothy Dickson, John Taylor, Victoria and Cole Morley. He is also survived by brothers Lloyd Albert Morley (JoAnn) and James Paul Morley (Sybil) and their children, Paul, John and Sarah.

John was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie McMorris; mother Dorothea; and father John Morley, Jr.

A short viewing for John will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 1:00-1:45 PM at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 S Vine Street, Murray, Utah.

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