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Vernal Ray Hadley (82) sadly passed away on July 22, 2022, at his home in Kaysville, UT. He leaves behind his wife, Sharon Wade Hadley, of 59 years; their five children, Layne (Marinalva), Ted (Katherine), Chet (Yvette), Julie (Charles), and James (Marnie); and 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray Hadley and Margie Taylor, and his son, Blake Hadley who died at birth.
Vern spent a lifetime serving his community and church. Growing up in Ogden, UT, with his parents and his brothers, Kenneth and Rick, Vern became an avid Boy Scout, earning the rank of Eagle. As a young adult, he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil, speaking Portuguese. He worked construction and architectural drafting during his early career, and his skills and language experience eventually took him and his family back to Brazil and to Portugal. They lived overseas fulfilling several assignments for the Church, overseeing chapel construction and temporal affairs. He retired in 2003 after decades in construction and 20 years of Church employment.
Throughout his life, he spent many years as a scout master. In 1970, his troop of scouts was recognized as one of the Top 50 in the Church. Vern loved to sing campfire songs. Those who remember him best know Vern had a song for every occasion. He also served in numerous church callings and as bishop of the Kaysville 5th Ward from 1995 to 2000. He was an active member of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.
Vern loved woodworking and he always had a project or two to keep him busy. Whether turning rolling pins on a lathe for his daughters-in-law, building a pioneer waterwheel for Kaysville City, or doing carpentry work to help a neighbor, Vern’s creativity and woodworking skills were always there to help someone in need. He is remembered for his sense of humor and compassion towards others. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville Central Stake, 555 N. Fairfield Rd. (100 E.), Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Friday July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St., Kaysville, Utah, and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center prior to the service.
Interment will be held at the Ben Lomond Cemetery in North Ogden, Utah, where military honors will be accorded.
Friday, July 29, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary
Saturday, July 30, 2022
9:45 - 10:45am (Mountain time)
Saturday, July 30, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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