Surrounded by his family, Rex Leo Worley passed away January 27, 2011 in Logan, Utah, at the age of 96. Rex was born September 16, 1914, in Logan, Utah, to Ida Elizabeth Krebs and Leo Worley. He had one older sister, Nona Marie.
Rex attended school in Logan and in 1929 went to work with his father at Palmerâ€™s as an apprentice plumber. On July 11,1936, Rex married Marie Olson. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with one daughter, JoAnn, in 1937. Rex married Olida Petersen in 1986.
Rex worked at Palmerâ€™s for 19 years. During WWII he worked as a foreman for Palmerâ€™s at the Army Supply Defense Depot in Ogden. In 1948 he founded Worley Plumbing & Heating. He was an excellent plumber with a reputation for quality and his neat, precise work can still be found in many of the older homes and apartments in Cache Valley.
Rex always enjoyed cooking and was a wonderful cook. Many happy moments were spent at the dinner table with family and friends. Rex cooked Thanksgiving dinner every year for 56 years, a tradition much looked forward to by each family member. Rex also enjoyed fishing from the time he was a young boy, and he spent many enjoyable hours in this pastime. He loved Cache Valley and said it was the best place in the world to live; he especially loved the autumn and winter months.
He is survived by his wife Olida, his daughter, JoAnn (Bob) Benson, grandchildren Cathy Benson, Todd Benson (all of Logan) Carla (John) Hanks (Broomsfield, Colorado) and great-grandchildren: Joshua, Trevor, Jessica, and Stephanie Simpson, and a beloved niece, Tammy (Ted) Shock of Mineola, Texas.
A family viewing will be held Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 10:30 am to 11 :30 AM at the Allen-Hall Mortuary at 34 E Center in Logan, followed by Graveside Services at Logan City Cemetery at 12 noon. Interment wilt be in Logan City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Allen Mortuaries.
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful father and grandfather. You always loved us, took care of us, and provided for us. We were very blessed to have you in our lives and will miss you very much. You have spoken often in the past months of your longing to return home and be with your beloved parents and especially to see your mother, whom you havenâ€™t seen for almost 87 years. What a joyful reunion you must have had. We love you and miss you and look forward to the day when we can all be together again.