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Mary Behunin Wailes
Birth: Dec. 18, 1924
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 2011
Cottonwood Heights
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

December 18, 1924 ~ June 06, 2011

Mary Behunin Wailes passed from this world peacefully on June 6, 2011 surrounded by her family.

She was born to Elijah Behunin and Mary Taylor Behunin on December 18, 1924 in Talmage, Utah. In 1941 she moved to Salt Lake City, where at the start of WWII she left school to care for her mother. After marriage and children, she returned to school and received her high school diploma. During the first years of the war, she worked at Remington Arms where she was an ammunition inspector. When that closed, she worked at the Clearfield Naval Supply Center until 1953. She later worked with her husband Dick at Transport Tire as Office Manager and Vice President for 10 years prior to retiring.

She married her life's companion, Richard R. Wailes, in the Salt Lake Temple on March 21, 1946. Mary was active in her church assignments and completed a mission with Dick in the Church employment centers in Mesa, Arizona and Sandy, Utah. Mary loved to paint, create ceramics and travel. She traveled with Dick to all 50 states and many foreign countries.

A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother; she was proceeded in death by her parents, sisters Helen and Lois; Brothers; Lester, Frank, Don and Robert.

She is survived by her husband, Richard R. Wailes; brother Ernest Behunin; Sons Ric (Kathe); Ron; Doyle (Jayme), and Collin; Daughter, Janice Lucherini (Robert); fifteen grandchildren, and nineteen Great Grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens 10600 South 1950 East, Sandy, Utah on Thursday, June 9 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 10, 2011, at 11AM in the Wasatch Stake Center, 8170 S. Short Hills Drive (3400 E.), Cottonwood Heights, Utah, with a viewing from 9:45 AM to 10:45AM. Following the services, interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences at

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the LDS Missionary Fund in her memory at 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Family links: 
  Elijah Behunin (1882 - 1942)
  Mary Evaline Taylor Behunin (1893 - 1955)
  Richard Ronald Wailes (1924 - 2014)*
  Ronald Chris Wailes (1955 - 2012)*
  Clifford E Behunin (1910 - 1912)**
  Doris Helen Boulden (1914 - 1996)**
  Elbert Lester Ostrander (1916 - 2003)**
  Lois Jennie Ostrander Wright (1918 - 2009)**
  Robert Taylor Behunin (1921 - 1922)*
  Franklin T. Behunin (1923 - 2007)*
  Mary Behunin Wailes (1924 - 2011)
  Don T Behunin (1927 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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- Janice
 Added: Mar. 25, 2012

- Kimberly
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
You are going to be missed by so many. I will cherish the times that we shared together. Be at peace Mary, I love you!
- Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011
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