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; Obituary of the author, Wilburn West, SrWilburn Clyde West completed his earth life October 4, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah due to complications of cancer.He was born February 27, 1909 on a farm at Farr West, Utah, the eldest of seven children born to Ernest and Cora Dabb West. He married Zelma Ririe June 21, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away December 24, 1992. Wilburn was in the first graduating class of Weber County High School, Ogden, Utah (1927). At age 18, he served a mission to the Eastern States, becoming Mission Secretary and Mission Superintendent of Sunday Schools and Mutuals. He attended the University of Utah on a scholarship. He graduated from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., with a Juris Doctor degree (1937). He served on the student editorial staff of the George Washington University Law Review. He debated for the university four years and captained the men's debate team for two years. He was elected to Delta Sigma Rho, national honorary forensic society and became president of the George Washington University chapter. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, but chose not to practice law.Wilburn spent four exciting years with the National Geographic Magazine, becoming assistant to Editor Melville Bell Grosvenor, grandson of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. He served two years as Washington, D.C. correspondent for WORLD RADIO, official organ of the British Broadcasting Company, London, England. He worked several years for the U.S. Department of State, the War Department and the Social Security Administration. A devoted member of the LDS Church, he became a member of the Washington, D.C. Stake High Council. He represented the LDS Church on President Harry Truman's "National Conference on Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquency" (1944). He established ice cream, candy and frozen custard stores in Washington, D.C., Virginia and South Carolina. In 1950 he sold the business and moved with his young family to Salt Lake City.
He became Bishop of the Federal Heights Ward, President of Emigration Stake and Chairman of the Salt Lake City LDS Board of Education. He was called to be President of the Eastern States Mission, New York City, where he and his wife directed missionary activities at the Hill Cumorah Pageant and at the Mormon Pavilion, New York World's Fair. He became director of the Utah Institute of Fine Arts (now the Utah Arts Council) and co-founded the Western States Arts Foundation, Denver, Colorado, and served on its board of directors. He served on the churchwide Home Teaching Committee and became one of the 69 original Regional Representatives of the Council of the Twelve (1968). He sometimes traveled with his wife to Church conferences while she served as a member of the Relief Society General Board.
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