Ernest Raymond Horsley


Ernest Raymond Horsley, 95, passed away April 28, 2015 in Logan, Utah. He was born on July 19, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ernest Horsley and Agnes Williamson Horsley. He was raised in Malad, Idaho, working alongside his father at Horsley’s Market. Raymond met the love of his life, Maxine Petersen, at a sleigh-riding party. The two were married in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on March 21st, 1941. Three boys were born to this union: Joseph Raymond (Lynda) of St. George, Utah, Ernest Spence (Deborah) currently serving in the Kirkland Ohio Historic Sites Mission, and Henry Scott (Christine) of Rupert, Idaho. They shared 57 wonderful years together, until Maxine passed away in 1998. Raymond later married Helen Hansen. She was a companion and great blessing in his life for 13 years. She passed away in 2011.

The most important things in Raymond’s life were his family and his faith. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout his life, serving in many callings. He served an honorable mission to the Hawaiian Islands from 1938-1941.

Raymond and Maxine owned and operated the Zesto Drive-In in Murray, Utah and were involved in several business ventures together. In 1959, they purchased Downata Hot Springs and later the Theater in Downey, Idaho. They loved the time they had in Downey and the many lifelong friends they gained there. After several rewarding years, they sold Downata and moved to Logan, Utah where he worked in real estate and then for Job Service/Utah until his retirement. Raymond and Maxine served as Ordinance Workers in the Logan Temple for many years, which was a very special calling to both of them.

Raymond was a gentle man with a big heart and a delightful sense of humor. He loved and was loved by all who knew him, up until the very end of his life.

Raymond is survived by three sons, 12 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many family and friends who will dearly miss him. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart, two sisters, parents and one great-grandson.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all those at Terrace Grove Assisted Living, for all the love and care extended to the family during the four-plus years that Raymond enjoyed life there.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 Noon in the Malad LDS 3rd Ward Chapel, 400 N. 200 W. Friends may visit with the family at the church Saturday morning from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Offer Condolence for the family of Ernest Raymond Horsley