MALAD – Wilford “Pete” Barnes Wakley, 79, 600 N. 126 W., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1990, in Pocatello Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 10, 1911, in Downey to John Willard and Cora Barnes Wakley. He grew up and was educated in Downey. As a young man he worked on the family farm. He joined the U.S. Air Corps In 1939, and later served during World War H in the Army, where he was stationed in France and Germany.
He married Lorraine Hansen on June 24, 1943 in Malad. She died June 24, 1956.
After the war he worked a short time for Case Implement Company and Des-champs Ranches. He later began employment with the city of Malad, where he worked for 21 years. For many years he operated a small dairy.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and of the American Legion and Oneida Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, tying fishing flies, and in later years yardwork.
He is survived by one son, W. Larry Wakley, Roy, Utah; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Cheryl) Willie, Montpelier; four granddaughters, one grandson and one great-grandson; two brothers, Howard Wakley, Malad, and Arley Wakley, Lava Hot Springs; and three sisters, Mrs. Tom (Genavie) Colton, Malad, Mrs. Verna Stewart, Idaho Falls, and Mrs. Melva Topance, Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be Saturday at noon in the Malad LDS First Ward Chapel, with Bishop J. Marvin Hess conducting. Friends may call at the Benson-Horsley Funeral Home in Malad on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Malad Cemetery, with military rites accorded by the American Legion, Ernest W. Jones Post No. 65.