Wendell “Lamar” Ogden, 80, passed away on October 1, 2019 at the Avalon Care Center West in Taylorsville, Utah. He was born April 14, 1939, in Fillmore, Utah the son of Wendell Scott and Virginia Ione Olcott Ogden.
He attended schools in Cedar City and Monroe, Utah where he was Student Body President. Lamar graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters Degree in Social Work. Most of his life was spent working for Child Protection Services in Tucson, Arizona. In his youth, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to England and in his later years he served a mission with his wife, Phyllis, in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission. He served in various positions in the church including in the bishopric. He enjoyed serving as an Employment Specialist in Richfield, Utah and as an ordinance worker in the Manti Utah Temple with his wife, Phyllis.
Lamar loved living in Monroe, Utah and served in the city council there before moving to Salt Lake City for health reasons.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ogden of Cottonwood Heights, Utah; by eight children, Lisa Lee of Albertson, North Carolina; Shelly Bytendorp of Paradise, Utah; Brian Ogden of Salt Lake City, Utah; Gary Ogden of Salt Lake City, Utah; Randall Achziger of Salt Lake City, Utah; Mike Reyes of Tucson, Arizona; Mark Reyes of Phoenix, Arizona; and Amber Lizarraga of Rio Rico, Arizona; by 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Anna May Jensen of Monroe, Utah; Wendy Nez of Monroe, Utah; and Vicky Jones of Cedar City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, by a brother, Russell Ogden and by a grandson, Joseph Reyes.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho. Viewings will be held on Sunday, Oct 6, from 6-8 p.m. in the Union Fort 3rd Ward, 6710 S. 1300 E., Midvale, Utah and Monday from 11-11:45 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Franklin, Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com