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Rue Paul Ware

March 19, 1931 - December 18, 2009


Rue Paul Ware
“Oh My Stars!”

Orangeville, Utah – Rue Paul Ware, 78, died December 18, 2009 at the home he built in Orangeville, Utah. He was born March 19, 1931 in Mutual, Carbon County, Utah to Samuel Guy Ware and Orlinda Pearl Nelson. He married Nellie Ann Olsen on June 15, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple. She passed away on September 29, 1979. He married Carol June Miller on February 25, 1984.

He was educated in Emery County Schools before attending Utah State University. He later earned a Masters in Education Administration from BYU. He served in the Air Force. He returned to Emery County where he was an educator for over 40 years. He taught Drivers Education to every student in the county until he left the high school in 1974. He also taught drafting, electronics, and wood-shop classes. During the summers he worked for the US Forest Service. He was Vocational Director at CEU, principal of Canyon View Jr. High, and Vocational Supervisor in the Emery District. He recently served on the School Board. He served as the mayor of Orangeville and as Emery County Commissioner. He also worked with the Castle Valley Travel Council. Rue loved Orangeville and the mountains surrounding his home. He had a special love for Mary’s Lake. He enjoyed working with his hands building things from wood. He was a master builder. He was instrumental in the building of the Emery High Auditorium.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in many positions including high council and bishop. During his service as bishop, the new chapel in Orangeville was approved and built.

He is survived by his wife Carol; daughters; Ruanne (Larry) Leeflang, Lori (Garth) Labrum, Julie (Kent) Wilson all of Orangeville, and Linda Ware, Kearns. Step-children Chris Miller, Sandy; Mike Miller, Clarkston, Washington; Carrie (Mike) McCann, Burlington, North Carolina; Terri (Roger) Abbott, Dallas, Texas; Jennifer (Ryan) Lopez, Huntington, Utah. 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Keith Ware of Orangeville.

Preceded in death by wife, Nell; Mother and Father, Guy and Linda; brothers Bruce, LaVar , and infant brother Samuel Guy, Jr. .

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 22, at the Orangeville 1st Ward chapel at 12 Noon. A viewing will be held Monday, December 21, at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and Tuesday, from 10:30 – 11:45am, prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Orangeville City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories of Rue at


Born: March 19, 1931
Place of Birth: Mutual, UT
Death: December 18, 2009
Place of Death: Orangeville, UT
Occupation: Educator
Hobbies: Woodwork, photography, local history, genealogy
Organizations: US Air Force


Carol June Bashear, Spouse
Ruanne Leeflang, Daughter
Lori Nell Labrum, Daughter
Linda Ware, Daughter
Julie Wilson, Daughter

Preceded in Death By

Nellie Ann Olsen, Spouse
Orlinda Pear Nelson, Mother
Samuel Guy Ware, Father
Bruce Ware, Brother
LaVar Ware, Brother
Samuel Guy Ware, Jr., Brother


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Funeral Services

Tuesday December 22, 2009, 12:00 p.m. at Orangeville 1st Ward Chapel
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Monday December 21, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary - Castle Dale
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Tuesday December 22, 2009, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. at Orangeville 1st Ward Chapel
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