Heber G. Wolsey

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Heber Grant Wolsey was born on November 5, 1922 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Luther Justin Wolsey and Mary Eliza Spence. He became a citizen of the United States while serving in the Army Air Force during World War II.

Wolsey graduated from Brigham Young University in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He received a master's degree in radio and television from Northwestern University, and received his PhD from the Department of Communications and Broadcasting at Michigan State University. His thesis was entitled The History of Radio Station KSL from 1922 to Television.

His career began as a seminary teacher in Richfield, Utah, and throughout his life he worked for KSL Corporation, Gillham Advertising Agency, and Southern Utah University. He eventually returned to BYU as a professor in the Communications Department, and as Assistant to the President in charge of Communications. In 1978, he became the Director of Public Relations for the LDS Church's Public Communications Department.

Wolsey was recognized by BYU's College of Fine Arts and Communications at the University's Homecoming in 1979, where he received a Distinguished Service Award.

He married Fay Parrish Woolsey in San Antonio, Texas on August 19, 1944, and they were sealed in the Cardston, Alberta Temple three and a half months later on December 6, 1944. Together they served a mission to the California Los Angeles Mission. They had nine children.

Wolsey passed away on May 25, 2015 in Orem, Utah.

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