Wayne Turner Mander passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023, due to complications from heart surgery. \n\nHe was born to Turner and Viola Mander on July 21, 1939, in Whittier, CA. He grew up in El Monte, CA, spending the summers and holidays with his extended family at Huntington Beach and many camping trips to Yosemite National Park. He loved spending time with his extended family, playing football, surfing, and scuba diving. He graduated from Arroyo High School, as the first graduating class, in 1957. He served a 2-year mission in Wisconsin for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his mission he was transferred to Albuquerque, New Mexico, due to health issues. \n\nWayne met the love of his life, Gladys Arleene Moon, Christmas caroling with friends. They were married in the Los Angeles Temple on Sept 7, 1963. They raised their three sons: Denton, Don, and Daniel in Glendora, CA before moving to San Dimas and then El Monte once they’d raised their boys. They moved to Saratoga Springs, Utah in 2005, to be near their grandchildren. In 2017, he and Arleene moved to Beaver, Utah. Wayne and Arleene just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. \n\nWayne spent his career as the receiving manager for Sears Department Store, retiring after 40 years. \n\nWayne loved the Boy Scouts of America and was involved in the scouting program for more than 30 years. He served as the scout master for troop 488 in Glendora CA for 10 years. He shared his love of hiking and camping with the boys in his troop, hiking Mount Whitney multiple times and taking many trips to the Sequoias. He also loved riding in canoes down the Colorado River. He was proud that all 3 of his boys earned their Eagle Scout award. \n\nHe shared his love of the mountains and exploring with his family. They spent many trips traveling in their station wagon up the coast of California, to Oregon to pick blackberries and at Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park. \n\nWayne is survived by his wife, Gladys Arleene Mander, his sons Donald Dean Mander and Daniel Dean Mander, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren, along with his sister, Marilyn Mander Collingwood. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Viola and Turner Mander and his son, Denton Dean Mander.\n\nA funeral service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Beaver 4th Ward LDS Church (220 N Main, Beaver, UT). A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 11:30am - 12:30pm. A graveside ceremony will be held November 6, 2023 at 11:00am at Oakdale Memorial Park (1401 South Grand Ave, Glendora, CA). Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mortuary.org.