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Annabell Oman Ottley

May 12, 1931 - Jul. 20, 2022

Date of Service: Jul. 30, 2022

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BURLEY – Annabell Oman Ottley, a 91-year-old resident of Burley, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on July 20, 2022, in her home in Burley, Idaho.

She was born on May 12, 1931, in Rupert, Minidoka County, Idaho, to Harold Gustave Oman and Sarah Blanche Loveland. She was raised in Yost, Utah, and was the oldest of 11children. She grew up learning to work hard and help take care of others. She graduated high school in Malta, Idaho.

Annabell met Leo Udy Ottley in 1947, at a dance. Leo had a lot of competition, but he was able to win her over. They were sealed for time and all eternity on November 1, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple. They had six children and lived in Elba, Idaho; West Point, Utah; Roy, Utah; Peoa, Utah; Quincy, Washington, Buhl, Idaho, and finally settled in Burley, Idaho. In Burley Annabell and Leo started their own successful catering business from scratch. This venture allowed them to showcase their talents, especially Annabell’s baking, cooking, and decorating talents, while both working full-time jobs. They moved the business from their home to their own building, serving many people. They particularly loved serving their families by providing special memories for their events. Annabell continued to make cakes for special occasions until 2021.

Annabell was an active, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all her life. She served in many callings but most often served in her ward's Relief Society and Young Women’s presidencies. For many years she served as a temple worker in both the Logan Utah Temple and Twin Falls Idaho Temple. She was a senior missionary in the Brisbane Australia Mission.

She was always serving others whether it was cooking meals, working outside, or sewing a project. Annabell loved watching the Utah Jazz; she rarely missed a game. She enjoyed spending time in her yard, playing cards, quilting, crocheting, and making sure everyone had something to eat. Annabell especially loved any time she was able to spend with her family. She leaves a legacy of hard work, service, and love.

Annabell was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Udy Ottley; her parents, Harold and Blanche Oman; her brothers/brothers-in-law, Theron Hill, Gary Oman, T.C. Oman, Jay Bodily, Gus Oman, Bill Burton, Scott Knudsen, Delbert Oman, Dean Ottley, Harold Ottley, Hugh Ottley, LaMont Beyler, Gail Layton, and Larry Crosby; her sisters/sisters-in-law, Blanche Bodily, Pamela Burton, Margeret Ottley, Donna Ottley, Wilma Ottley, Gwen Beyler, and Maxine Layton, Susan Palmer; and her granddaughter, Melissa Mayo; and great-granddaughter, Nellie Rose Meadows.

Annabell is survived by her children, Harold Ottley, Denis and Cindy Ottley, DeAnn and Kevin Mayo, Annette and Craig Culver, Vivian and Clint Harper, and Michael and Brandi Ottley; her 26 grandchildren; her 63 great-grandchildren; her six great-great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Thora Hill, Catherine and Don Shelton, Ranae Oman, Patricia Knudsen, Milton and Marsha Oman, Deloy and Effie Ottley, Vivian Crosby, Gloria Ottley, David and Charlene Ottley, Jim Palmer, and Robert and Janice Ottley.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Burley 4th Ward, located at 515 E. 16th St., in Burley. Burial will be at Grand View Cemetery in Elba.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E.16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the funeral, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/E7Iac6Rx4aM.

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From Nolin & Connie Oman ( Yost):
Our best to Annabelles family. She was the best. She did two of our children s wedding reception. What a talent. REP Annie
From Karen and Bill Crumley:
Annabell was my friend and mentor. We had a great time in Relief Society together and I depended on her experience to help guide the Stake Relief Society program. I will never make a batch of rolls without thinking of you., Annabell. Thirty plus years and your finally back with Leo.
From Lorraine Baggett:
I want to let Annabell's family know how much I admired and loved her and so grateful I am to know her. Such a dear and talented lady. She knew how to work hard and always shared her talents. So sad she was so long without Leo. She was so faithful and lived such a giving life. She will so missed. Wedding cakes for my children and grandchildren that tasted so heavenly and so many Relief Society memories.
From Kelly Peterson :
We loved Annabell! She did our wedding reception many years ago and made it beautiful and yummy. We loved her famous “Annabell rolls” that she made for many ward dinners and was forever grateful she shared the recipe. But most of all, the elegant, wise, spiritual woman she was. She had a beautiful spirit! We loved seeing her in the temple, she fit perfectly there. We will miss her and her example so much. Love, James and Kelly Peterson
From Teresa (Edmondson) Lewis:
Dear Vivian so sad for your loss,I know how hard it is to lose mom.Prayers for you,Clint and all your family,
From Connie Anderson :
Annabell was an inspiration to everyone in kindness. She was a true and loyal friend to my Mom Alverta Rucker. Because of this I too was able to know and receive of her gracious spirit. We both love Annabell and treasure our relationship always.
From Brett Ottley:
Aunt Annabell was truly one of the best and one of my favorites. Even though I did not get to see her a lot, when I did she always made me feel special and loved. Her smile was always so warm and welcoming. I remember one time we stopped to visit her in Burley on our way to UT. She went out of her way to make me a special cake. Her baking skills were the best! She was loved by all and has a special place in Heaven with her loved ones and her Heavenly Father.
From Pat carr:
What a truly gentle, kind, and generous lady. She always treated others with genuine courtesy. She will be missed. To the family I offer my sympathy, prayers of comfort, and peace are being sent to you.
From Dee Baggett:
We have so many special memories with the Ottley family. What a special part of our lives. Yes, Annabell was and is a special person. She will be greatly missed by her family as well as so many others. She has waited a long time to rejoin with Leo - stay happy as a family like she would have you be and always stay close - we love you all. Larry & Dee Baggett
From Lu Brower:
What a beautiful woman she was. Kind and generous always. Rest In Peace sweet lady.

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