Wayne Hope Obituary

Wayne William Hope
Wayne William Hope

January 11, 1929 - May 16, 2019
Born in San Bernardino, CA
Resided in Greene, Iowa


Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend, Wayne W. Hope, 90, of Greene, Iowa left this mortal life to return to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa.

Wayne William Hope was born on January 11, 1929, the son of George Ray and Carma V. (Rock) Hope in San Bernardino, California. His family later moved to Rexburg, Idaho. Wayne grew up and attended schools in the Rexburg area and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings.

He married Vera Mae Baxter on June 15, 1947. To this union, 3 children were born. Marla, Reo and Valerie. They were later divorced. He later met and married the love of his life, Nancy Anne Burden Smelden on October 8, 1971 at Elko, Nevada. They lived in Grantsville, Utah until 1996, when they moved to Greene, Iowa. To this union, Lisa Anne Hope was born.

Survivors members of his family are his daughter, Lisa (Chad) Austin of Waverly, Iowa; daughters, Marla (Hope) Lewelyn of Charles City, Iowa and Valerie (Hope) Bolinder of Green River, Wyoming; son, Reo (Gayle) Hope of Las Vegas, Nevada, stepdaughter, Susan Smelden of Greene, Iowa, in addition to many sweet grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Nancy; his parents, brothers, Clive and Blair Hope; sister, Georgia Jeppisen and an infant brother, Sharlan and stepson, Michael Smelden.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, Iowa. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also an hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorials may be directed to the Hope family for a later designation and online condolences for Wayne may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly, Iowa is assisting the Hope family with arrangements. 319-352-1187




Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc.-Waverly
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Waverly, IA US 50677-0215
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc.-Waverly
218 2nd Street SE
Waverly, IA US 50677-0215
Friday, May 24, 2019
11:00 AM



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