Richard Ray Wyman

27 Oct 1948 - 4 May 2000

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Richard Ray Wyman

27 Oct 1948 - 4 May 2000
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Grave site information of Richard Ray Wyman (27 Oct 1948 - 4 May 2000) at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Richard Ray Wyman


Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park

17111 South Camp Williams Road
Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah
United States


September 11, 2011


September 10, 2011

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Adam Alley's recollections

Contributor: DdraigGoch Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Richard married my mother (Cheryl) when I was really young. In fact, he would watch us (my brother Rusty and I) while she went out on dates with other guys. See, he was smart because he knew the best way to win my mom's heart was through my brother and I. His plan succeeded and Richard became whom I called and considered my Dad. My earliest recollections are from when he would walk me to and from kindergarten. I will always remember him listening to baseball games on the radio and playing some baseball stats game. He was amazing with baseball facts and trivia. No matter how well his Dodgers did he was their biggest fan (atleast in my opinion). His love of the game carried into our personal lives as he was always willing to help keep the books (record keeper) as he was a natural at it. Every game, every year, he was there to watch us and cheer us on. He made me want to always try my best because of how proud he was no matter how I did. I will also always remember going with him into mom's school for Halloween where he would dress as the Grim Reaper to give the kids a good scare. He loved holidays and always allowed my mom to go full out in decorating. For Halloween we'd decorate the garage to be a haunted maze and he'd sit pretending to be just a fake decor when all of a sudden he'd reach out and scary who ever was closest to him. For Christmas he'd allow mom to bring out her Nativity collection which was strung all throughout the house in every room. One of my favorite things was sitting in the living room late in the evening listening to Christmas music and staring at the Christmas lights with him. His love of our Savior, Jesus Christ was certain. He lived a very meek and humble life filled with service, especially in the Jordan River Temple. I admire him for always keeping his focus on making sure he attended as often as opportunity permitted. When ever times got rough he would suggest going to the Temple and everything always turned out alright! He was instrumental in my gaining my personal testimony as he provided such an amazing example and encouragement. He was supportive in everything I ever did including scouts, church activities, and all my sports. It was my choice all throughout school to go by and use his last name (Wyman) as my own. All my friends ever knew me as was Adam Wyman. In fact, they thought it was the coolest thing ever that I had 5 names "Adam Samuel Henry Alley Wyman". On my high school graduation mug it was a challenge to fit them all on as my name wrapped all the way around the mug. This led to one of my most difficult decisions of my life as I turned my Mission papers in and I was required to use my "Legal" name for passport purposes. Part of me wanted to get Wyman officially added, but I believe the Spirit of Elijah prompted me to start going by my biological name as a way to draw me closer to my birth father. Although, this decision sure confused my friends and coworkers when they received my farewell invitation as they wondered whom this Adam Alley guy was. Likewise, it was a bit challenging for me to get used to being called Elder Alley, as misionaries in the MTC and my first area would address me. I wouldn't respond immediately, thinking they were speaking to someone else. His battle with his disability of Muscular Distrophy was another life defining parts of my life. I grew up understanding how important it is to honor and respect others no matter their limitations. I learned early on how judgemental and ignorant people could be. His impact in my life played a major role in my involvement in working with people who have special needs. I love the caption on his headstone, "A Pure Man". He was a gentle giant whom I grew to love and respect. I will always cherish him as my Father and will always be grateful for raising me righteously! I love you dad! Adam Samuel Henry Alley (Wyman)

Life timeline of Richard Ray Wyman

Richard Ray Wyman was born on 27 Oct 1948
Richard Ray Wyman was 9 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Richard Ray Wyman was 16 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Richard Ray Wyman was 30 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Richard Ray Wyman was 37 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Richard Ray Wyman was 45 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Richard Ray Wyman died on 4 May 2000 at the age of 51
Grave record for Richard Ray Wyman (27 Oct 1948 - 4 May 2000), BillionGraves Record 218274 Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States