Ray Cornelsen

1944 ~ 2022


3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah
Jul 5, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


5562 West 13680 South, Herriman Utah
Jul 6, 2022 10:00 AM

Funeral Service

5562 West 13680 South, Herriman Utah
Jul 6, 2022 11:00 AM

Funeral Service - Virtual Attendance

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Jul 6, 2022 11:00 AM

Graveside Service

Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe Utah
Jul 7, 2022 11:00 AM

Raymond Lee Cornelsen died peacefully in his home on June 29, 2022, after valiantly fighting cancer for more than 23 years. He was born in Rupert, Idaho on November 21, 1944, to Rueben A. Cornelsen and Mary A Maxwell. Ray grew up on a farm on Royal Slope in Washington. He attended Othello High School and loved to play football.

Ray married the love of his life, Shauna Hunt after only a 10-day courtship on July 28, 1975, in Elko, Nevada. Ray and Shauna were sealed in the Provo Temple on July 31, 1976. Ray was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission as a young man in the South German Mission. As an adult, he served a second mission with his family at Adam-Ondi-Ahman in Missouri. He worked there for 20 years until his retirement. He served in many callings; Executive Secretary, Teacher, First Counselor in 4 Bishoprics, Membership Clerk and most recently as Finance Clerk for 15 years with 4 bishops.

He worked for 20 years as the Sandy Bishop Storehouse Manager until his retirement in 2011.

To Ray, his greatest achievement was submitting 268,680 names to the Temple for ordinance work. Ray had a strong testimony and loved the Lord with all his heart.

Ray enjoyed fishing and camping. The family vacations always revolved around the outdoors. He and Shauna fell in love with MooseHorn Lake in the Uinta Mountains and would spend as much time as possible there. Ray loved his family unconditionally. He was very close with his siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shauna; his children Sean (Leslie) Wojnas of Kennewick Washington; Kim (Chris) Scott of Berne Indiana; Tiffany (Garth) Cowlishaw of Kennewick Washington; Steve (Brittany) Cornelsen of Ephraim Utah; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Gordon (Roma) Cornelsen, Dee (Darla) Cornelsen, Kevin (Jo Lyn) Cornelsen, and his sister Dawna Michelle (Neal) Ragonesi.

He was proceeded in death by both of his parents.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, from 6-8pm, at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah 84065.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday July 6, 2022, at the Herriman Utah Stake Center, 5562 West 13680 South, Herriman, Utah with a viewing prior beginning at 10am.

Interment will be on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 11am at the Monroe City Cemetery, 650 N. Washburnville Road, Monroe, Utah 85754.

To view the previously held funeral services, please click the "Watch Services" link above.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry for your loss.

- Caryl and Shirley Garrett

We are so sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you in this difficult time .

- IU Jay Rehab Department

So sorry to hear of your loss. May Heavenly Father bless you with his spirit. I know you will certainly miss Ray.

- Marge Ogden Farnsworth

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

- Carl and Vicki Banter

So shocked to hear of your husband's passing. My heart aches for you.

- Penny Taylor

I’m mourning our loss of this wonderful man. He was a joy to be around and I really appreciated our interactions.

- Cumming, Gordon

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Ray personally. But I got to meet one of his nieces and she is very special person. I can only images how ray was. Your family will be in my prayers and thoughts. Everything will get better with time.

- Steven Reynolds

I offer my condolences to Raymond's entire family and to all of his friends and relatives. He was very active and dedicated to his Church, family and friends. You are all feeling great sorrow and I wish that Raymond and I as cousins could have seen more of each other.

- darrell freeman