W. Brough Dorny II, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend completed his earthly journey on September 6, 2020. Supported by family who loved him and with his wife by his side, he peacefully returned to his Father in Heaven.
Brough was born to Veda Mima Brough and Walter Otto Dorny in Los Angeles, California on August 29, 1944. He spent his childhood years learning, growing, and playing with his siblings Louis Dorny & Marsha Dorny Vannah.
After completing a 2 year mission for his church, Brough met and married the love of his life, Vonda Ray, while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Brough was active in the ROTC while at BYU and was commissioned an officer in the United States Army at the time of his graduation. He was then posted to active duty during the Vietnam War and graduated from the Command and General Staff College as well as completed his MBA from Pepperdine University during his time of service. Brough was a firm believer in freedom and fiercely loved his country.
After leaving active duty, Brough worked to build a business within the community. He put his education and friendly personality to work and served his clients tirelessly as a State Farm Insurance Agent in Mesa. Brough was fair, friendly and loved by many. He was always keen to help those in need and easily shared his testimony of the Gospel and love for his Savior with everyone he met.
As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings. He loved his time serving the Lord and spent hours during his retirement years working both in the Mesa & Gilbert Temples as an ordinance worker.
Brough loved family. Many hours were spent working on various projects with his wife and children at home as well as playing at the lake and in the mountains. He loved to laugh, gave great advice, and knew how to fix pretty much everything.
He is survived by his wife Vonda, children Jared Dorny (Janet), Valinda Hatch (Todd), Raylynn Dorny, Aaron Dorny (Lisa), Marissa Farnsworth (Benjamin), 17 grand children, and 1 great-grandchild.
Brough loved the temple and believed in eternal families – in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the General Temple Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A family only service will be at 10am, Saturday, September 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building that the family attends. The brief funeral service will be streamed online.