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W. Brough Dorny II

08/29/1944 - 09/06/2020

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. 



  • Dear Vonda and family. I just read about the passing of your husband and father. I know the Lord will bless and bring you peace. You are a great couple!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Vonda and wonderful Dorney family….I want you to know that you have been a staple in our lives through many years. You got us through a lot of hard times with love, laughter and joy , setting a great example for Dan and me. Because of your wonderful examples of service and kindness and exemplary behavior (with humbleness thrown in the boot ) you gave us joy. I miss seeing you all as you’ve gone further out of the old 40th ward boundaries, but you’re still in our hearts . There are so many things I’d like to share with you, but I haven’t been contact with your “new“ address..my heart is full of love for you and your wonderful family at this time. May God give you peace in the quiet, in-between times when it’s hardest. Our love and condolences, Dan & Jorj Judd

  • Mike and Jana Short

    Dear Vonda and Family, We were so sorry to here of the loss of your husband and father. We have so many fond memories of our time with you in the 40th Ward. Always such great examples to us. Brough was such a kind, faithful, knowledgable and fun person. We pray you may find peace and comfort in the coming days. The extended Turley family expresses their sympathy and condolences. Sincerely and with Love, Mike and Jana Short

  • Dearest Vonda and family,
    I recently learned of the passing of your sweetheart and father. Both Mike and I loved Brough and always appreciated his kindness to us when Mike was first starting out in his business. This kindness was continued throughout the years. Brough was a gentle giant and always had a smile and a kind word and all that met him loved him. May comfort and peace come to you in the coming days and months ahead.
    With love,
    Arleen Woolf Wilson

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