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Orin R. Woodbury

Orin R. Woodbury worked closely with his father and brother to help Woodbury Corporation and related companies grow and prosper.

Orin enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served as a Naval Aviator and flight instructor. Upon his return to civilian life in Salt Lake, Orin began his career as a loan officer for Home Benefit Building Society, obtained his Real Estate License, worked for Woodbury Corporation, and founded Practical Building Company, a residential construction business. His keen knowledge of development and construction management was crucial as he later served as Vice President of Construction loans for Richards Woodbury Mortgage, where he later served as President and Chairman of the Board until it was sold in 1985. Known for his strong work ethic, Orin also took on role of Chief Controller and Treasurer of Woodbury Corporation in 1970. For over forty years, Orin oversaw all accounting and tax matters for the organization and served in the capacities of Vice-Chairman, and Chairman of the Board of Woodbury Corporation continued working full time until his death in 2017 at age 95.

In addition to his distinguished professional career, Mr. Woodbury served as a Mission President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii, on the Church Correlation Committee, the Church Real Estate Investment Committee, and for thirty-three years on the Board of Directors of the Deseret Trust Company. Orin served for a time as Vice President for Support Services in the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Beaver. His generosity provided the means for many individuals to pursue educational opportunities at multiple institutions. Utah Valley University awarded him an honorary Doctorate degree in 2004 and he was a major supporter of UVU’s Woodbury School of Business.

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