Gaylen C. Huey, 77, formerly of North Liberty, died at the Solon Care Center Saturday, October 24, 2009, following an extended illness.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Meador officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, the Solon United Methodist Church or the Activity Fund for the Solon Care Center.
Gaylen was born May 27, 1932, on a farm near Sutliff, the son of Forrest and Marjorie (McNeal) Huey. He graduated from Lisbon High School. On August 19, 1951, Gaylen married Orlane White at the West Branch United Methodist Church.
Gaylen retired as the manager of the University of Iowa, Oakdale Campus maintenance department. He enjoyed traveling, camping and was known for his cooking, especially barbecue chicken. Gaylen was an honorary member of the North Liberty Legion and a member of the Solon United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, bird watching and was a tremendous handyman and builder.
Survivors include his wife Orlane of Solon and their four children; daughter Brenda (Jeff) Bly of Cedar Rapids and their children Kellie, Tina, Jessica, Jamie, Josh and Michael, son Alan (Janelle) Huey of Wichita, Kan. and their children Nate, Peter, Lizabeth and Meg, daughter Jean (Darrel) Brothersen of Cedar Bluff, Iowa, and their children Josh, Joe, Jon, AJ and Jess, and daughter Virginia Watts of Tiffin and her children Kurtis, Sam and Jenna. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, his sisters Janice Hunter of Iowa City and Ruth Sweet of Sun City, Calif., and his sisters-in-law Vivian (Keith) Howard of West Branch, and Phyllys Huey of Marion.
Gaylen was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Robert Huey, his brothers-in-law Forrest Sweet and Walter Hunter and a son-in-law Michael Divoky.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com  under obituaries.