Rex Lish

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June 6, 1941 - April 4, 2012

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Sunday, 4-6 p.m., at funeral home, Monday 11-12 noon, at the church


Monday, April 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Dr. Rex Elmo Lish, 70, of Westerville, Ohio passed away on April 4, 2012 after living with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years. He was born June 6, 1941 in Los Angeles, California and moved to Brigham City, Utah as a young boy. At the age of 20, he served a 2 ½ year mission in Austria for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Marlene Watson in the Logan Utah Temple on December 18th, 1964 and the two of them moved to Chicago where he attended Northwestern Dental School. After completing school, they moved to Cambridge, Ohio where he practiced dentistry for 30 years as well as serving in many positions of his church. He and Marlene moved to Westerville, Ohio in 2006. Preceding him in death are his parents, Marion Elmo Lish and Marjorie Ruth Kofford as well as a younger brother, Ronnie K. Dr. Lish is survived by his wife, Marlene; children, Melodie (Robert) Daniels of Ada, Michigan; Benjamin (Stephanie) Lish of Perry, Utah; Margo (Charles) Voss of Amherst, Ohio; Andrew (Alli) Lish of Columbus and Tamara Hilling of Westerville. He also has 18 grandchildren (and another one on the way); as well as a brother, Ken Lish of Roy, Utah and a sister, Patsy Beecher of Kaysville, Utah and numerous other relatives. Visitation hours will be on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 East Schrock Road in Westerville. Funeral services will be held on Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 5835 Central College Road in New Albany with a viewing from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the funeral beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Blendon Central Cemetery in Westerville. The family would like to thank Hospice of Central Ohio and Broadview Health & Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care during his last days. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice.


Pam Williams - Apr 9, 2012

So sorry for the great loss of a husband, father and grandfather. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Pam from beauty shop on byesville.

michelle kibbey compton - Apr 7, 2012

Sending our condolences he was a great man, I admired him. He was also a good friend and leader. Mom also sends her deepest sympathy as well.

Sandy Howson - Apr 5, 2012

Sister Lish and family,
David and I are happy we were able to get to know Brother Lish at church as well as a neighbor. He fellowship to my husband was priceless in his conversion. Please know that you are in our prayers and Rex will be missed.
Sandy and David Howson

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