Aubrey “Wayland” Heatley
January 2, 1931-August 17, 2019
Heatley, Aubrey Wayland 88 of Marana Arizona passed away at home on August 17, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Elaine.
Wayland served in the US Army from 1953-1955. He Earned his Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1959.
Although Wayland would always be considered an “Oakie Native” he moved to Tucson in 1959 where he worked as a surveyor. In 1966 he moved to Marana where he would make his home and pursue the horse business.
Wayland Heatley was a man who knew hard work in bad weather; his hands were work worn, but his eyes would always catch fire and come to life with energy when he talked about training horses – training them well that is. He was hard working, passionate, witty and sometimes a little too direct. Wayland was passionate about every aspect of the horse industry from breeding to training, cutting to roping and teaching those who would seek additional knowledge. He loved all animals and the serene of the Arizona desert. Wayland dedicated the last few years focusing on his faith and beliefs.
Memorial Service will by held Thursday, August 29 at 1:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Lon Adams Road in Marana, Arizona.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum.
Please send checks to: 2021 N Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ 85743
Memo: In Memory of Wayland Heatley