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Stinger, Vay (Henley Varian) (1899-1989)



  • Existence: 1899 - 1989


Henley Varian "Vay" Stinger (1899-1989) was an engineer and hotel operator from Idaho.

Henley Varian Stinger, known as "Vay", was born in Robin, Idaho, on January 28, 1899 to John William and Gwenlion Marley Stinger. He lived in Los Angeles, California, and worked as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft. He returned to Idaho to operate Arimo Hotel with his brother. Vay never married and lived the last few years of his life in Orem, Utah, with his nephew. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Henley Varian Stinger died on October 18, 1989, in Payson, Utah, and was buried in Arimo, Idaho.

"Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 February 2021), Henley Varian or Vay Stinger, ; citing Obituary, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, Blackfoot Idaho Family History Center, Idaho; FHL microfilm 100,464,044.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Vay Stinger scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9653
Scope and Contents

Pages from a large scrapbook containing ephemera such as tourism pamphlets, postcards, and clippings related to the federal and state governments of the United States and information about various states. Includes collected autographs of governors, presidents and other American politicians, letters from political offices, and some artwork. The creator appears to be Henley Varian "Vay" (always signed H.V.) Stinger, and is dated 1960s to 1970s.

Dates: 1960s-1970s