This question How do I install Google Play on my stock android device was closed as an exact duplicate of how-can-i-install-the-google-apps-package-play-store-on-my-android-device
These are different questions. My question is a stock device without custom rom. The answer for the suggested question does not work and is not applicable. None of the linked information in the answers to that post work. This answer, which I am providing to my own now closed question, does answer the question, and does not involve any custom firmware or rooting or flashing.
The answer should be something like:
"Add Google Apps to your android device by following the information given by Google here - Set up your Android for Google Apps
Pay special attention to their note about 2-step verification and application specific passwords. If you have 2 step verification turned on you need to generate a special one time password by visiting your Google accounts settings page, and then going to the Authorizing applications & sites page.