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Obituary for Lawrence (Larry) William Stimpson

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Lawrence (Larry) William Stimpson

November 18, 1919 - January 1, 2015

Lawrence (Larry) William Stimpson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 1, 2015.  He was born November 18, 1919 to Clarence and Lenna Stimpson in Riverdale, Utah.  He remained a lifelong resident of Riverdale and as a young man spent many hours working with his father at the All-O-Wheat Cereal Mill.  Lawrence attended Weber High School, Weber State College, and the University of Utah.

He served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne during WWII.  He retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1976 as a program analyst.  He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1979 with 32 years active and reserve service.

On January 21, 1946 he married Estella Thatcher Schofield in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden, Utah Temple.  They were married 59 years until Estella passed away in October 2005.  He and his wife served an LDS mission in the Florida, Tallahassee Mission.  He served in many church callings over the years.

He spent many years traveling with the Over the Hill Sam’s Club making many new friends and seeing much of our country.  He enjoyed rock hounding and making beautiful jewelry.  For many years he spent time making beautiful scroll work clocks and other wood creations.

One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his family.  He is survived by his children Dale and Sondra Schofield, Sandra and Larry Jones, Jeffrey and Rebecca Stimpson, Wendy and Charles Ashburn, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two on the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and three sisters.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 1:00 pm at the LDS Church at 4855 S. 300 W., Washington Terrace, Utah.  There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 6, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, Utah from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  There will also be a viewing from 11:30 am – 12:40 pm prior to the service.

Interment will be at Washington Heights Memorial Park with military honors accorded.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church General Missionary Fund.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, Utah


There will also be a viewing from 11:30 am to 12:40 pm prior to the service at the church.

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm -

Washington Terrace 7th Ward


125 E 5350 S, , Washington Terrace, UT,

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4855 S. 300 W.

Washington Terrace, UT


Viewing prior to the service 11:30 am  12:40 pm

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Washington Heights Memorial Park


4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Washington Heights Memorial Park

4500 Washington Blvd.

Ogden, Utah


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Born: November 18, 1919
Died: January 1, 2015

Condolences for Lawrence (Larry) William Stimpson

Angie S. posted on 1/11/15

I used to be one of Larrys CNAs at Peachtree. He was a bright spot in my day and I was heartbroken to hear of his passing. He always had so many great stories to tell and such a great attitude about life. He will be missed always


Bill Henry posted on 1/6/15

Please accept our most sincere condolences. Branch Presidency and Relief Society Presidency of the Peach Tree Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


Robert Clontz posted on 1/5/15

Dale, Sandy, Jeff and Wendy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. Your dad was a nice guy, great story teller, good neighbor and true patriot. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. Bob and Linda Clontz


Darwin/Pamela Brimhall posted on 1/5/15

We loved Larry. He was determined to be with the Good Sam members wherever they traveled. He and his daughter stayed in a hotel in Twin Falls a couple of years ago and then met the Good Sammers at their camp site and we all had fun together. He fell during that trip and really banged up his face but he appeared happy and smiled and continued his cute sense of humor with all of us. We loved Larry so much and will always remember him. May you as a family be comforted and find peace. Darwin Brimhall (President of the Good Sam's Over the Hill Chapter)


Nora Fowers posted on 1/5/15

Amy you are such a special person. I know how hard it is to lose someone so special and so close. Your grandfather is very happy and will always be watching over you and your family. Love you.