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Lynwood Davis Islaub

January 23, 1912 - September 2, 2012

Lynwood Davis Islaub passed away on September 2, 2012. He was born on January 23, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George A. and Sarah D. Islaub. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1930 and was a member of their R.O.T.C. and school band.

Lyn served in the Utah National Guard from 1929-1932 and was a member of B.M.T.C (Home Defense Unit) in Hawaii from 1940-1943 and present during the Pearl Harbor attack.

He was employed by General Mills Inc. (Sperry Flour) and held executive positions in Ogden, Honolulu, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He then returned to Ogden to work for Famers Grain Coop. He established his office as Public Accountant in 1953. Lyn later became associated with Ted Johnstun & Associates CPA,s and retired in 1989. Lyn had been active in many community organizations, The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Children’s Air Society, Chamber of Commerce, Weber Economic Development Corp. the Ogden Industrial Development Corporation, Weber County Library Development Fund. He had also been a member of the Ogden Exchange Club, the Weber Club, Ogden Golf and Country Club and a long time volunteer at the Golden Hours Center.

Lyn had received many awards and recognitions for his community activities and among them was the Civil Air Patrol, Ogden Exchange Club, (Book of Golden Deeds), the National Library Association, the Golden Hours Center and the Smithsonian Museum of Aviation.

He was a life time member of the LDS Church.

Lyn is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kitty”, son Lynwood II (Pat), of Phoenix, daughter, Sandra Kay Sheets of Las Vegas. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 4 great grand children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step father, George Q. Rich Jr. his sister Mary Koldenwyn Hills and brother, George Q. Rich III.

Cremation will be under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary and Aultorest Memorial Park Crematorium.


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Born: January 23, 1912
Died: September 2, 2012

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Constance English posted on 2/1/13

I am so sorry for all your loss. This is off the beaten track but was going through my hope chest and in a box given to me 20 years ago was a plate. Signed K Islaub ad front signature Kitty. My Grandmother belated was from Ogden. The scece on the plate is Christmas candles with a gold trim. I Googled the artist name and found this sight. So thank you for you art and thank you Kitty if you were a friuend of my Grandma Julie. I am her daughters Jan only chiled. Living well in California. Wishing you all things good. Connie English


Kathy Mahas posted on 9/13/12

Kitty, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I have not been in contact with you or Lynn for years I have thought of you so many times. You both were very instrumental in my young working life and taught me so much by giving me the opportunities you both did. I always loved working with both of you because you were both so smart and kind every day. May God be with you.


JIM STEGEN posted on 9/11/12

The beauty of a life well lives lives on and on.In still moments may you remember the loveand the happy times andf find comfort in these memories.With deepest sympathyAn ex co- worker at the Bon Marche.Jim Stegen


Marty Wilcock posted on 9/10/12

Kitty and Family,Lyn was a very nice man and a good neighbor. He'll be missed by us all at Millstream.kggty


Tony and Paula Hasratian posted on 9/10/12

Lyn,You were a mentor, father, adviser and the best of the best to us. Without you we could have never made it in business. You helped make us what we are today. Our deepest respect go out to you and your beloved Kitty.With sympathy and love to your family,Tony and Paula Hasratian


Alice Petersen posted on 9/10/12

Old Friends at Golden Hours Senior Center. Wish a speedy trip.


Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 9/10/12

Lyn and Family, I was sorry to read about your father's passing. You and your family were such good neighbors growing up on Marilyn drive in Ogden, Utah. Your father lived a very exciting and great life. May you all justremember his kindness and achievements. Marilyn Drive had the best neighbors and memories ever. Alltake care, andjust think of the great years passed.


Candida posted on 9/8/12

I hope you accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I work at the Main Library and helped Mr.Islaub on numerous occasions. He was a very kind and gentle soul and he will be missed.


Nancy S Jensen posted on 9/8/12

Dear Lyn,I just wanted to express my condolences upon the death of your Father. My Mother died 3 years ago at age 97. I still miss her every day. They had long, active lives but it is always difficult to lose those we love. I hope you'll be able to attend our class reunion next year.Sincerely,Nancy Salimeno Jensen.


Lynnda Wangsgard posted on 9/8/12

September 8, 2012Catherine Islaub and Family1487 S 1185 EOgden, UT 84404Dear Kitty and Family:It was with a heavy heart that I read of Lyn’s passing. He served the Library with dedication and vigor, and was a wonderful mentor to me when I was first appointed Director. I was very fortunate to have enjoyed his association and good will. He will be missed.Lyn often requested that I purchase books in honor of his friends and family. Accordingly, I am now adding the following titles to the Library collection in his honor."The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World," text by Jacques Bosser, photographs by Guillaume De Laubier"The Conference of the Birds," retold by Alexis York Lumbard"Living with American Indian Art: The Hirschfield Collection," by Alan J. Hirschfield"Pearl Harbor," by Tamara L. Britton"The Men of the USS Utah," by T. J. Cooper"At the Controls: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Book of Cockpits," Tom Alison, editorEach title has been affixed with a special plate, noting it was made available in memory of Lynwood Davis Islaub. In this way, all who touch these books will touch his memory.Sincerely,Lynnda WangsgardWeber County Library Director