|Birth: ||May 4, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2007|
Salt Lake County
Orlon Larsen Nordfelt passed away Monday, September 10, 2007, at his home in Draper, Utah of Congestive Heart Failure. He was 83 years old. Orlon was born on 4 May 1924 in Salina, Utah, the son of Charles Conrad Nordfelt and Ethel Amanda Curtis. On 7 October 1946 he was married to Desna Ferrell in the Salt Lake LDS Temple by Elder Harold B. Lee. Desna preceded him in death on February 21st 2007. He graduated from North Sevier High School with honors and then worked as a clerk typist at Hill Air Force Base. Orlon then served in the United States Army 8th Air Force as the Base Sergeant Major at the 403rd Base Air Depot in Northern Ireland. He also served as a trumpet player in a volunteer dance band and played taps for military funerals.
Orlon was employed by Combined Metals Reduction Company for 15 years as a metallurgical accountant and then by Hercules, Inc. for 25 years until his retirement on 30 June 1986. He then attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and graduated Cum Laude, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was given scholarship awards and was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa. Orlon has always had an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
At the time of his death Orlon was an active High Priest in the Draper Riverview 6th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called to serve in many different church callings and particularly enjoyed working in the Jordan River Temple, teaching the Gospel Doctrine Class, and sharing musical callings with his wife Desna. He was an accomplished musician and directed many Ward and Stake Choirs, five Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Promised Valley and Handel's Messiah productions. He loved his children and called them his "Pearls of Great Price" but said he did not understand the "great price" part until they became teenagers. He was admired for his beautiful yard and flowers.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 15th 2007 at 12 Noon at the Draper Riverview 6th Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 552 East 11400 South in Draper. Family and Friends attended a Viewing on Friday Evening from 6-8 PM at the McDougal Funeral Home located at 4330 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville and on Saturday at the Church from 10:30-11:45 AM Prior To Services.
Graveside Services followed at the Valley View Memorial Park in West Valley City where he was buried beside his Beloved Wife Desna.
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE ORLON.
Charles C Nordfelt (1886 - 1975)
Ethel Amanda Curtis Nordfelt (1890 - 1948)
Desna Ferrell Nordfelt (1928 - 2007)
Bruce Kent Nordfelt (1951 - 2011)*
Charles Junior Larsen Nordfelt (1920 - 1988)*
Orlon Larsen Nordfelt (1924 - 2007)
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Sep 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21521700