Lynn Labrum

Lynn Labrum

Ballard, Uintah County, Utah, USA
Death 2 Aug 2015 (aged 90)
Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Burial Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 150185863 · View Source
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Lynn Labrum, age 90, of Roosevelt, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend returned to be with his Valentine, Miriam on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Roosevelt, after a valiant fight and noble full life.

He was born in Ballard to Ray George and Alice Harrison Labrum, on Nov. 3, 1924, the ninth of nine children. Dad grew up in Ballard and graduated very proudly from Alterra High School in 1942.

Patriotism and American values were never far from dad, and at 18 he proudly joined the Army. As a young man during WWII, he served with distinction as an Army infantryman in the 25th Infantry Division fighting in some of the South Pacific’s most storied battles. He ultimately made it to Japan as part of the Allied occupation force where he supported General Douglas MacArthur and efforts to rebuild. His WWII service earned him the Bronze Star Medal and combat infantryman’s badge.

As part of America’s “Greatest Generation,” dad returned home with honor and began a career in the automotive industry where his dedication, hard-work and leadership enabled him to found L&L Motor with his partner and nephew. Dad proudly and selflessly served his family and community, most notably as a long-time leader and member of the American Legion. He was inducted into the Utah Automobile Dealers Hall of Fame by his peers, was selected to be on the National Ford Dealers Advisory Council during Ford’s Lee Iacocca era, and appointed as one of the founding members of the Honorary Colonels in the Utah Highway Patrol by then Governor Norm Bangerter.

He served Roosevelt as a city councilman and always took pride in the community he lived in. He was a fireman in Roosevelt and Neola, and helped to build the Neola firehouse. He was on the committee that planned and purchased the land for the Roosevelt Golf Course, and was delighted when the course was completed. He loved to trap shoot, and he cherished his “Heaven” in Neola where he could enjoy his horses and cattle.

When dad returned from the war he married his best friend, our mom, Miriam Alice Long, on April 7, 1946. They, along with their four children, were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 15, 1965. For that, we are eternally grateful. They are the parents of four children, Diana Lynne (Dennis) Jenkins, David Ray (Shanna Lee Hamblin), Bill (Lynette Peatross) and Alice Jane Moysh.

After 56 years of marriage, traveling the world and raising a grand posterity together, mom passed away on Sept. 10, 2002. Later he married Fern B. Oberhansly enjoying each other’s companionship for a few years.

Lynn was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam; a son-in-law, Stacey Moysh; parents, Ray and Alice; and his eight siblings; Lloyd, Morrell, Edgar, Florence Adams, Verlen, Clem, Essie Lambert, and Kenneth.
He is survived by his four children, Diana (Dennis) David (Shanna Lee), Bill (Lynette) and Janie. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, (“Not a stinker in the bunch!”) and many nieces and nephews.

We, dad’s family, would like to thank the wonderful people at Parkside Manor for giving dad a home away from home. Thank you to the nursing staff at the Villa hospice for your tender care in those last days, and thank you to Newfield for the generous donation of the beautiful hospice room at the Villa where we could be with our dad during his last days on earth.

Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at the Roosevelt 2nd Ward Chapel, 250 West 200 North.
Burial was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park with military honors presented by the Roosevelt American Legion Post #64 and the Utah National Guard.

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  • Maintained by: Duchesne County History Center
  • Originally Created by: Blaine & Elaine Berger
  • Added: 4 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 150185863
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lynn Labrum (3 Nov 1924–2 Aug 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 150185863, citing Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Duchesne County History Center (contributor 47517002) .