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 Fred Lyman Finlinson

Fred Lyman Finlinson

Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Sep 1995 (aged 88)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 11 150 7
Memorial ID 36692 · View Source
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Fred Lyman Finlinson, age 88, died Sept. 20, 1995 in the Cottonwood Hospital, Murray, Utah.

He was born in Oak City, Utah on September 30, 1906 to Joseph Trimble and Edith Lyman Finlinson. He married Luella Wheeler on June 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Luella; children, Fred Wheeler (Jeanne) Finlinson, Murray; and Judy (John) Lever of Holladay; 10 grandchildren; brother, Rich Lyman Finlinson of Leamington, Utah; sisters, Elizabeth Foy of Panguitch; and Susan (Robert) Weagel of St. George. He was preceded in death by a son, David; and his brothers, Burns and Joseph; and sister, Ann.

Fred attended schools in Oak City and Leamington, Utah, the Hinckley Academy and graduated from Delta High School. He attended University of Utah for his undergraduate work and graduated from the University of Utah College of Law. He was admitted to the Utah State Bar Association in 1935. He practiced law in Salt Lake City for 60 years until his retirement this past June. He was a partner of the law firms Riter, Cowan, Finlinson & Daines, Finlinson and Finlinson. Since 1985, he has been OF counsel to Callister Nebeker & McCullough. He has served his profession as president of the Salt Lake County Bar Association, as a commissioner of the Utah State Bar Association, and as a member of the Bar Examiners Board.

He has served in a variety of positions as a faithful member of the LDS Church, including as a mission to the British Isles in 1926-28, superintendent of the Sunday School, counselor and president of the Big Cottonwood Stake YMMIA, instructor for his Elder's, Seventy's and High Priest quorums, High Council member, bishop, High Priest Quorum leadership, and home teacher.

Fred was active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of both Surety Life Insurance Company and the Murray State Bank. He helped form and served as legal counsel for the Cottonwood Improvement District. He was a member of the South Cottonwood Lions Club, the University Club, the Top Hatter's Dance Club, and the Bonneville Knife & Fork Club.

Fred was politically active, serving at the voting district county, state and national levels. He served as administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Arthur V. Watkins. He was active in the Young Republicans serving as the President of the Salt Lake County Club, as National Delegate, as a member of the National Executive Committee and as the arrangement chairman for the National Convention for the Young Republicans. He was a state officer for the Utah State Republican Party serving as secretary, treasurer and as legal counsel. He was a national delegate, attending every national convention from 1948 to 1968. He served as Utah chairman for Goldwater in 1964 and vice chairman for Nixon in 1968.

A viewing will be held at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, on Sunday, September 24, 1995, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25, 1995 at 12 noon, in the South Cottonwood Ward, 5605 South Vine Street, Murray. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Murray City Cemetery.

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: September 22, 1995




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 36692
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Lyman Finlinson (30 Sep 1906–20 Sep 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36692, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .