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 Lynne Archer Pettit

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Lynne Archer Pettit

  • Birth 6 Jan 1912 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death 26 Oct 2002 Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Park 27-9
  • Memorial ID 49049342

Obituary - Lynne Archer Pettit, 90, died Saturday, October 26, 2002.

He was born January 6, 1912, in Salt Lake City to Jesse Raymond and Phyllis Clayton Pettit. His youth was spent in the Salt Lake City area and he graduated from LDS high school.

He served an LDS mission in Czechoslovakia from 1931 to 1934. During his mission, his family moved to Los Angeles. Upon his return, he studied at UCLA, where he received a Business Degree and met his wife Aline Rawson. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple November 27, 1936. Aline passed away in 1989.

Lynne and Aline lived in San Diego and Burbank, Calif., then in 1950 he began studies at Oregon State Univ. and received a Ph.D. in Food Technology in 1956. That same year he accepted a faculty position at University of Utah where he taught food science and nutrition courses. In 1963 he helped establish a food science program for the United Nations at a new university in Tripoli, Libya. He and his family lived in Libya for 18 months.

Following his retirement in 1978 he and Aline served a mission to Wisconsin and later moved to St. George, Utah. Lynne enjoyed composing music and poetry, fly fishing, and researching ancient civilizations.

Lynne is survived by his four children: Ole and Kathleen Dunn, Grand Junction, CO; Robert and Peggyanne Bohn, Provo, UT; Lynne and Lanette Pettit, North Logan, UT; and Steve and Marilyn Christine Leininger, Concord, CA. He has 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Lynne's brothers and sisters and their spouses are: E. Alan and LaRue (deceased) Pettit formerly of Bakersfield, CA; Richard and June Pettit, St. George, UT; and Walter and Phyllis Whitchurch, Salt Lake City, UT.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at the University Ward, 160 So. University St. (1335 E.) where friends may call 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Judie Latshaw Huff
  • Added: 3 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49049342
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lynne Archer Pettit (6 Jan 1912–26 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49049342, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .