Lamar Lee Fiet, age 90, passed away, completing his life’s journey on earth, in his home, the morning of Sunday, November 5th 2023.
He was born November 24th, Thanksgiving Day, 1932. His parents were Herman Fiet, and Perneica Dunn of Riverdale. He was the youngest of two boys. The family lived on a small farm where they raised chickens, pigs and cows and had a horse named Penny. They sold produce they grew in their gardens, Peonies they sold for Memorial Day, and earthworms for fishermen. His father, also worked at the railroad. He attended Pingree elementary, Lewis Jr. High, and Weber High School, in Ogden. He earned his Associate’s degree at Weber College in Ogden, and a Bachelor’s degree at BYU University in Provo. He studied accounting and business management, with a minor in psychology.
Lee was a hard worker and started working his first paid job at the age of 12 at a gas station, he had various jobs till he graduated high school; including controlling crowds at a roller/ice skating rink by skating backwards. His main ambition in life was in sales, mainly settling into owning his own travel agency specializing in cruises. Then to prove his love for work and his endless energy, he opened a soft serve yogurt shop in Mesa Arizona, when he was in his late 80’s, and he worked there almost every day.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War. His rank was Petty officer rating 3rd class and assigned to the Navy Air Intelligence on the admiral’s ship,
“The Salisbury Sound,” Lee’s job was to receive spy-plane reports of enemy positions.
Lee was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served therein, including Gospel Doctrine teacher for 6 years, and as organist and piano accompanist starting at the age of 12.
Lee was a very talented piano player, he could improvise, play by ear, and could read music well also. He started playing when he could barely reach the keys. He taught music lessons to neighborhood kids for 2 cents a lesson. He was a member of several bands including while he served in the Navy.
Lee is well known for his positive and flamboyant personality, so much so that he was a paid motivational speaker for several companies for a time. He loved people, and helped the down and out, including the homeless, throughout his life.
He was married to Marian Dorothy Page in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, August 5, 1955 and had a daughter Tracy Lynn (Neil), and two sons, Micheal Lee (Lisa) and Mark Allen. Marian and Lee later divorced. Then he married Maelene LeMmon Pack on Sept 26th, 1996. Her children are Debroah Carter (Bret), Wesley Pack, (Tammy), and Lance Pack,(Lara). Lee always loved and considered the Pack children his own. He has 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his son Mark Allen, his parents; Herman and Perneica Dunn, and his brother Donald.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. where friends may visit family from 9:30 -10:30am prior to services. Interment Lindquist Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah,
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Lee's obituary page the day of the service.