Larry Lavar Dean, 80, peacefully passed away in his home surrounded by his eternal companion and their loving children on Sunday, May 7, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on December 8, 1942, in Ogden, Utah, the son of Adrion and Leatha Dean. He grew up in North Ogden alongside family and friends. His days were mostly spent in the outdoors doing what he loved most, which included camping, hunting, and golfing.
He graduated from Weber High school and later attended Weber State University where he earned his Associates Degree of Electronics of Engineering. He used this knowledge in various management positions at Hill Air Force Base, Utah for 33 years.
Larry met and married his sweetheart, Connie Kay Holmes, on August 24, 1962. Later they were sealed for time and all eternity on August 23, 1974, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They were blessed with one daughter and three sons.
Larry was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a dedicated servant of the Lord and was known for serving others and held various callings throughout his life such as: Young Men’s President, Elders Quorum President, First Counselor in the Bishopric, High Priest Group Leader, and many others that impacted his life, his family’s, and those whom he served.
Larry is survived by his eternal companion, Connie; loving daughter, Kari (Steve) Hopper; and three sons, Darin, Shawn (Jill), and Travis (Kristen). Larry and Connie have eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert and Ken; and one sister, Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrion and Leatha; his sisters, Shirley and Betty; and his brothers, Dale, Marvin, Joe, and Ron.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew him! He was a joy to all those around him and could always bring a smile or a laugh to any situation. Larry had a contagious laugh that will always be remembered. His greatest joy came from his family and spending quality time with them laughing and making memories. Larry enjoyed watching his grandchildren play various sports and always told them to do their best and never give up! He truly enjoyed playing golf with his friends whom he loved very much. Larry would always say one of his greatest joys was playing golf with his three sons. We know this is not goodbye and we’ll be together again forever!
We would like to thank all the family, friends, nurses, doctors, and caregivers at Canyon Home Care for the comfort and care they provided to Larry, and the love they extended to his family.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Ben Lomond 9th Ward, 575 East 3100 North. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.