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Lawrence "Will" Hyrum Blonquist

April 12, 1926 — December 19, 2023

Bountiful

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather Lawrence Blonquist at the age of 97. It was his wish he could live out his life in his own home, and with the help and care of his daughter, Laurie, he was able to accomplish this goal.

Lawrence was born April 12, 1926, in Coalville, UT. He was raised on the Blonquist Ranch where he learned to ride a horse and the true meaning of a hard day’s work. At the age of five he contracted Polio and his future looked grim. With his catchphrase, “you gotta go with what you’ve got,” and a positive attitude, Lawrence had many life accomplishments. He met and married Colleen York in Salt Lake City, raised four children together, and eventually settled in Bountiful.

He was a member of the FFA where he raised a champion steer. Lawrence was also very successful in breeding, raising, and racing quarter horses. He had 20 different horses reach the Winner’s Circle and raced in four different states. He was very fortunate to have owned a filly named Hello Darlin Dash. She was awarded horse of the year by the UQHRA. Lawrence loved racing horses and he was very proud of this time in his life. He also made a career as an auto mechanic.

He was proud of all his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for always being willing to help, his great sense of humor, and ability to forgive and forget. Lawrence was self-taught to play the guitar, and never missed a Colorado Rockies or BYU game. He will be missed.

Lawrence is survived by his son Jon (Donna) Blonquist, daughter Laurie (Art) Lovato, five grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Colleen, sons Craig and Mike, and his grandson Matthew Lovato.

A viewing will be held at on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East, Bountiful, Utah.

A Graveside will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Bountiful City Cemetery

2224 S 200 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

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