Lynn R. Badham Obituary
1931 – 2022
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend returned peacefully to our Heavenly Father on March 10, 2022 in Bountiful, Utah. He received much love and care from his family during the few weeks prior to his passing. His devoted wife, Carol was by his side when he departed this life.
Lynn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 20, 1931 to Roy Foster Badham and Wanda Pauline Bacon. His maternal grandparents raised him from the time he was a small toddler. While he knew they were Grandpa and Grandma, to him they were great parents. He had many interesting and fond memories growing up under the care of his loving grandparents.
It was at West High School that Lynn met the feisty, red-haired girl, Carol Louise Lawrence who stole his heart. Their romance blossomed while going to school dances and on many fun dates. Feeling they had each found their soul mate and were meant to be together, they decided to get married. Three years later their marriage was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple.
Lynn knew he wanted a large family. His dream came true over a twelve-year period and he and Carol were blessed with five daughters and one son. Last summer their children and grandchildren held a western themed 90th Birthday Party in both of their honor. Family gatherings for Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, most other holidays and Spring and Fall General Conferences were fun and meaningful traditions at the Badham home. And of course, they were always celebrated with a big stuffed turkey and or ham with all the trimmings prepared by this dynamic duo.
Lynn worked hard to provide for his family. During the early years of marriage, he worked as an equipment transport driver and heavy equipment operator for the Morrison Knudsen company. His strong work ethic and keen mathematical mind caught the interest of one of the executives who offered to pay for his college education. He attended the University of Utah with an interest in pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree. However, his higher education was cut short after he, Carol and first born daughter, Julie were in a serious car accident.
Through his exposure working for MK, Lynn decided to venture out on his own starting a company specializing in highway guardrail and large signage installation, and the laying of pipeline. After several years of contracts that took him away from his young family for extended periods of time he said, “enough is enough” and switched careers and ventured into the commercial building construction field. He enjoyed many years in the construction industry until his retirement, working at Lawrence Construction and then again starting his own companies that provided opportunities to have his children involved in the businesses with him.
Lynn’s number one interest and hobby was beautifying his yard at every home they owned. He loved creating a sanctuary where his family and friends could come relax and enjoy the sounds of trickling water. He received the Bountiful Beautification Award for best looking yard both in 1996 and 1997. In earlier years, he enjoyed skeet shooting, deer and pheasant hunting; and liked bowling, golfing, water and snow skiing with his wife and children. He cherished friendships with many good people and neighbors.
Giving service was something Lynn was loved and known for. He was kind to everyone and always willing to help when there was a need. He and Carol were called to serve as Church Service Missionaries at the Welfare Services Centerville Utah Employment Resource Center. They loved this opportunity of serving together to help others. His strong desire and willingness to serve in many other callings demonstrated his faith and love for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
As a family we never had to question what was of most importance to him. At every family gathering he would tell us “Family is everything”, and would say he loved us and loved us all being together. He hoped we would continue to stay close to one another and keep having family gatherings.
Lynn is survived by his sweet wife, Carol, his children: Julie Keddington, Gail (Lenny) Goodwin, Tina (Sohrab) Pourtahmassebi, Joyce (David) Montgomery; David (Marilyn) Badham. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, son-in-law - Alan Keddington, daughter - Holly and her husband Leo Van Komen, and great-granddaughter, Madalyn Ashby Keddington.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Oak Hills Ward Chapel, 455 South 1200 East, Bountiful, UT 84010.
A viewing will be held Friday, March 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist"s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East, Bountiful, UT 84010 and on Saturday morning 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral services. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West.