Richard Norris Lundquist
Richard Norris Lundquist passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 27, 2021. Rich was born November 3, 1963, to F. Kent Lundquist and Geneal Norris (Gilmore) in Ogden, Utah. He spent his early years in Southern California and then spent his childhood in Bountiful, Utah. He was the oldest of three children. Rich played on the Bountiful High football team and also proudly participated in Seminary Council, Madrigals, musical theater, Mormon Youth Chorus, and BYU Men’s Chorus.
Rich served in the Ireland, Dublin Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy and Information Systems and became a CPA. Rich was a natural-born businessman. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Larry H Miller Sports and Entertainment Group as controller for the Utah Jazz, CFO of TimeShareWare, CFO of Zenger Folkman, Owner of Hamptons Dry Cleaning, and was currently the CFO of Silverline Finishing, Inc. Rich also brokered business sales through Murphy Business and Financial. He was very principled and was filled with integrity in all of his business dealings. He was honored to serve as the chairman of the board for the Special Olympics of Utah and loved to serve and give back to his local community.
Rich was a true and loyal friend and an engaging storyteller at heart. He was always happy and enjoyed finding connections with everyone he met. His friends were more like family members. He mentored many people throughout his career and in life. He was known for having infinite stories and jokes to tell.
Rich was always reading and learning. He had a wealth of knowledge about almost any topic and an interest in a wide variety of music, movies and current affairs. He had an amazing memory and could remember facts dating back to his early childhood. Rich appreciated fine art and loved collecting paintings from local artists to display in his home. He also loved taking road trips without a plan, and often took a different route each time he drove. He always enjoyed sipping a soda which he called an FQB (Fine Quality Beverage) when on his adventures.
Rich served faithfully in all his callings, including service in the bishopric, high council, and as the stake auditor of his local congregation. He was currently serving in the primary and loved teaching children about the gospel. He loved reading and studying conference talks and scriptures. Rich had a vast knowledge and understanding of the principles of the gospel and had an immovable testimony. His humility and kindness showed when you sat and talked to him about the gospel. Rich was passionate about Family History and loved visiting the gravesites of his ancestors.
Rich and his sweetheart Tammy were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple; they enjoyed 28 years of marriage. Rich loved his wife and his family very much. His 7:30 a.m. reminder on his phone read “Tell Tammy I love her too often” every day. He loved to share with others the accomplishments his kids had made in their lives. Rich’s greatest joy was his two grandchildren Aidan and Avery. Rich was four weeks away from the birth of his 3rd grandchild (Adelaide).
Rich is survived by his mother Geneal Gilmore, father F. Kent Lundquist, stepmom Karen Lundquist; brother, Robert (Amy) Lundquist; sister M’Shelle (Sean) Dixon; wife Tamra Anderson Lundquist, and his four children Jacob (Julissa), Thomas, Emily, and Rachel. Rich was preceded in death by his stepdad Paul Gilmore.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville Stake Center, 615 N. Flint St., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
Services will be live streamed via zoom