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Leo Hartwell Loveridge


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leo Hartwell Loveridge Obituary
1923 ~ 2014
Leo Hartwell Loveridge was born September 19, 1923 in Lehi, Utah to George Charles and Olive Lillian Hartwell Loveridge. He passed away April 12, 2014 in American Fork, Utah at the age of 90.
After graduating in 1941 from Lehi High School, Leo continued his education at Henager Business College, and worked at the Burlington Transportation Company in Salt Lake City. He was drafted into the US Army during World War II, where he served as an Assistant Secretary to Lt. General Richard C. Richardson, Pacific area Commander. While on a brief leave in November 1945, he married his sweetheart Edna Leona Smith in the Salt Lake Temple. When his service ended in 1946, he returned to his wife in Lehi, where he made his lifelong home, and where he and Edna raised their family. Leo began a career at Geneva Steel, where he worked in production planning and traffic. He was also a correspondent for several newspapers and was a tour director taking many people to see places all over the world. Always an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings including the bishopric, stake clerk, mission leader, high counselor, but the calling he loved most was as a worker in the Timpanogos Temple, serving from the time it opened until just before his 90th birthday. He loved to travel, he loved children, and he loved Disneyland (claiming to have never grown up). Mostly he loved his family with special attention going to the little ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three half-sisters, and by a great-grandson. He is survived and missed by his wife Edna, his four children: Brent (Julie), Ann (Tony) Coppola, Howard, Mark (Kathy), 17 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lehi 12th Ward Chapel, 300 West State Street, Lehi. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wing Mortuary, 118 East Main, Lehi, and one hour prior to services Saturday morning at the church. Interment in Lehi City Cemetery.
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Published in Deseret News on Apr. 17, 2014
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