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Mark Larsen Money


1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mark Larsen Money Obituary
Mark Larsen Money
1928 - 2014
Mark Larsen Money-beloved husband, father, grandfather and community leader-died peacefully in his home on June 24, 2014. He was born on June 18, 1928, in Palmyra, Utah, to Lillian Larsen and Richard Boyce Money, growing up and attending schools in Spanish Fork, Utah. Mark served an LDS mission in Ontario, Canada, in 1948-50 and then attended Brigham Young University. After graduating with a B.S. in accounting in 1952, Mark began thirty-six years of service to his country in both active and reserve duty as an officer and chaplain in the United States Army, beginning in Korea. He became one of the few chaplains to ever graduate from both the Army's War College and Command and General Staff College. After his honorable discharge with the rank of colonel in 1988, Mark received the Army's highest award for non-combat service: the Legion of Merit.
Mark was a believer in life-long education, earning an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Beginning with his doctoral dissertation, Mark became a nationally-recognized expert in university related research parks and directed the development of top-tier facilities at both the University of Utah and Texas A&M University. He served as the founding president of the Association of University Related Research Parks. Mark loved to travel and served as a consultant to emerging research facilities all over the world.
Mark married his college sweetheart, Roylance Spratling, in the Manti LDS Temple in July, 1952. They were blessed with four children: Nolan Boyce, David Royal, Cynthia, and Richard Bruce. Roylance and Mark have 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to serving his country, Mark held a variety of community and church leadership positions over the years, including Branch President of the University of Utah Student Ward, member of the General Board of the YMMIA, and a High Council member in Utah and Texas.
Mark is survived by his wife, Roylance; children Nolan (Robin), David (Jana), Cynthia (Wayne) Swan, and Bruce (Kim); grandchildren and great grandchildren; and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Money Dixon.
The family will receive visitors at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 Bengal Blvd (7600 South), Salt Lake City, on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. the following day, Monday June 30, at the Cottonwood Heights 3rd Ward located at 6890 South Whitmore Way (2228 East). , Salt Lake City. Friends may call on the family beginning at 10:00. Interment will be in the city cemetery in Spanish Fork, Utah.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 27 to June 30, 2014
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