Laura Lofthouse

Laura Ashliman Lofthouse, age 96, passed away Sunday April 6, 2014, in Logan, Utah. She was born at home in North Logan on April 29, 1917, to Eleanor Horsley Gubler and John Ashliman, the eighth of 10 children.
She met her eternal companion, Richard Lofthouse at a dance in Logan. They were married Nov. 18, 1936, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Soon after marriage they settled in Avon in a small home Richard built on his farm.
She was an industrious soul who loved her four children as well as sewing, baking, planting flowers and bird watching. She did seasonal work at the Del Monte Cannery and Jensen Candy Company.
In 1954 she and her husband moved to Paradise where she lived until her death. Laura was a member of the Avon Ladies' Club. Alongside her husband, she was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held teaching positions in the Relief Society, Primary and M.I.A. She and Richard served as ordinance workers in the Logan and Ogden temples, and were ward and stake dance directors. They also did janitorial work at the church house for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (1987) and daughter Laura (1997), her parents; brothers: Ralph, Raymond, Merlin, Eldon, Clarence, Laurn, Marvin; sisters: Lucile Barker (Lee) and Eleanor Kohler (Dorrel); three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Survivors are: daughter Carol Van Orden (Maurice) of Layton, Sharon (Frankovich) Lofthouse of Paradise and son James A. (Roberta) of Paradise, 26 grandchildren, and numerous great & great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Paradise 3rd Ward Chapel, 9060 S. 200 West in Paradise. A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan, and prior to the services on Saturday at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Paradise Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Allen-Hall Mortuary
34 East Center Street Logan, UT 84321
(435) 752-3245

Published in Logan Herald Journal from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014