Lawrence Kay Howland
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Homes & Cremation Center - Murray Location
4760 South State
Murray, UT
Lawrence Kay Howland

1930 ~ 2021

Lawrence Kay Howland, aka "The Kansas City Kid," passed away peacefully at the William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

He was born November 9, 1930, the son of Lawrence Lee and Violet Howland, in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. He married "freckles" Delores Maxine Glover March 22, 1951, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple who passed away July 6, 2002.

He served in the Army at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, during the Korean War. He worked side by side with his wife for 26 years in their family-owned business, KMH Foodmart. He also worked as the furniture buyer for ZCMI, a sales manager for Supreme Foods before starting his own business and volunteered for many years with the American Red Cross. He graduated from the University of Utah but was a BYU football fan thru and thru.

Though not being able to swim and afraid of the water he spent his summers taking his children and their friends waterskiing every Monday during the summer. He loved playing tennis at the Sports Mall and was willing to play anyone who came along. He loved golfing with his sons and spent many hours in the backyard or at the church cultural hall trying to make them believe he was the best at basketball.

He was a loving husband, devoted father, and a caring grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved talking to people and never went anywhere that he didn't find someone he knew. His life was spent serving others. He was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions in the church and enjoyed being Young Men's President and Bishop the most. His happiest moments were serving others. He truly was a valiant son of God.

Preceded in death by his wife, parents; brother, Gene Howland, sister-in-law La Ree Howland, daughter Carla Yukes, son-in-law Rodney Tibbitts, and granddaughter Kaylee Bruin. Survived by seven children, Stephen (Deby) Howland, Pamela (Rodney) Tibbitts, Gary (Amy) Howland, Kay (Rebecca) Howland, Dana (Tamaree) Howland, Lori (Steve) King; foster daughter, Ellouise Paredes; son-in-law, Robert Yukes; 35 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Laurie Carlson; former son-in-law, Kent Bruin; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 12:30, Hyland Lake Ward Chapel, 981 E. Revere Circle (5600 S), Salt Lake City, UT.

A viewing will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6-8 p.m., Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State, Murray, Utah and one hour prior to the services.

Interment, Murray City Cemetery, 5600 S. Vine St.

The family would like to thank the staff and aides at William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home and Bristol Hospice that provided wonderful care.

Funeral Services will be broadcast live on the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary website. To view go to www.jenkins-soffe.com

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Published by Deseret News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2021.
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