LaVoy Finicum
Mosdell Mortuary
676 S Hwy 89A
Kanab, UT
LaVoy Finicum

Cane Beds, Arizona

Robert LaVoy Finicum was born on January 27, 1961 in Kanab, UT and was murdered the day before his 55th birthday on January 26, 2016. LaVoy was born to David and Nelda Finicum and had six siblings, Sherre, Guy, Jody, Jill, Misty, and Tadi. LaVoy was married to Dorthea Jeanette Finicum on February 18, 1994 and together they have eleven children, Thara, Belle, Tell, Tawny, Arianna, Brittney, Mitch, Thomas, Challice, Danielle, and Tean. Combined they have 19 grandchildren with three more on the way.

LaVoy went to school in Page Arizona. He served a full time mission in the Dakotas for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of which he was a faithful member his whole life. He served in many church positions; among them: the Young Men's program, Ward Mission leader, Elders Quorum president, a High Priest leader and a member of the Bishopric. LaVoy worked many years in property management but his passions were helping children and ranching. LaVoy had over 50 foster boys whom he was able to have in his home and mentor over the course of the past 19 years. He loved working on his ranch and teaching his children how to ride horses, brand cows, and most of all, to follow Christ. LaVoy loved God, his family, and his country. He believed that the Constitution of the United States was inspired by God and he was willing to, and did, die while defending our freedoms stated within.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM in the Kanab Utah Kaibab Stake Center, 1435 South McAllister Drive, with a viewing from 11:00-2:00 PM at the Stake Center. Arrangements were made with Hughes Mortuary of Hurricane and Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab.

Published by Spectrum & Daily News from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2016.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I am so affected by his story. Peace be with his family.
July 10, 2019
We say a prayer at each evening meal for Mr. Finicum, Rest In Peace, Sir.
Will Dawson
January 27, 2019
We will never forgot you LaVoy. Keep an eye on us down here, we will all try to fight for what you stand for. God Bless!
Greg & Theresa (Idaho)
Theresa Aland
January 27, 2019
In remembrance of Mr. Lavoy Finicum, may he rest in peace. - Mary and Jeff Piersanti
Mary Piersanti
November 11, 2018
What a sad day for our nation. I did not know LaVoy but his life and story have touched me deeply. Our nation has sunk to a place not identifiable to our founding fathers. May God bless all of his descendants and may his memory live in the hearts of all of us who take the time to get to know him!!
One Preachers Stand for Freedom,
Lou Zemek Sr.
Lou Zemek
November 9, 2018
Rest In Peace, Mr. Finicum. May your soul reside with our Lord and Savior for all eternity. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Godspeed, until we meet in heaven.
Love from Jeff and Mary Piersanti
Ogden, UT
Mary Piersanti
February 20, 2018
God bless you and your family! You are remembered even in Norway, Europe.
Henrik Norwegian
April 29, 2017
Such a sad end to such a great man who loved people and his country rest in peace friend GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
February 16, 2017
Great Guy - Will Be Missed
Alex Clapp
July 7, 2016
with all our hearts we thank you and honor you dear lavoy.
catherine chartorysky
June 16, 2016
Thor Anderson
March 30, 2016
Honor, Integrity, Courage and Leadership - Thank You for all.
Chris Jurack
March 29, 2016
Mary Brown
March 24, 2016
Rest in peace Lavoy, your work will not be forgotten!
Mary Brown
March 24, 2016
Well, I've tried to express my deepest sympathy to those who knew him, but this page will not allow me to write out my heart felt condolences. So it must be brief. May the good Lord sustain you all throughout this difficult time and strengthen all those who continue the fight that Lavoy began.
Brenda Bohorquez Rivera
March 23, 2016
Thank you for your sacrifice and standing up for our rights. I will never forget you. Rest in peace.
Jessica Lynn Hepner
March 15, 2016
We never had the privilege of meeting Lavoy face to face.. But we felt we had known him forever.. A kindred spirit in so many heart breaks for your beautiful family as you make your way forward...I personally believe that all God needs are a few good men..and women...Willing to trust Him with All... Willing to sacrifice comfort...willing to have courage.. Willing to Stand.... On His Word... Go when called and Stand up in the face of danger and bow to no one... But the KING OF KINGS!!!and to live out his teachings in word and deed... I believe God lends His ear and his mighty hand to these trusted few... And listens to thier pleas.... I believe that the course of history can be changed with the obedience and courage of one such man... The light of truth began to shine once again for us with Lavoy... And has lit so many torches... Darkness and light cannot coexist... "Light will ALWAYS trump the darkness!! Thank you Lavoy Finicum.... Our lives will never be the same...I hope that your family can take comfort in these things... Thank you isn't enough... But as the days weeks and months go by we will be listening for that still small voice whisper to our hearts... How we can best serve your families cause and our beloved Country... God Bless and keep you.
Katie Woodruff
March 9, 2016
Our condolences
Kenneth Lufkin
March 9, 2016
March 8, 2016
late in posting...all have been done on face book.
Wanted to share my deepest sympathies to the Family Of Robert LaVoy Finicum. Though I didn't know him personally I feel a closeness in spirit. His courage and inspiration lives on forever. A great teacher and friend of freedom.
1st Corinthians 15: 57-58 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
Bob Wells
March 8, 2016
I never met him or his family. I believe in what he gave his life for. President Ezra Taft Benson talk on the constitution in 1986 or 1989 was what this man gave. Thank goodness for the fullness of the Gospel. The knowledge that they will be together again helps soften a bit this tragic loss. God Be With You Till You Meet Him Again.
Nola Manganaro
February 29, 2016
Even though I did not have the honor of meeting Robert Lavoy Finicum, I feel in my heart I knew him. We are kindred spirits in our love for this country and the U.S. Constitution. His teachings on youtube and his book, 'Only By Blood and Suffering' are much appreciated. He will never be forgotten! A true American Hero! May God's Light guide and protect his family. My prayers are with you.
Anita Rice O'Rourke
February 23, 2016
My prayers go out to your family. To me you are what this quote from Thomas Jefferson is all about. Quote
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of PATRIOTS and TYRANTS. My hope is that next time it will be the blood of the Tyrants. My we all have the courage of LAVOY. To stand up for our beliefs and fight the good fight.
Jennings Skidmore
February 22, 2016
La Voy will be riding with JESUS when he returns ,which will be soon.
Garry Dalton
February 21, 2016
I did not know Mr
Finicum, but to me, he's a hero, & a great man also a great man of faith. I will be praying for his treasured family. God Bless him for who he was & for all the wonderful things he surely passed down to many generations. God's special blessings to his family & friends.
Christine Lamb
February 16, 2016
When I first heard of LaVoy Finicum, I knew he was the caliber of a man who would stand for what he believed in. I too believe in the same things he believed. This country can be made to reverse the wrongs that have been pushed upon us and we will prevail in the long run. To his family...I pray that God will look down upon you all and I know in my heart that God will take care of his people that believe in HIM and who do the work that God has laid out before them, as LaVoy did all his life....May God bless you all...
Randy Griffin
February 16, 2016
I never had the pleasure of meeting the man. His death saddens me. In my heart and mind he will be one of the great men in history. Lavoy Finicum will always be one of the greatest heroes of our time and the remainder of my life. Thanks for your example Lavoy, and God Bless your family.
Rod Moore
February 16, 2016
Dave Murders
February 16, 2016
I am a long serving U.S. Marine and gotten to the point where I had lost faith in America. Lavoy Finicum restored my belief in our country. Thank You Sir, and may you rest in Gods's loving arms. My deepest condolences and respect to your grieving family.
William Dawson
February 15, 2016
Thor Anderson
February 13, 2016
Prayers. Rest in Peace Patriot. You will be never forgotten.
Scott Foster
February 12, 2016
My sincere sympathy for the tragic loss of this fine person. My thoughts and payers are with you.
Michael Brasel
February 12, 2016
God bless. The family of the departed finicum family. Lavoy will never be forgotten
Joseph.&.cheryl Velez
February 12, 2016
Joseph Velez
February 12, 2016
Thank you for standing up for the true Americana I am very sad of his passing he was a true American patriot who studied the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and of course the Holy Scriptures a man of God was taken away from us too soon it breaks my heart to read of his passing in the way happen me and my wife Cheryl send our condolences to the lavoy finicum. We live here in Florida and we see what's happening around the country it breaks my heart we are American patriots. We love our country very much his sacrifice would not go in vain an incredible human being that I never had the chance to meet what are incredible human being thank you for standing up for Americans we need more people like you in this country you work the land a true American cowboy we should I love to you we know you're in heaven with the angels into the finicum family. From behalf of our family the Velez family to the finicum family. We have you in our prayers may God bless your entire family may Lavoy rest in peace. You will never be forgotten may God bless all men will seek peace and happiness your sacrifice will not go in vain god bless the finnicum family Sincerely Yours Joseph and Cheryl Velez god bless you all we have you in our prayers night and day rest in peace Lavoy
Joseph Velez
February 12, 2016
Lavoy was my neighbor in Minot, ND in the early 80s and he and his missionary partner spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with me and my family in 1981. He was a sweet and gentle young man.

I have not seen or heard of him in 35 years but my family remember him fondly. We were saddened to hear of his passing.

My condolences to his family.
Chris Willi
February 12, 2016
Lavoy will be greatly missed. Not only was he a brave man, he was a hero.He had more courage,strength,conviction, and the heart of a lion. He faced danger head on,and showed no fear.He was a true patriot. I have found in this life,not very many people I could look up to,but I am proud to say that I look up to Lavoy. He will forever be in my heart and mind.Rest in peace my friend, my hero,and one of the bravest people I've ever seen. You can lay your head down on your saddle horn now, we will saddle up, and take it from here. You just rest in peace in the land you loved so much, we are your caretakers now. We will stand guard and protect your memory.
Colleen Sifferman
February 10, 2016
La Voy Finicum was the real American ex and I worked at the ZX
Ranch in Paisley, OR in the late 70's and other ranches out west. La Voy was
a REAL COWBOY, a man of God, and a
Patriot...a Warrior Poet like the actor
in Brave Heart or the Patriot movie.
The family and the WORLD have lost a
great man. I hope someone makes a movie
about him and how corrupt and evil our
government has become. The bad hates
the good. The NWO doesn't want good men
out there for everyone to see anymore....but La Voy has been an
INSPIRATION to others and what was
meant for evil, God will turn it for
good...He has done it before and He
will do it again.
God rest his soul and I know he loved
his family very very much.
Vicki Grant
February 10, 2016
The truth is given to us to protect the covenant of liberty. The "truth is the sum of all things," as this man stood fast deserving of the utmost regard. Thank you, for your life, which will inspire virtue, justice and judgment.

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February 10, 2016
Although I never had the chance, nor the honor of meeting Mr. Finicum I do know this.

It was men like him that founded this country. They stood up and fought for what they believed in. All of us own this man our utmost respect and gratitude. He died standing up for what he knew to be true and just.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Please know that Mr. Finicum is a hero of the highest order. His actions and efforts will not be in vain.

RIP Sir.
Sean Slavin
February 10, 2016
My eyes tear up every time I read these beautiful tributes to LaVoy. His family has so much to be proud of. He has touched the hearts of so many that never even knew him. My heart is heavy and yet proud of this brave man who stood up for what he believed in. Rest now Lavoy, your fight is over. Condolences to the family and his friends.
Shirley Williams
February 10, 2016
On a snowy road far from home,
With no hand to hold on the ground so cold,
Paid the ultimate price for our freedom and liberty,
For your sacrifices I will always be thankful.
February 10, 2016
May this martyr for the Truth be the catalyst that raises up many who will also stand to truly love and honor our God, their families and our country to the uttermost and to bring the restoration and betterment back to this land we call home. Liberty is freedom with morality. Mr. Finicum embodied and lived that. My prayers are to ask for comfort and courage and healing for every member of his family and all the friends he loved. I am sorry for your loss.
February 10, 2016
Rip Lavoy, I drove 4 hours to attend the funeral last Saturday and I'm so glad I did. He was 10 times the man that I thought he was, the family and friends that spoke shared the story of a loving Father, Brother, Neighbor, Friend and dedicated Patriot. I wish I had known him when he was alive, it would have been an honor to stand in his shadow... Rest easy cowboy, we got it from here. You were a good and faithful servant, I'm sure the heavens had a parade at your arrival.
Kotty Smith
February 9, 2016
After 22 years in the Military, with 2 of them spent in Viet Nam, I can honestly say that I have known several brave men who have answered the call to stand for freedom.
None of them more surely true, nor more truly brave, than Robert Lavoy Finicum. Bless God in Heaven! What a man! And what a role model for Society!!
My wife and I, and my Sons and many of my Grandchildren have been praying for all of you throughout this ordeal. My prayer is that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will hold you all in His Arms, and keep you safe and comfort you through the rough times ahead without Lavoy.
I just want you to know that I consider my life to have become lessened simply because of the fact that I never got to meet him personally nor to shake his hand. On behalf of the Neighbors Family of Texas, Great Blessings to you, Allen Neighbors.
Allen Neighbors
February 9, 2016
May God bless and keep Lavoy's family. May he rest in peace in God's loving arms. A true hero who stood up for everyone's right.
Valerie Valentine
February 9, 2016
I got to know Lavoy through his video teaching the constitution while he was kneeling on his land with his cows; his dog; his daughter; and the constitution.I could tell that he loved them all. I wish I could have met such a great American HERO and a true Cowboy. You will be greatly missed, Lavoy FInicum.
Melissa Hubbard
February 8, 2016
We did not know LaVoy but we are eternally grateful to him for standing up for liberty and the Constitution. Our prayers are with his family as they have lost a great man.
Paul & Mary Wignall
February 8, 2016
My heart is heavy as I grieve with the family and friends of Lavoy. He didn't have to do what he did; but he did so because he was a real man.......something very rare to find today. I thank him for his service and commitment to freedom for all of us. He was a real man of the ages.

To the family, as you go through the days, months, and years to come, may you be blessed with the fondest of memories.

While I didn't know him personally,I still feel it my personal loss..............Lavoy and all he stood for will forever live in my heart and memory.
Frieda Minga
February 8, 2016
Family and Friends... Our heart aches for your loss. Please know that across America his voice was heard. Peace and love to you all.
The Whittenberg Family
February 8, 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of Lavoy.
Very Respectfully,
Stephan Kirkham Jarvis
February 8, 2016
Rest in peace Lavoy.
Richard Bowen
February 7, 2016
The backbone of America was hindered with the loss of Lavoy. But his memory and voice will carry on the message that will heal the America he loved so much.Thank you to the Finicum family for sharing this man with us.God Bless.
February 7, 2016
My heart is both proud and heavy LaVoy Finicum. Proud of the example you have shown to us all as a Christian, a loving Son, Husband, Father,Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle and True American Patriot!! I know you are with God resting now. Don't worry about your Wife and Family... God is seeing to their needs. They miss you and love you very much..I salute you LaVoy Finicum for your brave stance for our Homeland America!! I wish I could have known you! Your sacrifice surely has set a stronger resolve for the rest of us to stand firmer for our rights as American Born Citizens for our freedom, liberty, and yes justice for all of us! You will not be forgotten!!
Carole Lawson
February 7, 2016
Audie Murphy, Chris Kyle, and Robert Lavoy Finicum are three names that belong in the same conversation. I never had the pleasure, but his life is an inspiration to us all. When I get to Heaven, I hope I can sit and talk with him.
To the family, I know this is a dark hour for you, and I pray that God holds you all close. May you find a comfort in knowing, he is not merely gone away, but bravely, gone ahead. In Glory, he awaits us all.
God Bless
February 6, 2016
Even though we never met, you are a real hero who stood for rancher's rights and the Constitution. Thank you for what you have done. May you rest in eternal peace with the Father.
Stu Shear
February 6, 2016
Jose Velez
February 6, 2016
Jose Velez
February 6, 2016
I never had to privilege to meet you a true American patriot lavoy finnicum may you rest in peace you still up for the Bible in the Constitution god bless you in your rest in peace straight from the heart t Joseph angel Velez
Jose Velez
February 6, 2016
My prayers have been with you. "Let not his death be in vain." Freedom is important.
Ronda Cordell
February 6, 2016
A great man you were
Rhonda G
February 6, 2016
Thank you for standing up for what you believed in.
Pam Patterson
February 6, 2016
May God Bless this family, I seen the documentary concerning the water supply on your ranch my heart weighs heavy for you! I will never forget you! Mr. LaVoy was a true Amercan !

My deepest condolences
Janice Stone
Janice Stone
February 6, 2016
we did not know lavoy finicum, but we are well aware of his fight for the right. we were able to attend the great tribute to him by his perfect an honorable family. our hearts ache for them. you are in our prayers. he is a martyr for a just cause. thank you a for your extreme courage. max and lois
February 5, 2016
Rip Lavoy will never forget what you stood for.
Carol Beers
February 5, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with all of, I am so sorry for your lose your Father was a good man.
Ward Mace
February 5, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. He's a great example of what I always thought America was. I can't thank you, your family and Lavoy enough for giving us all someone to really look up to. God Bless.
Sharon Tobe
February 5, 2016
Rest in peace. We will never forget your bravery. Our prayers are with your family, for they made a great sacrifice. Thank you, Finicum's.
Dave Murders
February 5, 2016
I want to meet you in time, so I can thank you for everything you stand for, I want your family to Know I stand with you too. Such a beautiful and heart felt song Freedoms Cry. I loved serving as a young mens leader too, for about 13 years. My moms side of the family cowboy goes back a long ways on the Furgason side. The spelling means what side of the family feud I come from I guess. My York side came here in 1661, Maryland. I guess this is why I connected with you and I never wore a tie always a bolo. I am fighting for you on this side.
Sincerely, the York Family
Ray York
February 5, 2016
He Was A Great Man
Delta Epling
February 5, 2016
You are forever in my heart and seared into my memory. The stand you took, you took for all of us. May we make you as proud of us as we are of you, sir. Rest now in the arms of the Almighty Father.
Cindy Fitzsimmons
February 5, 2016
RIP LaVoy, thank you for being a true patriot, you are gone but will never be forgotten thank you for reminding us what we need to stand for and fight for
February 5, 2016
Lavoy, A true American Hero!
Lorrie Kirschenman
February 5, 2016
May God bless and hold your family in his arms and comfort you in the hard times to come. I am 58 years old and have never had a Hero, but I do now! I will never forget your name, nor what you stood for. Lavoy, you are my Hero!
Lorrie Kirschenman
February 5, 2016
With heavy heart we mourn with you. American lost a great man. LeVoy Fincum touched so many with courage, honor, integrity, kindness and the Lord's strength. He will be sorely missed. May the Good Lord bring peace you your family, your friends and to the Americans that have passed and will pass in the fight for freedom. Mr. Finicum you taught us all well and we thank you. God Bless you and your family.
Baldwin Family
February 5, 2016
May God bless the family and friends of Mr. Lavoy Finicum. I wish I would have had an opportunity to meet this wonderful patriot and thank him. May God comfort those loved ones who mourn the loss of this man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Gohner
February 5, 2016
You have touched our hearts and you will always be loved and admired in our home. Rest in peace and in God's loving arms.
Diane and Will Dawson
February 5, 2016
LaVoy touched my heart. He stood for his beliefs no matter what the consequences were. What a awful shame he had to pay with his life. I admired him so much for standing up for his fellow Americans and opening our eyes to our constitutional rights. May his work continue. Let us never forget this true American Hero. God Bless.
Wendy Chandler
February 5, 2016
When I found out that he had been killed, my first thought was to go after those men and then I rembered what Jesus said, vengence is mine and I will repay.
Don Allen
February 5, 2016
Sending our condolences.
Sheri Fobert
February 5, 2016
So sorry for the loss of LaVoy. From what I have seen and read he was a true patriot and now a hero for standing up for our rights and our country. My sincere condolences to the family he left behind. America needs more great men like LaVoy and he will never be forgotten. Rest LeVoy your job here is done. You are and forever will be our hero.
Shirley Williams
February 5, 2016
The World is missing a Great Man..RIP LAVOY FINICUM ,A Hero for freedom..Sad Day for our Country..God Bless his Family and All that Loved him.
Joy Donohue
February 5, 2016
R.I.P to a true patriot. You & your family are in my prayers. What a truely loyal person.
R.I.P LaVoy
Savannah Cummings
February 5, 2016
You are TRUE PATRIOTS, of the type this country was founded on. We are so sorry for your loss. LaVoy will not be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice.
Cheri Cummings
February 5, 2016
President Benson said that the Elders of the Church had been put to sleep. I tis my hope as was it LaVoy's that the sleeping giant would awaken to perform it's duty in turning people to God and restoring The Constitution to its DIVINE place. That was the mission this man died for. May he be remembered as a start to the new awakening needed in this nation. May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted in this time of need. This is a spiritual war. Like LaVoy we need to return to God, ask his blessing on all Patriots, and may we all have Courage, Strength, Wisdom and Discernment! I thank this man for his righteous and caring example.
Patriots in Idaho
February 5, 2016
Thank you Sir for youre Honor and your Humble Spirit .May the Loving arms of the Lord hold you all close in this hour. Together the brushfires of Freedom move foward .
James Doug Myers
February 5, 2016
What a True American Hero. My prayers are with your family. Rest in peace.
Jodi Chavez
February 5, 2016
I never met you but everyone I have talked too spoke very highly of you. This whole mess is a tragedy.
John Plough
February 5, 2016
Thank you for your sacrifice you will never be forgotten. May God comfort all those that mourn this loss.
Patriots in Texas
February 5, 2016
Rest In Peace Sir! Thank You for all you did on this earth. May GOD comfort your family during this time of loos.
February 5, 2016
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of LaVoy.
Cheryl Olson-Wilbur & Family
February 5, 2016
Heart felt sympathy for your lost, LaVoy was a true patriot, may GOD bless your family.
Tim Kirby
February 5, 2016
Fair winds and following seas LaVoy. The more we watched your interviews, the more we saw a man truly stand not only for his rights and freedom, but everybody's. Not many people do that anymore. May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you and be Gracious to you. May the Lord look on you with favor and give you Peace everlasting.
Huss family
February 5, 2016
go in peace borther
scott davis
February 5, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
Richard & Karen
February 5, 2016
We can take it from here Mr Finicum. Keep an eye out for us from up above and put a good word in for the movement with the Big Guy up there.

Semper Fidelis
Andrew James
February 5, 2016
Sharla Stiles
February 5, 2016
More important than a patriot, more important than a loving father and husband, more important than a loyal friend and man of conviction - he possessed the legacy of faith in Jesus Christ. He has lived a life of faith and shared that with all who knew him - even those who did not know him - like myself. You all are in my prayer.
Paula Nix
February 5, 2016
The more I learn of LaVoy, the more I love him. I am sorry I did not meet this great man in this life. I will continue the fight that this man gave his life for. I will not let this country collapse.
Bryan Wilson
February 5, 2016
From our hearts, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family and all who knew and loved him. As we struggle to make sense of the circumstances of his passing, we will not forget the lives he was committed to improving, continued prayers of peace for you all.

The, Moody Family
Fred Moody
February 5, 2016
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