Saturday, February 14, 2009

A. La Mont Henriksen
May 27, 1931 ~ February 10, 2009
A. La Mont Henriksen, 77, of Lindon, UT passed away on February 10, 2009. He was born May 27, 1931 in Logan, UT son of A.F. Henriksen, Sr. and Leatha Jenks. He grew up in Downey, CA, served a mission in the Northern States Mission, then was drafted and served 2 years in the army in Germany as a company clerk. He married Lula Marie Hilton in 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from BYU with a degree in Sociology, by then he also had a thriving Commercial Construction business. He served in Priesthood leadership positions all their married life—in 5 Bishoprics, and as Bishop, 2 full terms on Stake High Councils, teacher, temple worker, and Patriarch. He wrote 5 books, filled a term on the Lindon City Planning commission and 10 years on the Utah County Draft Board. Together with Lu he served as a Service Missionary at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the Conference Center, and as trainers at the MTC. They also filled a 2 year Mission as Country Directors for LDS Charities in the Philippines, an 18 month mission at Nauvoo and Carthage, IL, and an 18 month mission in the California, Long Beach Mission Office.

He is survived by his wife, Lula Marie, his 7 children and their spouses Bruce (Debany), Russell (Cindy), Dana (Cynthia), Doug (Ashley), Holly (Brad), Heidi (Tobias), Lauriann (Perry), 26 grandchildren and 4 ½ great-grandchildren.

The family is asking that in lieu of sending flowers, well wishers make a donation to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at 12:00 noon in the Lindon Ninth Ward Chapel, 1050 East 100 North, Lindon, UT.

A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, Feb 12, 2009 from 6-8 pm at the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and from 10:45-11:45 am prior to services on Friday. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

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