Lorin George Ransom, age 85, of Bountiful, passed away on March 14, 1998, in Price, Utah.
He was born March 8th, 1913 at Cleveland, Idaho to George A. Ransom and Ava Hopkins Ransom. Lorin spent his youth in southeastern Idaho. He married Flora Benson in the Salt Lake Temple in March, 1937 She preceded him in death in 1984. Lorin married Lula Western, of Bountiful, Utah, in 1985. Lorin has lived in the Salt Lake area since 1982. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held various church positions of responsibility. Lorin loved Scouting and was a registered Scouter for over 45 years. In recognition of his dedication and many years of service he was awarded the Silver Beaver, which he truly valued. Lorin officiated college, high school, and church basketball, football, and baseball for over 20 years throughout Southern Idaho and northern Utah. Lorin served his country in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees during World War II. He was employed at the Naval Ordinance Plant in Pocatello, Idaho, as a fire fighter for 15 years serving as a battalion captain. He worked for the Army Corp of Engineers at Bonneville and The Dalles, Oregon, for 18 years. He was instrumental in developing tour and recreational facilities on the Columbia River. He retired from the Corp of Engineers in 1980.Lorin was preceded in death by his wife Flora, his parents, and his sister, Norma Moser.
He is survived by his wife, Lula, of Bountiful, UT; brothers: Gerald, Boise, ID; Charlie, Sicily; sisters: Elaine Nate, Montpelier, ID; Irita Powell, Baker City, OR; sons: Gene, Denver, CO; Clair, Idaho Falls, ID; Gordon, Centerville, UT; George and Gary, Kennewick, WA; daughter: Lee Ann Lamphiear, Yakima, WA; Lula's sons: Ray Western, Salt Lake City, UT; Jack and Mike Western, Bountiful, UT; Bob Western, Logan, UT; Lula's daughters: JoAnn Mingus, Grand Junction, CO; Kristy Sullivan, Heber City, UT; Karen Berthold, Bountiful, UT; 53 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Lorin loved people and was loved and will be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 11 am at the Bountiful 13th Ward, 1356 N. 650 E., Bountiful, UT. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main, and Wednesday at the church from 10-10:45 am.
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