Graveside services will be Thursday for Lon R. Richardson, 82, a Salt Lake advertising executive and civic leader, who has died of cancer.
Mr. Richardson died at his Salt Lake home on May 15, 1989.Mr. Richardson served as president and chief executive officer of Gillham Advertising Inc. In 1976, he was presented the Utah Advertising Federation's prestigious Silver Medal Award.
During World War II, Mr. Richardson served with the Petroleum Administration for War in Washington, D.C. He was a former sports editor for the Salt Lake Telegram.
He was a member of numerous community and charity organizations, including the Salt Lake Rotary Club, Alta Club, Salt Lake Country Club, Flat Rock Club, New State Duck Club, the Public Relations Society of America and the Utah Advertising Federation.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Salt Lake Cemetery, at the corner of Grand and Cypress.