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Obituary: Richard Leon Homer

1935 ~ 2004

L AYTON, Utah <! >

Richard Leon Homer, 69, passed away at Davis Hospital on October 4, 2004 due to complications of Alzheimers.

He was born April 17, 1935 in Logan, Utah, son of Fredrick Harper Homer and Hortense Christensen Homer. He was raised in Logan where he graduated from Logan High School and attended Utah State University. On August 6, 1954 Richard married Marilyn Chugg in the Logan Temple.

He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Richard loved his country and served in the Air Force Reserves for 30 years.

Richard loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He loved duck hunting, camping, and golfing. He enjoyed western music and being with his family. He was an active member of the Suntrails Ward in Layton. He

served in the scouting program for over 20 years, including several years as scout master. He enjoyed genealogy and family history.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn of Layton; his children, Kevin (Michelle) of Clearfield; LeeAnn (Tom) Carruth of Layton; and Scott (Mechele) of Clinton; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Elaine Whitesides of Roy; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.

Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr. Bruce Burtenshaw and the 3rd floor nursing staff at Davis Hospital and Medical Center; and for the loving care and support given by the staff at Manor Care of Ogden. e-mail condolences to the family at