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Obituary: LaMar Thompson Withers

LaMar Thompson Withers 1925 ~ 2005 LaMar Thompson Withers, 79, passed away in the company of his beloved wife Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in Draper, Utah December 28, 1925 to Richard Thomas Withers and Annie Clara Thompson. Raised in Draper, Utah, he resided in Salt Lake Valley all of his life. He married Elizabeth Burrows January 4, 1946, nearly 60 years ago. He loved traveling, hunting, fishing, boating, camping with friends and family, and wintering in Quartzite, AZ. LaMar was a very talented woodworker making many beautiful clocks that he freely gave away to his family and friends. He lived life to the fullest, was a hard worker, served others, and was a good friend. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grand children and they loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, his three children, Sheila (John) Goostrey of Boise, Idaho; Michael Withers of Las Vegas, Nevada; Debra (Jeff) Brown of Brigham City, Utah; ten grandchildren and six great-grand children. He is also survived by eight brothers and sisters: Calvin (Ruby) Withers, Gordon (Verda) Withers, Daryl Withers, Dona Peterson, Melvin Withers, Ralph (Marian) Withers, Darlene Stansfield, and Iretta (Bart) Thaxton and brother-in-law Richard (Deloris) Burrows. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Dorothy Burrows, sisters-in-law Kathleen Withers, Joyce Withers, Beverly Withers, brothers-in-law Bruce Peterson, Roy Stansfield, and grandson David Mark Goostrey. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26, 2005 at 11 AM at the Crescent 16th Ward, 275 East 10600 South. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, and at the church Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.