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Obituary: Richard P. Haslam

Richard P. Haslam


Richard Philip "Has" Haslam was born May 8, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Richard Brevant and Margurette Price Haslam and died October 11, 2007 at his home in St. George, Utah. He married Patti Lou Carstensen on August 8, 1952 in Central Valley, Utah."Has" graduated from Utah State University in 1951 with his Bachelor of Science degree. After their marriage, they moved to Fillmore, Utah, where he began his teaching career at Fillmore High School. He was drafted in 1953 and served in the United States Army before moving to Richfield, Utah, to teach in the elementary school and later at Richfield High School. "Has" produced and directed many school and community plays and musicals in the Sevier Valley. In 1967 he, Patti and the family moved to Ephraim, Utah, to teach theater at Snow College where he spent 23 years with the Theater department, serving many years as the department head.

In 1973, he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Utah State University and became a full Professor at Snow College.

"Has" retired from Snow in the early 1990's and he and Patti moved to the warm St. George area where he enjoyed working and playing on his computer and helping many family and friends enjoy their computers as well. In 2005, Snow College named their new Black Box Theatre in "Has" and Patti's honor. Over the years "Has" influenced many and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of St. George; four sons, Richard Price (Susan) Haslam, Orem, Ut; Philip C (Marlene) Haslam, Enoch, Ut; Lew Brevant (Kathy) Haslam, Cedar City, Ut; and Marc Lynn (Andrea) Haslam, Payson, Ut. 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive him.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the Magleby Mortuary Chapel, 50 S. 100 W. in Richfield. Friends and family may call at the Magleby Mortuary on Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m. and again at the mortuary Wednesday 9:30-10:30 a.m prior to the services. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery. Online guest book