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Obituary: Rollen LaMond Waters

Rollen LaMond Waters

Bountiful, Utah

Our loving, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Rollen LaMond Waters, age 81, passed away peacefully, October 20, 2007 in Bountiful, Utah. LaMond was born September 2, 1926 to Mark Roland and Maude Lyverda Baierline Waters. He married Rosemary Wood, April 24, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, December 4, 1963.

He was a veteran of the US Army in World War II, advancing to the rank of Staff Sgt. over the motor pool, stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. LaMond was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was involved in all phases of scouting, and many different quorum responsibilities.

He graduated from West High School, attended Utah State University with training in mechanics for airplanes and motor vehicles. LaMond attended classes at the University of Utah in geology. He had a great love of the mining and milling industry. He chose this as his career, being owner and operator of Pioneer Equipment Company for 30 years, mining especially in the areas dearest to his heart, such as the San Raphael Swell, Fool Hen by the Salmon River, and Wells Nevada. He loved all outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, boating at Lake Powell, geology and mining.

He is survived by his wife Rosemary, a son Randall LaMond Waters, Saratoga Springs; three daughters, Kathleen (Ivan) Erskine, Vernal; Karen Eleanor (Clifford) Cole, Tooele; Marilyn (Randy) Shankula, St. George; 23 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one brother Allen B. Waters, Draper and three sisters, Dorisa Horton, Salem; Janice Sommercorn, West Jordan and Renee Elder, Providence.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Darrell and Ronald and sister Sharon Elder.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Bountiful 16th Ward Chapel, 720 E. 550. Friends may call Wednesday, October 24th, from 6-8 pm at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. and Thursday 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery, with military honors.

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