BOUNTIFUL — Loren Dean Tolman, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 in Bountiful, Utah.
Dean was born Dec. 20, 1930 in Spring-dale, Idaho. He was the 15th of 16 children born to Cyrus Oakley and Sarah Ann Hunt Tolman. He spent his youth in Burley, Idaho, Southern California and Carey, Idaho. He married Shirley Mae Bartlett, May 29, 1952 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were the parents of 6 children. Shirley passed away September 28, 1982.
Dean enjoyed working and was a plumbing contractor by profession, but service to others was his joy. He loved his family and loved telling stories about his father and his pioneer heritage. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a strong testimony of the Savior.
Dean married Nancy Smith, October 7, 1983. A highlight of their life together was their mission to CA Riverside Mission where he served as the Vehicle Coordinator. He loved those missionaries and they loved him.
He was preceded in death also by his parents, nine brothers and five sisters, and one son-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; one sister, Hazel (Harry) Gambles; his children: Richard (Linda) Tolman, Karla (John) Becker, Peggi Tolman, Kim (Al,deceased) Jones, Gary Tolman, Lisa (Gary) Wood; his step-children, Becky (Grant) Neville-Chavez, Benjamin (Vickie) Smith, Robert ( Zayda) Smith, Beth (Scott) Sherman and James (Chandra) Holstein; and the 29 that call him Grandpa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the Bountiful 36th Ward Chapel, 102 East 1400 South. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Saturday morning 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Graveside services at 3 p.m at the Marion Pioneer Cemetery, Marion, Idaho.
Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com