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Subject: Lawrence C. Bascom (1924-2005) Obit
Date: 26 Sep 2005 20:43:02 -0600

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Surnames: Bascom, Rasmussen, Haws
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Lawrence C. Bascom, our loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with his loved ones around him on Dec. 14, 2004. He was born May 12, 1924 in Sunnyside, Utah to Ira Kimbell and Alice Rasmussen Bascom. Lawrence grew up in Vernal and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He returned home and married Venna Haws in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in March 1946. They lived in Vernal for several years and then moved to the Salt Lake area and resided there the rest of their lives.

He was active in the LDS Church and was always willing to help his neighbors and friends. Lawrence was a brick mason and had built many homes in Salt Lake County. He worked on the LDS Church Office Building, the University Club building and many others.

Survivors include: wife, Venna; daughters, Caralee Jeppson (Charles), Susan Kay Kendall (Stephen), Colleen Taylor (Don), Nancy Drake (Tom); sons, Kim, Lynn (Tanya); 30 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Elvyn; also nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the Midvale 8th Ward, 8350 So. Jackson St. (250 West). Friends called at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Friday from 6-8 p.m. or Saturday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment was at Elysian Burial Gardens.

Published in the Vernal Express Dec 22, 2004

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