02-02-2018 - Classmate Larry Hellstrom passed away on January 21, 2018
Lawrence "Larry" Hellstrom (1949~2018)
Larry was very creative, and his abilities emerged early in his life. He was excellent at drawing, watercolors and oils but his true love was ceramics. He won First Place at the Utah State Fair for Creative Arts in Ceramics (2017). He was a founding member, along with his siblings, of the Salt Lake Acting Company under the creative genius of Ed Gryska. Among his starring roles were Berger in Hair, Judasin Godspell, and Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes. He also had a starring role in The Meaning of Ernest.
Larry began his career as a flight attendant with Western Airlines and subsequently with Delta Airlines and stayed with the industry until his retirement. Through his travels he was able to exploit his adventurous self by skiing in the Alps, climbing the ancient pyramids of Mexico and surfing in Hawaii. He shared many of these experiences with his parents and friends. No matter where he traveled he immersed himself into the culture and made many friends; this enriched his already tolerant view of humankind.
Nature had an extreme effect on Larry. He was happiest when he was hiking the trails in Southern Utah or the Cottonwood Canyons. He also enjoyed biking, roller skating, skiing and swimming. Along with his love of nature was a love of animals and felt very strongly about saving animals in the shelters. He donated to several shelters in Utah.
In 1997 Larry and C. Carlson wrote and published a cookbook entitled Inquiring Cuisine, “…based on gossip, rumor, make-believe and wishful thinking.” Even though it was a parody, all recipes were tested by Larry and as a result, he became an excellent chef and enjoyed sharing his culinary skills with family and friends.
Larry was kind, wickedly funny and intuitive. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Parents Gordon A. and Mary Jane Hellstrom; Brother Gordon P. Hellstom and his wife Lucille; Sister Dr. Candace Hellstrom-Kinder and husband Dave Kinder; Sister Claudia Hellstrom; Dr. Mike Sullivan, Ana Sullivan and their children, Miles and Maya; Nephews Corey and Tracy. Preceded in death by Nephew Jeff.
Services will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Unitarian Church (569 S 1300 E, SLC, UT 84101). The chapel will open at 9:00 a.m., Service at 10:00 a.m. and reception afterwards in the room adjacent to the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Best Friends Animal Shelter (BFAS).
09-05-2017 - Classmate Stan Johnson passed away July 7, 2017
Stanley Paul Johnson (1948 ~ 2017)
Stanley passed away early Friday morning from medical complications. He was 68 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Patricia Johnson, and is survived by three brothers: David (Sally) Johnson, Chris (Mona Lampropoulos) Johnson, and Kelly Johnson. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews (Erin Stein, Illa Johnson, Chase Johnson, and Peter Johnson), Aunt Lila Felts, and many cousins along with a few special friends (you know who you are). Stanley enjoyed a long career with Otto Walker Architects and loved skiing, golfing, and other adventures with friends. He played golf almost every Sunday with his brothers, always adorning his signature pink shorts. Stanley will be deeply missed. Hang onto your precious memories and raise a glass for him.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on JulyÂ 9,Â 2017
07-09-2017 - Classmate Paul M. Clark Passed Away June 29, 2017
Obituary for Paul M. Clark
Paul M. Clark died Thursday, June 29, 2017 due to cancer. He was born in Holladay, Utah on October 12, 1948 to Frank M. and Thelma Hoggan Clark.
Paul spent his youth working on the family farm where he learned: You have responsibilities; you get the job done no matter what; and you don't complain.
He loved hunting ducks and bucks with his family and friends. He was highly respected as a pitcher or catcher in Little League, American Legion, High School (Olympus High) and college baseball (Weber State Univ). In 1968, he joined and served six years in the US Navy. After crossing the equator aboard the USS Long Beach, he was initiated and honored into King Neptune's worthy order of trusty Shellbacks. His longest assignment was aboard the USS Providence where he received commendations for his bravery and leadership in combat conditions. In 1974 he resumed his career with Utah Power & Light, retiring with 40 years.
He is survived by his children, Monica Clark (Shawn) and Alex Clark (Tara); grandsons Tate and Thomas Clark; brother, Richard J. (Karren) Clark and sister, Sue Marie (Tony) Scallion; former wife and mother of their children, Shauna Alcorn; former wife, Pat Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved brother, Jeffery Clark and nephew Christopher Clark.
A gathering and visitation to celebrate Paul's life will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park Chapel with military honors being presented at 3:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Veterans of Foreign War or a charity of your choice.