Salt Lake City, UT – Lon Harvey Kennard was born on September 18, 1941 to Leonidas H. and Irma Smith Kennard in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He graduated in the first class of Granger High School in 1959. Lon served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the North German mission. When he returned, he attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. Lon joined the army in 1966, attended Officer Candidate School and was in the Chemical Corp. Lon attended Rutgers University where he earned an MBA. Later he got a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from Golden Gate University. Lon worked in the health care and communications fields in marketing and executive positions.
Lon was interested in animals and farming from a young age. He got his first cow at age 13. He was fascinated with different languages and loved to read. Lon listened to all kinds of music.
Lon had a love for serving people and for humanitarian work which he did from 1992-2010. He also enjoyed serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for many years.
He married DeAnna Bangerter on September 4, 1964. They later divorced. Lon is survived by 4 siblings, 12 children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.
Lon passed away on September 1, 2019 at City Creek Post Acute. Services were held on September 5 with interment at the Draper Cemetery on September 7. Lon’s family would like to thank the nursing staff at City Creek Post Acute and Canyon Home Health Care and Hospice for their kind and sensitive care.
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