Paul Roy LaMont

February 23, 1941 — May 2, 2024

Hyde Park

Paul Roy LaMont

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Paul Roy LaMont

 

Born on February 23, 1941, in Logan, Utah, to Andrew DeVere LaMont and Nora Hutchison LaMont, Paul Roy LaMont returned home to his Father in Heaven and loving wife Barbara on May 2, 2024. Dad had five siblings: DeNora (Job Miller), Dorothy (Larry) Harris, Gordon (Dolores) LaMont, Villa (Larry) Craig, and Vickey (Lowell) Leiser.

 

He attended schools in Logan City and loved sports, hunting, fishing, fast cars, and pretty girls. His “John Wayne” attitude made him the toughest kid on the block. Most summers were spent in Buhl, Idaho working on the farm with his Hutchison cousins (his second family). He treasured those relationships and all the farm-boy shenanigans that went with them.

 

Shortly after graduating from Logan High School, Dad enlisted in the Navy where he quickly advanced to the rank of First-Class Petty Officer as a Sonarman on a destroyer ship, the USS Preston. He was instrumental in the success of Operation Dominique in the South Pacific for which he received the Atomic Veterans Medal in 2023. 

 

While on leave he met Barbara Ellen Barlow (Rusty). They were married in Hawaii in 1961. They lived a fast-moving life seeking thrills and happiness with friends and family. If you wanted your party to be fun, you invited Paul and Rusty.

 

After Dad’s active-duty service, they settled in Murray, Utah. Mom and Dad loved horseback riding, both in the mountains and in competition. He was a member of the Salt Lake County Mounted Posse. Always John Wayne!

 

They moved to Clarkston in 1971 where they raised their family of five children. Dad managed the Big O Tire store in Logan while serving as the Clarkston Constable and a volunteer for Logan City Police.

 

After graduating from the Police Academy, he was hired by the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. In 1979, Dad was hired as North Logan Chief of Police and moved the family to Hyde Park. He was instrumental in creating the North Park Police Department a few years after. He retired after 15 years with North Park PD and became a fire marshal at Utah State University.

 

Altogether, dad logged 43 years of emergency service work, including the Navy and various law enforcement roles.

 

He also coached youth football and wrestling and was president of the Sky View High School Booster Club where he managed to raise enough money to put lights on the football field. Paul started the North Logan Volunteer Fire Department with donated money and equipment. His passion to serve included serving in the LDS church in various capacities including temple assignments in his later years. “Grandpa Paul” will mostly be remembered by his devotion to neighbors, friends, relatives, and strangers. Everyone that knew him could count on him to lend a helping hand.

 

Mom and dad were sealed in the Logan Temple on May 4, 1970. His hardest day was when Mom died in April of 1998. Dad found another family to raise when he married Mary Peters (later divorced). He loves the Peters children as if they were his own, often going over and above the call of duty. Many of their children still call him grandpa.

 

The last 12 years of his life were spent with Connie Nielsen from Paradise. She stayed with him throughout the devastating effects of cancer. Connie took care of him right to the end. We will be forever grateful for her love and devotion. Paul enjoyed working on Connie’s farm and loving her 12 children and grandchildren.

 

It isn’t possible to get an accurate count of the people who considered Paul as family. Local youth athletes, hundreds of children, people he arrested, those he let live with him, neighborhood kids, etc. He made a difference in this world and he will be missed. 



Survived by his children Theresa “Terrie” Curtis (Jeff), Tamra Kendrick, (Corey), Craig LaMont (Diane), and Tom LaMont (Brenda), 45 grandchildren/spouses and 52 great grandchildren, sisters Villa Craig, Vickey (Lowell) Leiser and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara, daughter Tonya LaMont Fife, his parents and siblings (DeNora, Dorothy, Gordon).

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 13, at the

Hyde Park LDS Chapel on Center Street.

Viewing 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   

Funeral 1:00 p.m.

Interment thereafter @ Hyde Park Cemetery

including a Military/Law Enforcement Tribute 

 

We would like to mention a special thank you to the Dan Gyllenskog Veterans Resource Center, The Gossner Cancer Center, the Logan Regional Hospital Sports Performance, the Bristol Hospice group, Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home, and especially his beloved North Park 7th Ward family.

 

In lieu of flowers, Paul would prefer donations to any of the above-mentioned groups. 

Thank you for your kindness.


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Monday, May 13, 2024

10:00am - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

Hyde Park LDS Chapel (65 E Center St)

65 E Center St, Hyde Park, UT 84318

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Hyde Park LDS Chapel (65 E Center St)

65 E Center St, Hyde Park, UT 84318

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Monday, May 13, 2024

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