Lyn Prestwich completed his earthly journey July 30, 2016, at home, attended by his loving family. Born Dec. 1, 1931, in Delta, Utah, to Clarence and Abigail Steele Prestwich, Lyn was the ninth in a family of 12 children – six boys and six girls.
Growing up on a farm in Central Utah, he learned at a very early age how to work hard, to shoulder responsibility and to share. As a youth, Lyn loved sports. He played on all the high school varsity teams and also played football in college for BAC (now SUU).
Lyn had a friendly, outgoing personality. He enjoyed meeting new people, learning from those around him, associating with his many friends and serving others.
Lyn served in the U.S. Army, spending 18 months in Korea. Upon his discharge, he enrolled at Utah State University where he graduated with an MS in agricultural Economics as Valedictorian of the School of Agriculture. Professionally he was always involved in agriculture whether in sales, management or market development.
He loved our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his many church callings included Bishop, Counselor in the District Presidency, High Councilor, seminary teacher, scoutmaster, service missionary at the Bishop’s storehouse, and a temple sealer at both the Atlanta and St. George Temples.
In 1956, Lyn married his sweetheart, Lila Lawrence, in the St. George Temple. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Mark Lynn and DeAnne. Lyn was a special husband and father who dearly loved his family. He was a fun “Papa” and greatly enjoyed his 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Nothing made him happier than a family reunion or gathering.
Lyn is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lila Lawrence; children, Mark (Susan) Prestwich of Marietta, Georgia, DeAnne (Joseph) Bradley of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Nelda Prestwich of Roy, Utah; brother, Leo (Una) Prestwich of Springville, Utah; grandchildren, Kathryn (Brandon) Weaver, David (Rachel) Bradley, James (Stephanie) Prestwich, Laura Bradley, Karalyn Prestwich, Matthew (Caryn) Bradley, Jaclyn Prestwich, Taryn (Brad) Dorius, Emilyn Prestwich, Brittyn Prestwich; and great-grandchildren, Avigail and Collin Weaver.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Calvin, Dale, Erwin, Clarence; and his sisters, Gwen McEvoy, Aza Fears, Lola Lamoreaux, Beth Terry, and Zolet Peterson.
The family wishes to thank Cedar 12th Ward for their years of loving service and support, as well as those who administered medical care and rehabilitation, and Alliance Hospice.
- Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar LDS Rock Church, 75 E. Center Street, Cedar City, Utah.
- A viewing will be held on Friday, August 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary and on Saturday, August 6, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary.
- Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.
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