Dick Sanford Lundell

29 May 1934 - 28 Jul 2006

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Dick Sanford Lundell

29 May 1934 - 28 Jul 2006
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Dick Sanford Lundell (72) of Benjamin, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 27, 2006, while engaged in one of his favorite activities - riding his four wheeler and running his dog, Jenny, in the back fields of Benjamin. Dick was born May 29, 1934, in Benjamin Utah, the last of eight children to Fr
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Dick Sanford Lundell


Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States


June 28, 2011


June 27, 2011

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Dick Sanford Lundell's Obituary

Contributor: crex Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Dick Sanford Lundell (72) of Benjamin, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 27, 2006, while engaged in one of his favorite activities - riding his four wheeler and running his dog, Jenny, in the back fields of Benjamin. Dick was born May 29, 1934, in Benjamin Utah, the last of eight children to Francis Samuel and Christy Caroline Thomas Lundell. He grew up in Benjamin and graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1952, where he enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball, and starred in a high school play. Dick enjoyed dancing at the Arrowhead Resort in Benjamin; and that is, where he met and fell in love with Karen Louise Rasmussen. The romance bloomed and the couple exchanged vows on December 29, 1952. They were later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on July 15, 1954. Dick and Karen settled in Benjamin in the same house where Dick was born, and became the proud and loving parents of six children: Frances (Gary) Hume, Park City; Richard (Barbara) Lundell, Lancaster Ohio; Kevin (Jolene) Lundell, Pleasant Grove; Gary (Leanna) Lundell, Nephi; Tammy (Allen) Gardner, Elk Ridge; and Sheri (Craig) Wilson, Provo. After a short stint as a laborer at the Geneva Steel mill, Dick found employment as a corrections officer at the Utah State Prison, in April, 1962. Dick spent the remainder of his career working at the Prison, where he was well respected by both his colleagues and the offenders, for his honesty, integrity, and commitment. During this time, he also continued his education, one class at a time, and graduated from Weber State College with a Bachelor's degree in Police Science. Dick took an early retirement in 1990 to enjoy life, the great outdoors, his friends and family. Because of his distinguished service, the Board of Corrections honored him after his retirement with the Adult Corrections Award in September, 1992. Dick was proud of, and very involved in, his Benjamin community. He spent many years as a Cub and Boy Scout leader. He especially enjoyed dressing up as Santa Claus and delivering sacks of nuts and candy throughout Benjamin. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing music on a variety of instruments, camping, fishing, gardening, and watching sports. Later, he became fascinated with the prehistoric past of the West Desert and spent many days unearthing fossils and other mineral treasures. He was the gregarious type and loved interacting with people and lived by the motto of "learn something new everyday." Dick is survived by his children; one sister, Donna (Don) Hill, Pittsburgh PA; one brother, Roy (Carol), Spanish Fork; 27 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Betty Lundell, Benjamin; Janice Lundell, Payson; and faithful companions, Jenny and Garfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Kenneth, Fred, Phillip; and two sisters, Peggy Dallin, Mary McTague. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, Utah. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary; and, on Wednesday, August 2, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service being held in the Benjamin Ward church at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Benjamin City Cemetery.

Life timeline of Dick Sanford Lundell

Dick Sanford Lundell was born on 29 May 1934
Dick Sanford Lundell was 6 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Dick Sanford Lundell was 21 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Dick Sanford Lundell was 30 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Dick Sanford Lundell was 43 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Dick Sanford Lundell was 55 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Dick Sanford Lundell was 56 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Dick Sanford Lundell died on 28 Jul 2006 at the age of 72
Grave record for Dick Sanford Lundell (29 May 1934 - 28 Jul 2006), BillionGraves Record 29072 Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States