It saddens me deeply to have to write that the most amazing husband, father and grandfather was taken from us far too soon. He was always loving, kind, humorous, generous and the most positive person you could ever meet.  He joined the Air Force in 1965 and met the love of his life in 1968 while stationed at Cigli Air Force base in Turkey.  They married at Offutt Air Force Base on June 2, 1969. Mom and Dad enjoyed their adventure of traveling to different bases and countries during his service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing while stationed in Alaska. After retiring from the Air Force in 1985, Dad received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. We then relocated to Utah in 1987.  Dad worked for the University of Utah as Assistant Director of Residential Living from 1988-2003. During that time he helped to oversee the building of the Olympic Village.  Leaving the University he worked for P.C. Evergreen Construction, building student housing. At that time he and mom fulfilled a life long dream of building their retirement home where they have lived since 2007. In 2007 Dad went to work for Salt Lake County. After retiring from there, he enjoyed seeking out and selling old car parts while restoring different vehicles of his own. He enjoyed playing cards at the senior center and having coffee with old/new friends.  He loved antiques of all kinds, especially clocks.  He loved his black powder shoots with his mountain man brothers and sisters. 

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Dad will be missed by many and is loved greatly.

Please take the time to share any story you have with Dad in the guest book. We would love to hear how he touched your life, the same way he touched ours.

He is survived by his wife, son Ted Jr., daughter Michelle ( Kelly ), four grandsons, sister Claire, brothers Roger and Jack, brother-in-law Mike (Barbie) and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date as per his request.

Life Story Info


Patricia Lazenby

Post Date

Jan 28, 2020

Personal Info


Beverly, Massachusetts, United States


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death






Religion and Beliefs




Military Affiliation

  • Air Force


  • Vietnam War


Democratic Party

Worked For

  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake County


  • Master's
    University Of North Dakota
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