LaMar W. LeFevre, born March 8, 1926 to Leslie and Flora (Johnson) LeFevre died Nov. 7, 2018, peacefully in his sleep.
LaMar was born in Tropic, Utah. As a young boy he spent his summers out at Deer Range, the family ranch, tending sheep and later cattle. He met his future wife at a school dance in Henryville. Ethel Clarke and LaMar were married on Dec. 6, 1944, while stationed at Vallejo, Calif. They solemnized their marriage in the LDS Logan Temple. They, with their first son, Lynn, attended school at Utah State University. After getting his degree, they moved to Heneryville to take a teaching position and principal position. While in Heneryville, second son Leslie Vee was born. In 1953 the family moved to Hawthorne, he again take a principal’s position with the Mineral County School District, kindergarten through 8th. Their daughter Susan and son Clark were born.
In 1966 LaMar took a position in Carson City with the eight state project Planning Education for the Future. In Oct. 1967 the family relocated to Las Vegas, where LaMar was the state superintendent, in charge of all schools in Southern Nevada. In 1985 LaMar and Ethel moved back to Tropic, Utah and turned their first home into a bed and breakfast, known for their unique pancakes. LaMar and Ethel greeted guests from all over the world. They closed the B&B around 2013 and moved back to Las Vegas, due to health problems. In 2018 they moved into an assisted living facility, in St. George, Utah, until their passing.
Ethel passed in July. LaMar also was preceded in death by his parents: Leslie and Flora; brothers: Ellis, John Lyle, and Russel and sister Leslie Von. He is survived by brothers: Dale, and Reed; sister: Velma and children: Lynn (Karen), Leslie (Dela), Susan (Jon Moody) and Clark (Stacy).
My dad loved to tell stories some true. But in parting any conversation he would always part saying “Happy Trails”. Happy Trails, LaMar.