[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Beloved father, son, husband and grandfather Larry Freeman Dickinson passed away at his home surrounded by his children, Theresa Horning, Rachel Ross and Bill Duran.

Larry was born to Freeman Smith Dickinson and Emily Lavee Jackson Dickinson on November 26, 1942, in Richfield, Utah. He married Sheila Rae Guire on May 6, 1967. Upon this union, they were blessed with twin girls, Theresa Joyce and Rachel Emily Dickinson. Through the years, he adopted and loved very much his sons Bill Duran and Wes Shultz, and another daughter, Beth Wilcox.

During his 72 years of life, he was a hunter, fisherman, miner and jack of all trades. There was nothing he wouldn’t and couldn’t do. In 2008, he lost the love of his life, Sheila Rae Dickinson. He spent the last of his years living in the home they shared together in La Sal, Utah. He loved to tell stories of his childhood and many quotes of Mark Twain. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his daughters Theresa (Bob) Horning and Rachel (Kent) Ross; aunt Ludeen Teeples; and sister-in-law Billie Jo (Dale) Wilson. He is also survived by his adopted children, Bill Duran, Wes (Mandy) Shultz, and Beth (Curtis) Wilcox; grandchildren Audren (Hannah) Adams, Cody (Brittni) Adams, Marcy (Zack) Mason, Colt (Kelsi) Jarrett, Brittney (Wade) Shepherd, Tyler (Justina) Tucker, Trevor Tucker, Anthony Denton, Nathaniel Duran and Lauretta Duran; and by eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Sheila Rae Dickinson; father Freeman Smith Dickinson, mother Emily Lavee Jackson Dickinson, and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, November 3, at the Spanish Valley Mortuary. Upon Larry’s request, he will be cremated and buried next to his love at the La Sal cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com at a later date.