Lorin Willis Casper, 84
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Lorin Willis Casper, 84, died on Dec. 21, 2012 in St. George, Utah.
He was born on May 8, 1928 in Driggs to Willard James Casper and Delis Stevens. He was married to Dorothy Jean Small in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Oct. 26, 1949. This past October, they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Lorin was born and raised in Driggs. He attended Teton High School where he was the student body president and a champion boxer.
He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, assigned to the Southern States Mission. He later attended Ricks College and Utah State.
After Lorin and Dorothy married, they lived on a farm about three miles outside of Driggs where they raised their four children, and Lorin ran a dairy farm/ranch with his dad. In 1976, Lorin and Dorothy moved with their two sons still at home to Pingree where Lorin continued to run a dairy farm/ranch. Later, Lorin retired from farming and ranching, and became a successful grain buyer for General Mills. In 1995, Lorin and Dorothy moved to St. George, Utah, where Lorin continued for a time to work as a grain buyer and later worked for a local title company.
Lorin and Dorothy enjoyed traveling together. Two trips they especially enjoyed were a church history trip back east and a pre-50th wedding anniversary trip to Hawaii.
Lorin was an avid golfer and fisherman. He enjoyed golfing with his sons and his friends, and, when the St. George heat had others flagging, Lorin was still going strong.
Lorin bought a small fishing boat, and he and Dorothy would often go fishing together. Lorin's job was to catch the fish. Dorothy's was to clean and cook them.
Lorin was a valiant member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many leadership callings, and was a diligent home teacher, giving loving watch care to the families he was assigned. One of Lorin's favorite church service opportunities, though, was in the St. George LDS Temple, where he and Dorothy served a temple mission for a number of years under President Kenneth R. Metcalf.
Lorin Casper lived a good life, and was successful in many ways. But the things that defined him were his church and his family. He was a man of God and a family man. He was a devoted son, a faithful and loving husband, and a great dad.
Lorin is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his four children, Lorin Willis Casper, Jr., Vicki Casper Spackman, John Trent Casper, and Jared Bill Casper; 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Veyo LDS Ward Chapel,176 East Center Street, Veyo, Utah. A visitation will be Thursday prior to services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the chapel.
Interment will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Alta, Wyo., Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.