Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 24, 2013
Boyd L. Blanthorn

Obit Boyd BlanthornBoyd Lucas Blanthorn was born Feb. 19, 1927 in Grouse Creek and passed away Jan. 22 in Grantsville. He was the son of George and Emma Lucas Blanthorn. Boyd married Ouida Nuhn on June 14, 1952 and had three children: Robert Boyd (Marrina) Blanthorn, Clay Nuhn (Vonda) Blanthorn and George Ann (Dale) Erickson. As a boy, Boyd worked on his family’s ranch in Grouse Creek and then went to college at Utah State University where he was a graduate in electrical engineering. He later received a master’s degree in engineering administration from the University of Utah in 1972. Boyd and Ouida made their home in Rush Valley where they raised their family and he worked at Dugway Proving Ground. He was ordained bishop of the Clover Ward in 1958 and served in that capacity for five years. After his retirement from Dugway Proving Ground in March of 1974, the Blanthorns became one of the first residents of Stansbury Park, which at that time was a totally new development in Tooele County. He was the fire chief of the Stansbury Fire Department in 1980 and a trustee in the Stansbury Homeowners’ Association in 1982. In May of that year he was elected Republican chairman of the Stansbury Voting District and was a delegate to that party’s state nomination convention from Tooele County. In his later years, Boyd enjoyed playing golf, gambling, and riding his horse, Casino, in Grouse Creek. Boyd has nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild on the way. Boyd is survived by his wife and children, brother Chester Blanthorn and sister-in-law Barbara (Bobbi) Blanthorn. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Barbara Kubiac and Wanda Blanthorn and brother Brian Blanthorn. Funeral services will be held at the Stansbury Park Stake Center, 417 Benson Road, on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Lake Point Cemetery.

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