LaMar Eugene Poulson, 86, passed away June 16, 2017. LaMar was born September 18, 1930, in Southgate, California, to Wilford LaMar and Leona Maze Poulson. He moved to Burbank, California, when he was 16 years old and graduated from Burbank High School in 1949.
LaMar was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission to the Hawaiian Islands from 1950-1952.
LaMar served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was based out of Camp Hanford in Richland, Washington.
LaMar married Betty Jo Stinson in the St. George LDS Temple on June 26, 1954. He worked in the aerospace and defense industry doing inspections and quality control for 37 years. He and Betty raised three children in Burbank, California, before retiring and moving to Mesa, Arizona, in 1996.
LaMar loved family, sports, electronics, traveling, family history, and building and repairing things with his own two hands. He was always happy to give service to anyone who had a need. If he didn’t know how to repair something, he would research it until he could figure it out.
LaMar was a faithful husband, wise father, fun and loving grandfather, thoughtful brother and loyal friend. He lived a life of service to his family, friends, church and community.
He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Brian) Baur, Cottonwood, Arizona; son, Keith (Deidrea) Loveland, Colorado; and son, Kirk (Rochelle) Gilbert, Arizona, seven grandchildren; Shanell, Derek, Brittany, Trevor, Brooke, McKinna and Karigan and 3 great-granddaughters; Meadow, Holland and Brooklyn. Also surviving are his brothers, Douglas (Laura), San Tan Valley, Arizona, Victor (Gloria), Mesa, Arizona, and Richard (Patty), Burbank, California.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00am Monday, June 26, at the LDS Church, 3025 S. Hawes Road, Mesa, Arizona. The family will receive friends and relatives 30 minutes prior to services. Interment will follow at San Tan Memorial Gardens.