More detail on this person: BOUNTIFUL--Lauren Delos Buford, our devoted husband and father, age
62, returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 8, 1999 after a brave battle with
cancer. He was surrounded by friends and loved ones.
He was born April 1, 1937, in Kansas City, MO., the son of Hayden Lewis and Ruth Marie Cracraft Buford of Redding, CA. He was sealed for all time and eternity to his sweetheart, Sharon LaRee Parsons on August 26, 1960 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple.
Lauren is survived by his wife; five children: L. Troy (Marylynne) Buford, Mark Buford, Shauna (Ray) Maxwell, Heather M. Porter, and Shannon (Brent) Rose; a sister, Chloe Gradolph; 14 grandchildren, and his parents.
Lauren attended Analy High School of Sebastopol, CA., and later graduated from Emery Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL., with a degree in flight technology. He also served a lengthy military career, commencing in February 1955 until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel on December 1, 1988. Lauren functioned as a dual rated aviator in the aircraft maintenance field. He took great pride serving with the soldiers of the U.S. Army, as he served two tours to Vietnam. Lauren was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many positions of responsibility and loved serving his Heavenly Father and his fellow men.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the Bountiful Heights Ward, 1000 East 165 South. There will be a viewing on the evening of Friday, September 10, 1999 from 7-9 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and again Saturday, the 11th, at the ward one hour prior to the services. Interment-Lakeivew Memorial Estates.
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