Alvin Dean Kilmer



(July 7, 1936 - December 23, 2014)


The Lusk Herald
January 14, 2015



Alvin Dean Kilmer was born on the Lazy K Diamond ranch in a two room tar paper house July 7, 1936 near Lusk, Wyoming to Clarence and Ella Kilmer the youngest of their four children. Alvin died December 23, 2014 in Salt Lake City Utah with his family by his side.

Alvin was educated in Lusk, Wyoming, attending Lusk Elementary, Lusk High School class of 1954, and University of Wyoming class of 1960 where he graduated with Honors. He also completed his Graduate studies at Brigham Young University graduating cum-laude in 1976 with a Masters degree in Agri-Business.

Alvin worked for the University of Nevada-Reno, University of Montana, and University of California-Davis as an extension agent. He spent many years working with the youth in the 4-H program. He also owned and operated his own alfalfa hay and dairy operation in Lund, Nevada. In 1976 he went to work for First Security Bank as the agricultural representative and assistant vice president and retired in 1998. After retirement he and his wife operated the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast in Manti, Utah.

Alvin married Mattie Jean Gardner on October 12, 1961 in Lund, Nevada. They are the parents of five children: Michael Dean, Todd Kogan, Robert Everett, Christopher Ted, and Tiffani Fay.

Alvin spent his free time with family and friends camping, hunting, fishing and just enjoying the out of doors. His family was the most important thing in life to him and he loved to spend his time with his 16 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons: Colby Dean and Kogan Alvin. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mattie Jean; brothers: Everett, Lusk, Wyoming; and Robert, Valentine, Nebraska; sister, Marie Henthorne, Casper, Wyoming; and children: Michael, Manti; Todd (Miriam), Payson; Robert (CoyAnn), Morgan; Christopher (Karen), Payson; and Tiffani (Richard), Orem.

Alvin was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings including branch president and counselor in three bishoprics. He also served a mission as a temple worker where he served in the Manti Temple until the time of his death.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Manti LDS Stake Center, 555 East Union Street Manti. Interment was at the Lund Pioneer Cemetery, December 31, 2014 at 2:00pm in Lund, Nevada. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com








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