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Lynn R Sleight of Duchesne, passed away at the Uintah Basin Medical Center at the age of 87 on July 13, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Lynn was born on February 5, 1934 along with his identical twin brother, Loren F. Sleight to Roscoe Kelsey and Julia Elise Rohner Sleight at home in Ovid, Idaho.
Lynn graduated from Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho. He served in the United States Army. He married Alice Marie Rawlings of Vineyard, Utah in Utah County on August 10, 1961 in the Logan Temple. She died May 13, 2013.
Lynn loved his career as a Federal Employee working for the Bureau of Reclamation for 39 years. He loved the opportunity to work in the outdoors as a surveyor. Lynn and Marie were the first hosts at the Upper Stillwater Campground.
Lynn and Marie served in the Provo Utah Temple. They also were temple extractors and coordinators.
Lynn loved doing humanitarian projects, canning, fishing, hunting, camping, record keeping, watching the Jazz play, listening to music, reading the scriptures, and riding motorcycles. He owned eleven different motorcycles, including, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and his favorite, Hondas. He calculated his mileage and estimated that he had driven around the United States four times. The majority of the miles were with his family riding in the mountains. He loved life and kept a daily journal for 70 years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various positions, and his favorite calling was being a home teacher. He was a devoted care giver for 25 years while Marie endured the challenges of Parkinson’s disease.
Some of Lynn’s greatest joys were being a twin and being with his family. Lots of memories were created and shared while camping with his family and spending time around the campfire.
He is survived by an older brother, Grant Sleight, Montpelier, Idaho; his twin brother, Loren (Wilma) Sleight, Orem; children, Jerry Lynn (Tammie) Sleight , Roosevelt; Steven Sleight, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Reed J (Stacy) Sleight, Vernal, Utah; Julie Marie Sleight, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Jody (Natasha) Sleight, American Fork, and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia Elsie Rohner and Roscoe Kelsey Sleight, sisters-in-law, Nelda Shepherd Sleight, Colleen Rawlings Raven and Janice Rawlings Harrison.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Duchesne 1st and 3rd Ward Chapel, 130 S 300 E, Duchesne, with viewing at the church on Sunday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Military Honors will presented after the funeral in Duchesne.
Burial will be in the Ovid Idaho Cemetery on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.