Our beloved Larry Odell Haslam passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, at the age of 89. He spent his final days in this life doing what he loved most, being surrounded by family.
Born on May 5, 1933, in Lewiston, Utah, Larry is the son of Joseph and Zetta (Marler) Haslam. He was blessed with amazing parents and four wonderful siblings, older brothers, Raymond, ClaVel and Marlan, and younger sister Carol. His first 18 years of life were spent on the farm in Lewiston. A place filled with laughter, hard work, and love.
Larry graduated North Cache High School in 1951 and the family moved to Logan. Larry enrolled at Utah State University and after completing two years of school decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served for three years in the Japan Mission from 1953-1956. His experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and working with the people of Japan would shape his life and the life of his family for decades to come. Larry loved the Japanese people, and he returned many times throughout his life.
After returning to USU in Sept. 1956 he met “the love of his life” in Priscilla Wade from Monroe, Utah. They married in the Manti Temple on June 19, 1957, and spent 65 years working, traveling, and serving together. They welcomed four children into their home, Lisa, Wade, Kent, and Holly. From those children came 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. While Larry loved his children, he really loved his grandchildren.
Larry enjoyed learning and spent his entire career in public education. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USU and a doctorate in education from Idaho State University. He began his career as a teacher at Logan Junior High School and spent one year teaching at Mesa (Ariz.) High School. However, the bulk of his work life was spent in the halls of Logan High School. He first worked as a teacher and then served as assistant principal from 1980 until he retired in 1996. He was proud of Logan High School and sincerely loved the students and the teachers. He had a special gift for making everyone feel important.
Larry was devoted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and had an unwavering testimony of His atonement. He loved serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Larry and Priscilla returned to Japan in 1996 to preside over the Japan Tokyo North Mission and he always enjoyed working and serving in the Logan Temple. He was most happy when he was traveling with Priscilla and his family, working in his garden, spending time outdoors, and simply loving his family. His warm smile, reassuring hugs, and sense of humor will be missed. He cherished his relationships with wonderful neighbors on 1100 North in Logan and with so many friends.
He is survived by his wife and their children Lisa Rohwer, Wade (Lori Mortenson) Haslam, Kent (Holly Huber) Haslam, and Holly (Dan) Johns, along with that energetic and always fun group of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Marlan (Pat) Haslam and sister Carol Lucherini. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Priscilla’s parents Ellis and Bernice Wade, son-in-law Kevin Rohwer, brothers Raymond and ClaVel, sisters-in-law Jackee and Shirley and brother-in-law Raymond Lucherini.
Funeral services are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. Larry’s life will be celebrated with a viewing at the mortuary (34 E. Center St. in Logan) on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Logan Cache Stake Center located at 280 West 1200 North in Logan on Friday, Sept. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m., with burial at the Logan Cemetery.
A broadcast of the funeral services is available via Zoom at (password: Larry) the below link: