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Fred R. Homer

Frederick Raymond Homer 5/31/1926~9/10/2005 Frederick Raymond Homer, 79, husband, father, grandfather, patriot, servant, and friend, died peacefully at home of natural causes, on September 10, 2005. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho May 31, 1926, the eldest son of Alfred Raymond Homer and Delva Haycock Homer, he spent much of his youth working on a fox farm near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 16 he attended his first year of college at Brigham Young University. Stirred by the events at Pearl Harbor, in 1943, Fred enlisted in the United States Navy as a medic assistant and fought during World War II, on the Battleship U. S. S. New York. His enlistment lasted three years. On September 25, 1948, he married the beautiful girl from his chemistry class, LeNila Young, and they graduated together in 1951, from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Fred touched lives as a neighborhood pharmacist, Utah Pharmaceutical Association President, Utah Board of Pharmacy Chairman, University of Utah Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy, Foothill Kiwanis Club President, and recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award, from the American Pharmaceutical Association. Fred loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and the opportunities it afforded to bless others, including service in bishoprics, branch presidencies, home teaching assignments, high councils, temples, and on two full time missions with his sweetheart, in Los Angeles and Nauvoo. Fred loved graciously, not only his family but others in need of a father, confidant, or friend. His Porter's Fork cabin, reading "Scrooge," Herman the Dachshund, Fairview, University of Utah games, and church books, were important to Fred. His passion, however, was his family, especially its heart and soul-Fred's eternal companion LeNila. Fred's motto: "Whatever you say, dear." Fred's wife, Phyllis LeNila, survives him, along with four children: Cynthia Lynn (Conan) Grames, Draper, Utah; Julia Ann (Norman) Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah; John Raymond (Barbara) Homer, Holladay, Utah; and David Paul (Nancy) Homer, Melbourne, Australia; twenty-one grandchildren, and four great grand-grandchildren (one of whom is baby Fred). Services will be held Friday, September 16, 2005, at 11:00 a.m., at the Foothill 7th Ward chapel, at 2214 Roosevelt Avenue (2200 East and 1450 South) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call on Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City, Utah, from 6-8 p.m., or one hour before the service on Friday at the Ward. Interment will be on Friday afternoon at the Fairview City Cemetery. Online guest book available at www.russonmortuary.com

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