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Larry Phillip Stevens died August 10, 2018. He was born to Phil Eugene Stevens and Fern Powell Stevens 24 July 1941 in the upstairs hospital of the old Richfield Commercial & Savings Bank building, located on the NE corner of 100 N Main Street Richfield, UT. He grew up in Richfield and graduated from Richfield High School.
He later graduated from the University of Utah and the University of Utah College of Medicine. He interned at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA. He was a Naval Flight Surgeon in Class 123 and served with VFP 63 stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, CA. There he flew with ‘TOP GUN’ and the other squadrons stationed in ‘FIGHTERTOWN USA’ during the Vietnam War. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Balboa NRMC in San Diego, CA, and he remained on staff there to complete his Naval obligation before he entered private practice at St Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT in 1976. Subsequently, he practiced at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA, Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa, CA, and, for a taste of solo practice, at the UBMC in Roosevelt, UT. He completed his practice of medicine at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ to round out his 40-plus year medical career.
Larry married the beautiful and gifted Janeen Weyland on August 27, 1965. They had two children, a daughter Lareen and a son Sjon, who gave them eight individually-unique and treasured grandchildren. They owned a summer home and property in Sevier County for many years, with frequent visits to their many family members in central and southern Utah. They enjoyed each other and worldwide travel. Their time together was filled with many pleasures and few regrets. Fate granted them a mutual understanding as well as a deep and abiding love that few ever have the good fortune to experience. They were together 48 years before Janeen’s untimely passing on 2 September 2013.
Larry’s interests included travel, photography, computers, architecture, aviation, sailing, business, investing, and playing bridge. His knowledge and skill in physics, mathematics and photography made Diagnostic Radiology an easy career choice. He enjoyed the challenge of medicine and embraced each new technology as it evolved. In 1976 he was the first ultrasonographer with a full year of experience behind him to practice in Salt Lake City. He was at the leading edge of Computerized Tomography scanning (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as they developed around the world. He was a problem solver and never met a problem he didn’t like.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife Janeen, his father Phil, and his mother Fern. He is survived by his brother Kenneth (Kathy), sister Elaine (Edward) Francis, daughter Lareen (Bill) Peters, son Sjon (Linda), and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Nutree LDS Chapel located at 7035 Nutree Dr., Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. His remains will be interred beside Janeen in the Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, UT.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.