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Raymond K Bastian, 93, of Pleasant Grove passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021. He was born July 21, 1927 in St. George, Utah the youngest of twelve children to Lewis Hansen and Elda Pearl Huntsman Bastian.
His family moved to Pleasant Grove when he was young, and he graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. After high school he joined the Navy during WWII and was stationed in Memphis, Tennessee. While on leave, he came home and married his high school sweetheart, Donna Harmison, July 5, 1946 in the Manti Temple. Together they started their family and lived in Tennessee until after the war, then moved back to Pleasant Grove where they raised their six children.
He worked at Geneva Steel and later owned his own businesses.
Raymond and his family served a service mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Samoa in 1966, where he was called to serve as a counselor to the mission president. He also started the first Boy Scout troop in American Samoa. After returning to Pleasant Grove he worked for the church as a mechanical specialist until he retired.
He enjoyed farming, camping, building and remodeling homes and especially spending time with his family.
Raymond enjoyed his service in the church as a bishop, bishop’s counselor, counselor in the stake presidency, along with many other callings.
He is survived by his children: Raymond Kenneth Bastian, Carma Jean (Doug) Crippen, Diane Bastian, Joyce Eckman (Fred Robinson), John Allen (Christina) Bastian and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Donna, his son Arthur, his parents and all of his siblings.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Timpanogos Fourth Ward Chapel, 425 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 am prior to the services. Due to Covid 19 concerns, masks and social distancing are recommended. For those who would like to participate by watching virtually, please follow the link provided above. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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