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Larry Bushman

Died: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 08, 2020
Location: Sunnyside Cemetery


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 08, 2020
Location: Sunnyside Cemetery


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 STEVENSVILLE, MONTANA – Larry J. Bushman, 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away in peace at home Sunday, August 2, 2020. Larry was born June 30, 1935, in Ogden, Utah to Isabelle Simpson Doyle and Archie Levon Bushman. He was the youngest of four brothers, who have since passed on: Marvin Daniel, Archie (“Bud”) Doyle, and John (“Jack”) Theodore. Larry graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber State College, where he met the love of his life—Rena Lei Nani Caine. The couple were married for eternity on August 14, 1959 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They raised their family of two sons (Brad J. & Bart Caine) and one daughter (Brooke Ann Flynn) in northern Utah, spending 22 years in Pleasant View, Utah, before retiring in Montana in 1993. Nani passed away on Friday, July 7, 2000 from a long illness. Larry loved his family and did all he could to serve and help them in any possible way. They were always in his thoughts and prayers, and benefited from his selfless actions. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, he served as a full-time missionary in the Central States Mission, and spent a good portion of his mission serving people of Tribal Nations in that area. He served in many callings in the Church. His favorite calling was serving in the primary with Nani. His greatest joys included sharing his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthening youth as a Scout Master. Larry helped many boys throughout his community achieve their goals of becoming Eagle Scouts. He also fulfilled a Temple mission with Nani in Saint George, Utah. Larry enjoyed a successful career as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Ogden City Fire Department, and retired as a lifetime member of the Utah State Firefighters Association. Larry was well known for his great talents as a craftsman and builder. He designed and built his family home in Pleasant View, Utah and a second home in Stevensville, Montana for Nani and him. Larry and Nani found great joy in creating personal birthday and holiday gifts for family and friends, which will be passed down to loved ones for generations. They combined their respective talents. Larry did woodwork and Nani did amazing tole-painting. Both Larry and Nani were deeply loved by many. Services for Larry J. Bushman will be graveside Saturday, August 8, 2020. The family will be at Sunnyside Cemetery on 3-Mile Road in Stevensville at 10:00 a.m. to receive friends. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow as this great man is laid to rest next to his beloved wife and sweetheart, Lei Nani. The Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville is in charge of arrangements.

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Betty M Bushman
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Betty M. Bushman.

All our love in memory of our dear brother and uncle! Family of John and Betty Bushman -- John, Keith, Glen, Ann, Joy, and Rees and families


Katie Sutherlin
   Posted Wed August 05, 2020
Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs.

Carol Stewart
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Dear Bushman family, a sad parting for all of you with a wonderful dad, but oh, the reunion he must be having with our beloved LeiNani. So pleased about his write up in the Standard Examiner so we could read about him.

As former neighbors and always friends, how we have missed our Boughton Street in Ogden association with them. We shared a duplex for some special years watching our children grow up. When they moved to Pleasant View, that association never ended. We shared a last meal at Maddox before they moved to Montana to be with Brooke.

No two people could ever have been more treasured than those two. How I remember the darling murals that Nani would draw on the windows for Brad and Bart. Recently I have been writing my history and loved pulling out a photo of the two of us sliding down the hill in the back in a plastic boat laughing all the time.

Know that Larry took such wonderful care of Nani before she passed. Did have some moments to talk with him on the phone. Will be forever grateful that Brad and his family have shared a Christmas letter almost every year so we have watched his family grow up.
Thanks Brad for being such a support in sending me photos of my dear brother, Joe Christensen's grave at Iowa State some 21 years ago.

May the Lord bless each of you, don't forget us ever please because we will always cherish the love that we have had for the Bushman family. Call us at 801 546-0717 anytime or better still, come SEE us if ever you come our way. Our door is always open.

Love, Carol and Gary Stewart


Ashley Bushman
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
I have the most incredible Dad! The person my Dad is today is because he grew up with a great Christlike teacher, his Dad and my Grandpa Larry. I am so blessed for the wonderful person my Grandpa is. He is loving, hardworking, and spreads the light of Christ wherever he goes. With his footsteps to help guide, my Dad grew up strong in the gospel, always striving to do what is right. I am thankful for the Dad I was blessed with because I now have his strong footprints to guide me because of the legacy that Grandpa Larry left for his family.

I am so happy that families get to be together forever, Grandpa. I am looking forward to seeing you again, and to talk about all the books you have read! Until then, enjoy spending time with Grandma Nani and your pups, doing what you do best, spreading the light of Christ. I love you so much!

Love your Granddaughter,
Ashley Bushman


Terry Tatton
   Posted Sat August 15, 2020
What a beautiful obituary. I didn't met your mom but heard of their great love. Sure his presence will be missed. Every time I met your Dad he was kind and attentive. Good man.
Sincerely, Terry Tatton


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