Franklin Dallimore Obituary (2021) – Ogden, UT
FC Dallimore Jr.
1927 ~ 2021
Franklin Clyde Dallimore, Jr., our sweet, enduring patriarch, peacefully slipped into our Heavenly Father’s arms at the age of 94, surrounded by his family.
Frank was born on March 24, 1927 in Ogden, Utah, to Franklin Clyde Dallimore Sr. and Eva Anderson Dallimore. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1944. Shortly thereafter, Frank joined the US Navy and served as a paramedic at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, where he cared for wounded soldiers from the Pacific region until the end of World War II. He was proud of his service and loved his country.
After returning from the war, Frank graduated from Utah State University, then followed in his father’s footsteps and made dentistry a lifelong profession. He moved to Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School with Honors in 1954. He practiced dentistry in Roy, Utah for 43 years. He was a lifetime member of the Utah Dental Association. Frank loved his patients and was always on call when someone needed help.
In 1962, Frank married the love of his life LuDene Fresh in the Logan Utah Temple. Growing up as an only child, Frank always wanted a house full of children, with all the chaos that followed. His wishes were granted in spades. They were blessed with five children: Mark, John (Kimberly Curtis), Nate (Heather Romney), Elise (Steve Banks), and Joe (Wendy Hurst). His absolute pride and joy were his four sons and his only daughter, his beloved “sister”. Frank loved his family and worked hard to bring them great lives. His very special love was his wife and best friend LuDene, whom he referred to as his queen.
Frank loved playing golf with his sons and friends, gardening, walking thousands of miles in the hills around his house, volunteering at Wasatch Elementary School, and cheering on jazz. He also loved classical music and attended the Utah Symphony. His favorite things to do include freshly squeezed orange juice, bananas, all-bran, and participating in the Ogden Pioneer Day Parade.
Frank was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout his life. He was always reliable and ready to serve.
His almost 60-year-old lover, his five children, their spouses, 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews will miss him very much. Frank was a malevolent man with unwavering integrity, self-discipline, and a wink.
Friends and family can visit the Weber Heights Stake Center, 1401 Country Hills Drive, Ogden on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At his request, the family will hold a private memorial service after his funeral.
Frank’s family would like to thank everyone who loved and cared for him, especially the Hidden Valley Assisted Living staff for being so patient and kind. Special thanks for the loving care from Dan Davis and Inspiration Hospiz. Instead of flowers, the family has asked for a donation on Frank’s behalf to be made to the Humanitarian Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Published by Lindquist Mortuary – Ogden July 23 to July 24, 2021.