Our beloved husband, father, and friend, Kenneth John LeCheminant, Sr., has passed from our sight. He died peacefully in Lindon, Utah on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at age 89 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for some time. One of four brothers, he was born in Ocean Park, California, on August 26th, 1922. He was married to Ida Mary Boreham in 1942, and they had four children. After a divorce, he married Gertrude Overson in 1966, and they had one daughter. Long-time residents of Glendale, California, they lived there until retirement in 1991, when they moved to Orem, Utah. After Gertrude’s passing in 2001, he married Carma Golding, from Orem.
He served in the U.S. Navyduring World War II from September 1942 to October 1945. During that time he was an aviation machinist aboard the aircraft carrier U.S. Enterprise. After his honorable discharge from military service, he worked as an automotive mechanic until his retirement. During his lifetime he was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. He had an abiding testimony in Jesus Christ and gave much of his time in service to others.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Wallace and Alice Woodhouse LeCheminant, and three brothers, Wallace Wayne, William Glendon, and Keith George LeCheminant. He is also preceded in death by his son, Wayne Wallace LeCheminant. He is survived by his wife, Carma LeCheminant and her four children, Barton, Amy, Robyn, and Enoch; his sons, Kenneth John, Jr., and Marvin Sherwood LeCheminant; and his daughters, Mary Alice LeCheminant Merez and Michelle Karlinsey. He is also survived by his four step-daughters, Lorraine Cachet, Sue Thompson, Joleen Law, and Karen Harrison, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 11a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Windsor 6th Ward chapel, 115 East 1600 North in Orem, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services at the Ward building. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com.