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A. DeLand Lainhart

May 20, 1941 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

A. DeLand Lainhart Obituary

Allen DeLand Lainhart was born 20 May 1941 in Afton, Wyoming the fourth child and oldest son
of Audry Hunsaker Lainhart and Boyd Lainhart. His siblings were Vada, Vola, Vatia, Boyd R, Mary Ann,
Genevieve, Sherman, Dorthy, Larry, Laura, and Amanda. Vada, Vola, Boyd R, and Sherman preceded
him in death. DeLand Passed from this life at his home in Thayne on 01/07/2024 after contracting
cancer.
DeLand was educated in the Star Valley school system, attending Osmond Elementary, 1 st
through 8 th grades, and Star Valley High School, graduating in 1958. He joined the US Navy in 1959 and
served there until May of 1962. During this time he served a 7 month deployment to Sasebo, Japan.
After his discharge from the navy, DeLand obtained employment with IBM and remained with
them until his retirement in 1995. After his retirement he worked 5 years for New York Life, fully
retiring in January 2000.
He married Juanita Condry Slater in the Idaho Falls Temple in August, 1962. To this union were
born 7 sons: Jerry, Allen, Eric, Kurt, Elisha, Kyle, and Isaac. Isaac died in childbirth along with his mother
in November 1978. A year later in November 1979 he married Olivia Ann Dodson in the Salt Lake
Temple. To this union were born 3 more sons: Jared, Daniel, and David. After a struggle with breast
cancer, Olivia died on February 11, 2019. DeLand married Deanna Oxborrow on April 25, 2020. They
were later sealed in the Payson Temple on April 1, 2022. This marriage added 4 more children from
Deanna’s family that DeLand loved as his own. DeLand’s greatest joy came from his many children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
DeLand was very civic minded serving 4 terms as a Thayne City Councilman, 3 years as a
chairman of the Thayne Planning and Zoning Committee when the zoning ordinances were being written
and codified, 4 years as a member of the North Lincoln County Hospital District Governing Board, 4 years
as the Mayor of Thayne, and 20 years as the Thayne Municipal Judge.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully and in
many different callings. He and Olivia served an 18 month mission to the Texas McAllen mission of that
church. He served as a temple officiator in the Idaho Falls and Rexburg Temples for 14 years, and as an
assistant recorder in the Star Valley Temple from the time that it opened in 2016 until March 2022.

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January 12, 2024

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January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
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Thayne, WY 83127

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