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Dean Floyd Law

   Dean Floyd Law, 82, passed away March 30, 2013 at his home in Twin Groves, Idaho following a lingering illness.

Dean was born August 31, 1930 at his family's home in Twin Groves. He was the son of Preston Floyd and Vera Caroline Spaulding Law.  He grew up in the St. Anthony area where he attended public school and graduated from South Fremont High School in 1949. He also attended Ricks College. He served an LDS mission to the Northern States Mission in Iowa and Wisconsin from 1950 to 1952.

He married his sweetheart, Ruth Brinkerhoff, on Nov. 24, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in the St. Anthony area before moving to Salt Lake City in l956, where they lived in Glendale Park until 1978.
Dean was a hard worker and believed in doing quality work whether in industry or agriculture.
While living in Salt Lake City, he became a journeyman welder and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service, but his first choice in occupations was always farming and ranching.
From his younger days in Idaho where he was involved in one of the last large cattle roundups in Island Park, he developed a lifelong love of horses and livestock.
This led to his long association as a dairyman with Ridgeland Farm, located on the west side of Salt Lake City, which was a farming operation that supplied milk, eggs and meat to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' welfare program. Beginning with an under-performing herd he developed a widely recognized breeding program that greatly increased milk production at the farm. In 1973 he was recognized by the Dairy Herd Improvement Association for having the top milk producing herd in Salt Lake County and the second highest producing herd in the State of Utah.

In 1978 Dean and Ruth moved back to Twin Groves and purchased the family farm when his father retired. 
Dean worked at Lincoln Elementary School in St. Anthony as a custodian until he retired.

He enjoyed playing league softball, gardening, fishing, hunting and exploring wilderness areas in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
Beulah Lake in Yellowstone Park is one of his favorite spots on earth.
He especially enjoyed working with his series of fast horses, which were usually named after meteorological events, such as Thunder and Lightning.
Typically, this involved sharing these activities with family and friends.
To Dean Law, family ties and service in the LDS Church, where he served in Scouting, music and priesthood callings, were always his defining measures. He loved the Lord and had a strong testimony of the restored gospel.

Dean served on the board of directors of the Roxy Community Theater in St. Anthony. He received the Award of Merit from the Boy Scouts of America in l990.

  Dean is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth, of Twin Groves, three sons: Joseph Dean (Sherstin) Law, of Teton, Idaho; Richard James (Linda) Law, of St. Anthony, Idaho; and Jack Eldean (Joan) Law, of Twin Groves, Idaho; and one daughter Susan Patricia Corpany (Thom) Curtis, Hilo, Hawaii. He is also survived by his sister, Glenda Law (Steve) Schwendiman, of  Mesa, Wash. and 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Vera Law; son Myron David "Mike" Law, brother, Delmont Charles Law, sister, Elna Law Otteson, and  brother-in-law Harry Otteson.

  Services will be conducted Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Anthony LDS Stake Center, 247 East 4th North with Bishop Creed Webster officiating.  Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and at the church Monday one hour prior to the services. 

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