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Lyman B. Salisbury

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“Uncle Lyman was such a fun person! He always had a smile and was so positive and fun to be around when he came to visit. I'm glad I got to know him...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: maggie Jones - West Haven, UT

“Fond remembrances of shared memories of Stock Well and Benny and Pomona, California. Br. Salisbury was always kind to the girl from California....Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Summer-rae Schwendiman - CA

“Dear Karen & Gary & Family, We didnt know your dad but sure he was a great man, from all the thinkgs you have told us. We are so sorry for your loss...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Irene Grimshaw - Pasco, WA

“What fond memories I have of Mr. Salisbury! (and of course Mrs. too!) They must have been my favorite bus drivers all through school in the North...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sylvia (Danz) Halverson - Pasco, WA

“We send our thoughts and prayers to your family at this time. We all have found memories of Lyman! Tera & Lee, Dahnelle & Reid, Patti & Bruce, Joey ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dennis & Myra Stoker - Moses Lake, WA

“Thank you for all the years of loving service. You are in our prayers! Love Howard & Linda Sue Rowell ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Rowell - Pasco, WA

“I will always remember the strength and support I recieved in my youth from this great man. He helped me through the difficult years in High School....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lynnette Pickup - Brush Praire, WA

“Brother Salisbury was such a kind man; he always had a big smile, a twinkle in his eye and a great handshake. He was in our bishopric many years ago...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Scott & Carol-Lynn Beck - Pasco, WA

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. Uncle Lyman was a wonderful person. He was kind and cheerful. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gaye ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gaye Willis - Juneau, AK

“Uncle Lyman was fun to be around with his charismatic personality. I enjoyed his wit and humor. Sorry I could not see more of him due to living in...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Mangan - Omaha, NE


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Lyman Blanchard Salisbury, 89, of Kennewick, Washington, passed away on March 10, 2012 of congestive heart failure. He was born on November 27, 1922, at home on their ranch near Cache Junction, Utah to LeRoy Gibbs and Gwennie Blanchard Salisbury. He was the third of eight children. He graduated from North Cache High School in Richmond, Utah in 1941 and Utah State Agricultural College in 1949. He served in the United States Army, 87th Acorn Division under General George S. Patton. He was in the field artillery and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Later he served in the Air Force Reserve and retired as a Captain. He met Margaret (Peggy) Russell at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and was married January 24, 1947 in Newton, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on February 2, 1949. Lyman worked at the Post Office while going to college and then sold Insurance with Prudential and Beneficial Life while living in Logan and Brigham City, Utah and various locations in southern California. In 1957, he moved his family to Block 19 in the Columbia Basin Project where they cleared away sagebrush and rocks and began farming. He worked hard and produced quality hay and other crops for many years until he retired in 1984. He drove a school bus for many years while the farm was getting established and many of the students remember his singing and yodeling. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lyman and Peggy served two missions to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. They served in the office in the Tampa, Florida Mission, at Beehive Clothing and the Genealogy Library in Richland. Lyman had a great love for music, his country, ice cream and football. He would often ask friends to sing when they came to visit. After retiring from farming he loved to help his sons on the farm and attend his grand children's games. He was very proud of all of his grand children's accomplishments especially his 3 grandsons who helped win the State Football Championship last December. He loved quotes, poetry and a good joke. He was always in a good mood and liked to tell others to, "Smile, it increases your face value!" He is survived by his wife, Margaret; five children, Mark (Sherri), Basin City, WA, Scott (Terri), Kennewick, WA, Karen (Gary) Miller, of Pasco, WA, Jane (Scott) Boyle, Kaysville, UT, and John (Krista), Basin City. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren; two brothers, Darwin and George (Marge), and two sisters, Mildred Jones and Julia (Vaughan) Rigby, and sister-in-law, Peggy Jean Salisbury. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Ivan and Grant, a brother-in-law, Edwin Jones, a sister-in-law, Lorna Salisbury, a son, Kent, and two granddaughters, Alicia and Rochelle. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Basin City LDS Church, 160 Bailie Blvd. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 W. Court in Pasco, WA and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral at the Basin City Country View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy (Hospice), 1480 Fowler Street, Richland, WA 99352 or the Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com;

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