Retired Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon Passes

10/14/2018                                                             Lamar Guymon Obituary: Lamar Guymon’s Obituary by the Deseret News.

Lamar Edward “Sheriff’ Guymon(1946 – 2018)

In Loving Memory

Our amazing husband, father, papa, brother and friend, Lamar Edward “Sheriff’ Guymon, 71, of Huntington, Utah, was taken from us way too soon on October 12, 2018, after struggling with complications from a heart attack ten months prior. We have fought to understand why he had to struggle through the last ten months but the man who never “needed” anyone needed us all. We will all cherish this last ten months for a lifetime. He was born December 30, 1946, to Starr Hal and Ina Madge Johnson Guymon and grew up on a farm in Huntington.

Lamar married his sweetheart and love of his life GayLa Jensen, on March 13, 1966, in Ferron, Utah. Later solemnized in the Manti Temple and sealed to their family for time and all eternity on May 6, 1978. He was an adoring husband to GayLa for 52 years. An awesome dad to his six children, and papa to 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “Sheriff’ Guymon served a 40 year career in law enforcement with 36 years as the elected Emery County Sheriff. He made such an impact on so many lives and loved helping people through their life’s problems. If you knew Sheriff Guymon you have a story of him helping or caring for you in some way. He was involved in so many events during the years as Sheriff there is just no way to put them all in to words. Among the greatest were the Wilberg Mine Disaster and the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster. The leadership and compassion he showed to the families and miners involved in these tragedies were life changing for him and those affected. He dedicated his life to serving others. He genuinely cared for EVERY person. Upon his passing, he was the Mayor of Huntington.

Lamar enjoyed collecting hot wheels cars, mountain bikes, shoes, hats, and clothes, starting and not finishing home projects, mountain biking, photography (taking pictures of sunsets, sunrises and old leaf-baren trees were some of his favorites.) His favorite place to be was on the desert enjoying the San Rafael Swell. One of his proudest accomplishments was hand building The Good Water Rim Trail surrounding the rim of the Wedge. He was a founding member of the MECCA Bike Club and thoroughly enjoyed his time with his biking family. We are comforted knowing that he is able to bike again, free of any ailments.

Lamar served on many boards and committees: Castleview Hospital Chairman of the Board; President of Utah

Association of Counties; President of the Sheriffs Association; Trails Committee; Travel Bureau; Utah Mining

He leaves behind his sweetheart: GayLa; six children; DaShai Nelson, Ferron, Utah; Stephanie Adams, St. George,
Association; if there was a board or an association he was probably on it. He attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Lamar and GayLa served as ordinance workers for 7 years in the Manti Temple which was GayLa’s favorite thing they ever participated in as a couple. He served in many callings but his favorite was his latest calling serving as the Public Affairs Director developing interfaith relationships with leaders of other denominations.

Utah; Melany (James) Weaver, Huntington, Utah; Jeremy (McKenzi) Guymon, Ferron, Utah; Tim (Teresa) Guymon, Huntington, Utah; Karlee (Kip) Leonard, Price, Utah . Preceded in death by son-in-law Jess Nelson, brother Larry and parents.

The family would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at Castleview Hospital and Parkdale Care Center for the care and compassion you gave to our beloved father. Thank you to his doctors, Dr. Wang, Dr. Cragun, Dr. Potter, Dr. Halliday, Dr. Etzel, Dr. Pressett and our favorite house call doctor, Dalen Johnson.

Lamar left big lasting impressions on so many people. He has left a void in our lives that can never be filled and to his sweetheart, “we decided on forever.

Funeral service, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11.•00 a.m., at the Huntington Stake Center. Family will receive friends at the church Wednesday evening from  p.m. and Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment,

Huntington City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Lamar online at

Funeral Home

Mitchell Funeral Home Inc

233 E Main St Price, UT 84501

(435) 637-2668

Published in Deseret News on Oct. 14, 2018                                    1/1

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