Lynn Richard Dangerfield, 73, of St. George, Utah, died Monday Dec. 6th, 2021, of natural causes.
He was born August 18th, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Richard Lawrence and Ruth Lillian Carlson Dangerfield. He graduated Granger High School class of 1966. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and received his Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Utah. He served a Spanish speaking mission in Mexico City, Mexico for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He married Connie Mae Jeppesen on Dec. 22, 1983, and they were sealed in the Idaho Falls, Idaho LDS Temple. Connie and Lynn were married for 11 years. They lived and raised their family in Rexburg, Idaho. Lynn had a passion of listening and helping others through his career. He spent 50 years in the mental health industry helping in youth and family counseling. His patients often choose Lynn for his empathy and kindness. In that time, he worked the first 18 years in Idaho School Districts as a LCSW for grades K-12. He worked in two different state prisons in Utah and Nevada. There he was an LCSW for maximum security and death row inmates. He also spent a few months working for the Tranquility Bay Center in Jamaica. He enjoyed this but while he was there, Hurricane Ivan hit, and the program was forced to shut down.
He is survived by his children, Tiffany Anne (Zach) Hess of Rexburg, ID, and Kimberlee Mae (Ryan) Curtis of Lehi, UT; grandchildren, Rylyn, Phoenix, Danika, Lola, Albanie, Brooklyn, and Georgia; siblings, Bob (Mary D.) Dangerfield of South Jordan, UT, Kathy (David) Rawlings of Ivins, UT, Ann (Joel) Sagers of Tooele, UT, Karen (Michael) Blais of Ivins, UT; former wife Connie Mae Jeppesen; longtime dear friends, Teresa Lloyd, and Ken Slaugh.
Lynn wasn’t traditional so this obituary might not be as well. One of his daughters favorite memories is when he stuck a string cheese in his ear to try to start the car at a rest stop after driving many hours on the road. Also, when the old green hornet station wagon got overheated many times and he would have to turn the heat on in 95-degree weather. If you knew Lynn, you knew his greatest joy were his two daughters. Lynn enjoyed tennis, boating, and spending time with his family and close friends. He loved the “goodies” but the “oldies” music. He had many mantras in life. Including using humor as medicine and is now saying “let the good times roll!”
A celebration of life will be held in his honor Dec. 11th 2021 at 1 p.m. in Ivins, Utah. All who knew him are warmly invited. 623 E Center St./ Ivins Utah 84738. Services will be provided by Southern Nevada Mortuary.