Laurence Addison Huston died May 8, 2023, in hospice care at Apple Village Assisted Living in Layton, Utah. In death he is freed of Alzheimer’s disease, which in the last years of his life stole his mind and memories, and he is reunited beyond the veil with his two daughters.
Larry was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Reno, Nevada, one of three sons to Floyd L. and E. Louise Hansen Huston. Growing up he attended schools in Ogden, graduating from Ben Lomond High School in 1964. He served in the Army Reserves and worked at Stop & Shop grocery, where he met Lois Holmes. Both attended Weber College for one year and married in June 1965.
He was a father of three children — Trish, Sharla (who died at birth), and Floyd — and his work took the family to different parts of Utah, Idaho and Colorado until they settled in Kaysville, Utah.
Throughout his life, Larry loved the thrill and adrenaline of competition. In his youth he enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball, and he was proud to play for his beloved Scots of Ben Lomond High School. He was a passionate fan of the New York Yankees. In his 20s he fell in love with golf. He often said, “A bad day on a golf course is a great day.” He passed along his passion for sports and competition as he coached little league baseball, although he may still hold the record for being thrown out of the most games for arguing with umpires.
Larry was driven in his professional life as well. In his early 20s he worked his way up to a regional manager with 7-Eleven, then excelled as an account representative for Proctor & Gamble. But it was in the early 80s that he found his true calling — real estate. Larry is a legend in the Utah real estate market, having been a broker and team leader for real estate giants like Gump and Ayers, Wardley Better Homes & Gardens, RE/MAX and Keller Williams. Throughout Larry’s career, he recruited and trained well over 1,000 agents, many of whom remain among the top producing agents in Utah. He was proud to share his passion for the real estate game with his son, Floyd.
His community conviction ran deep, and he served on Kaysville’s planning and zoning committee, as well as the Kaysville City Council from 1983-1985, the years that northern Utah faced big windstorms and historic flooding. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in several different capacities, and he was a great neighbor and friend to all who had the pleasure of meeting him.
He was deeply proud of his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, taking great joy in the milestones and accomplishments in their education, careers, Latter-day Saint missions, marriages, home purchases, and as they started their own families.
Larry is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Floyd (Margaret); brother, Jim (Diane); grandchildren, McKenzie (Chris), Talon (Kieona), Amanda, Scott (Ashley), Derek, Tiana (Kaiden), and Savannah; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Abby.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Rick; and his daughters, Trish and Sharla.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Kaysville 3rd Ward Chapel, 855 E. Mutton Hollow Road, Kaysville, Utah. Visitation for friends and family will take place at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at Ben Lomond Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
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