Richard Leland Desmond

2/19/1929 ~ 1/7/2021

Together Again

Richard Leland Desmond was born February 19, 1929, in Enumclaw, WA to Leslie Conrad and Ida Mae Potter Desmond. He was a child of the depression and grew up living with little and learning to work hard to provide for his family. He served in the military at the end of World War II in the US Navy. He served on the Island of Guam and the Atoll of Marcus. Richard married Colleen Woolstenhulme and they raised 6 children together: Phil (Lynda); Vickie (Sheldon), Jeanette (Jess); Lynette (Paul), Melanie (Alan); Dean (Janine); 26 Grandchildren, 77 Great Grandchildren, and 61/2 Great Great Grandchildren.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife Colleen, grandson Rick, and great grandson Jarrett. He served his Heavenly Father with all his might, mind and strength. He loves the Savior and Heavenly Father. He loved the gospel and was grateful for all the blessings it brought into his life. Everywhere he went he reached out and helped lift others along the way. Strangers became friends and friends became family.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Valley View Memorial Park (4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT 84120). Online condolences and live link at

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3 Responses to “Richard Leland Desmond”

  1. Rick & Stacey Goble says:

    So sorry to hear of Richards passing. We loved him. He was such a great guy and we loved being his neighbor for so many years. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  2. Terry & Boyd Sillito says:

    Sending or love and condolences to the Desmond family. May our Father in Heavens sweetest blessings be with each of you as you go through this difficult time and until you are United with your dear parents and grandparents.

  3. Rae Keiser says:

    I have wonderful memories of Dick and Colleen, they were wonderful to us; I will miss Dick, and have missed Colleen.
    May you all be comforted at this time, and know he is happy being United again with Colleen.
    My love to all of you.
    Rae Keiser