Thursday, August 11, 2011

Death of Maurice Lee-Thomas

Maurice left this life in Los Angeles, California on 8 June 1983.    He had been attending the Los Angeles Temple with his wife Florence.  They had finished their work at the temple and were packing their bags to return to their home in Visalia, California.  Maurice was putting bags in the car, when he collapsed and never recovered.  He was taken to UCLA Medical Center where he died. The cause of death was a heart attack.   Florence was watching him from their motel window and witnessed his collapse.  Florence reported that most deaths in Los Angeles were considered homiscides until proved otherwise.  He took some time and frustration to get his body released from UCLA. 

He had two funerals.  The first was in Visalia, California where he was residing at the time of his death.  The second funeral was held in Ogden, Utah where he had spent most of his life since immigrating to America and where he and Florence had purchase burial plots in the Ogden City Cemetery.  The link below will take you to his Obituary, funeral programs, and death certifciate.  The second link is a picture of the cemetery where he is buried along the side of his wife, Florence Christensen.

1 comment:

Kim Stringfellow said...

I was 12 when Poppy died, and it's hard to believe that so many years have gone by. I'm so grateful for my memories of him!