Harold Lee ‘Lucky’ Lippold
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and, friend, Harold Lee Lippold, was called home after a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday, May 6, 2001, surrounded by his family. He was born February 15, 1922 in Beatrice, Nebraska, to George and Minnie Francis Sykes Lippold. He remained happily married to his sweetheart, Barbara Dickson, for 52 years after a 13-day courtship. They were married in Ely, Nevada on August 7, 1948. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on April 29, 1965.
Harold was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as High Priest in the Malad 5th Ward where he enjoyed his service as a Home Teacher.
He was a Veteran of World War II, having served bravely with the United States Marine Corps from August 1942 to December 1945 in the South Pacific.
His multi-faceted life included service in the Civil Conservation Corps, working in the silver mines in Pioche, Nevada, the coal mines of Wyoming, and the logging camps in Washington State. He rode the rodeo circuit and worked on several ranches. Some called him a true cowboy. He was a jack-of-all trades and mastered everything he set out to do. He chose a career with the Weber County Mosquito Abatement in Ogden, Utah, as Master Mechanic retiring May 1, 1980 after 30 years. Harold and Barbara retired to Malad and built a cabin together on 50 acres of ground. They later remodeled an older home on Cherry Creek Road, where they resided until the time of his death.
He had been an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping with his family. He was a talented artist and has painted many pictures now enjoyed by family and friends. Everyone who knew him knew that he enjoyed working and took great pride in his home and yard. Most of all he enjoyed short trips with his wife and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, and four daughters: Burt (Deanne) Lippold, Roy, Utah; Betty (Raymond) Brogan, North Ogden, Utah; Carol Citte, Riverdale, Utah; Mark Lippold, Roy, Utah; Toni (Robert) Godwin, Los Lumas, New Mexico; Rex Lippold, Malad; Matt (LaJoy) Lippold, Sunset, Utah; and Terri (Jim) Murrill, Ogden, Utah.
He is also survived by two brothers: Kenneth Lippold and Jack Lippold; six sisters: Irene Cornelious, Doris Staheli, Marjorie Covington, Ruth Rose, Hughlene Meredith, and Shirley Burkhart; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George Lippold; four sisters: Erma Young, Vera Steed, Sylvia Marie Lippold, and Mildred Covington; and two grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the Malad 5th Ward Chapel at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 10. Friends may call at Horsley Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6::00 -8;00 p.m. and on Thursday at the Funeral Home from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery with Military Rites.
Harold Lee ‘Lucky’ Lippold