On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Lynn Ervin Boehme passed away at the age of 74. He was much beloved as a son, brother, husband, and father.
Lynn was born July 2, 1946 in Boise, Idaho. The second eldest of 7 children, Lynn was very admired by his older sister and younger siblings. Even from a young age he always worked hard to help his family, a work ethic he would carry on throughout his life. In 1970, he received a Bachelor of Science in History, and in 1978 received a Masters Degree in Education, both from the University of Utah. He passed on his love of history and education to his two daughters, Lynnae and Barbara.
Before going to school, Lynn served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in the Pacific Northwest Mission where he met his future wife, Renee Lequeux, while serving in the Seattle area. The two continued writing when Lynn returned home from his mission, and soon Renee came down to Utah to join him. They were married and sealed to each other for eternity on June 20, 1969. Lynn also served in many church callings through the years, happy to serve even when he had to learn new things on the computer.
After finishing his schooling, Lynn would go on to work for the Granite School District. He taught at Granite High School for 13 years, did his internship at Eisenhower Junior High, then following his internship served as principal at Brockbank Junior High, Kennedy Junior High, and Evergreen Junior High. He then retired after 36 years of service. During his retirement, he did some tutoring, because of his dedication to educating.
Lynn was a dedicated sports fan. Even when not attending games in person, he would always loudly cheer on his favorite teams from the chair in front of his TV. He was a “Utah Man” through and through, especially fond of watching the University of Utah Utes Football team and had season tickets for 20+ years. Through snow, rain, blazing heat, hundreds of games he always cheered on his team even through the losses.
He also favored the Utah Jazz, and the Salt Lake Bees. Many games were attended as well, including going to at least one game when The Jazz took on The Bulls in the '97-'98 NBA Finals.
Outside of Utah’s teams, he also followed the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, and Colorado Rockies. Even when his preferred teams weren’t playing, he never wanted to miss any game and would often sit through many hours of college and pro games on Saturdays and Sundays When attending games in person, he liked to bring along one of his daughters; his oldest, Lynnae, shared the same love for football. One of the best games they attended was Utah vs Navy in the Poinsettia bowl where they met some really fantastic people and obviously enjoyed another Utes bowl win. He loved the trips to San Diego and said it was one of his favorite places outside of Utah.
Besides the love of sports, enjoyed traveling with his family, listening to music, watching TV shows and movies, and working in the yard. Lynn enjoyed his oldies music, and a variety of TV shows and movies. When gardening, he was often accompanied by one of the family dogs; at different times they had Cassie, Sandy, Buffy, and Turtle. He was always happy for companionship in the yard, be it human or animal.
Lynn is preceded in death by his father Ervin, mother Barbara, brother Brian, sister LeeAnn, and other family members. He is survived by his wife Renee, their daughters Lynnae and Barbara, his brother Fred, his sisters Laraine, Marlene, Carolee, and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing and funeral service will be held February 22, 2021 at the ward house for the Anthem 2nd Ward; 12352 S. Big Bend Creek Drive, Herriman, UT 84096. The viewing from 9:30-11:30 AM, and a small funeral service from 12 PM-12:30 PM. Masks will be required, and please observe social distancing. In respect of the congregation limit of the church, there's a limit of 150 people in the chapel. Funeral service will also be viewable through Zoom, provided by Anthem 2nd Ward: https://zoom.us/j/96790239693
He will be laid to rest at Redwood Memorial Estates at 1:30 PM; 6500 S. Redwood Rd. Taylorsville, UT 84123. Masks will be required.
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My memory: I was fresh out of college, having graduated in 1987 from BYU; Lynn hired me on the spot, which gave me my start as an educator. He was a brand new principal at Brockbank. I will always be grateful that he gave me my start as an educator.
Feb 19, 2021
So much fun
Feb 19, 2021
I remember driving Lynn's brother Brian to see him when he was on his mission in Jerome, Idaho
Feb 22, 2021
Dear Renee: you won't remember me I'm sure but I was Lynn's best man at your wedding. So sad to hear of his passing I have many happy memories of pur college days together. My sincerest condolences to your family.
I worked with Lynn when I taught at Kennedy Jr High many years ago. I am grateful for that time of learning and the opportunities he gave me to learn and grow as an educator. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family can find peace in knowing he influenced for good so many.
Uncle Lynn, was a good man with an easy smile and a ready laugh.
Mr. Boehme was my History teacher at Granite high ( 81 - 82 ) he was always smiling. Great man I know I wasn't the easiest student for him.
Sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories they will comfort you through the days ahead.
Mr Boehme was one of my favorite teachers at Granite High, and one of the reasons I went into education! He made history fun. I was also in his Model United Nations class. Great memories!
May you rest in peace knowing the great influence you had on so many students lives.
God bless your family at this difficult time.❤️
Mr.Boehme was my History teacher and Student Government adviser, at Granite. He was always so friendly and happy, with a smile on his face. I enjoyed having him in High School and will always remember him. May you Rest In Peace, Mr. Boehme.
He was a great man great teacher... RIP Mr Boehme
I will always remember the kind man you were to your students (and that couldn't always have been easy). May your family welcome you with open arms to your everlasting kingdom Rest in peace, Mr. Boehme
It's been years since I've seen Lynn. I remember him, and the rest of the Boehme family, from the Granger 2nd Ward years ago. He was a year older than me in school.
I'm sending condolences and many prayers to the Boehme family at this time of sorrow.
Lynn was my best friend in high school.