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Arlin Roberts Potter

Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States
Death: January 03, 2013 (96)
Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Alma 'Almy' Lewis Potter and Genevieve Potter
Husband of Dorothy Bennion
Father of Anna P Read / Jane (Potter) (Jenkins) (Reed); Private; Private User; Karen (Potter) Schumann and Gwyneth McNeil
Brother of Delsa Eschler; Willis Alma Potter and Elton Parson Potter
Half brother of Elizabeth Genevieve Potter; Alma Lord POTTER; Hyrum Daniel Lord Potter; Ada Frances King (Potter); Private User and 5 others

Occupation: retired
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
Last Updated:
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About Arlin Roberts Potter

Arlin Roberts Potter passed away early on January 3rd, 2013. He was 96 years old. Born to Alma Lewis and Genevieve Rust Potter September 2, 1916, he married Dorothy Bennion on June 18th, 1946. Arlin is well-known among community, friends, and family as being an innovative thinker, inventor, and one who was always looking for ways to spread the Gospel, educate on pressing issues, and to help people's lives. Many of his many faith-promoting stories are available in his biography, "Bits of Clay", available on request to Over the years, he worked as a rancher, logger, and pioneer; then as an insurance salesman and entrepreneur. In his youth, he served an LDS mission in the US Southwest (California, Nevada, Arizona). He served under General Patton in North Africa in World War II, and participated in the invasion of Sicily. Mostly self-schooled, he prided himself in saying, "I attended three universities; didn't graduate from any."

He and Dorothy enjoyed being active in politics together, hiking, and camping. He raised his children to love the Lord, and to look at life in new ways. As an insurance salesman for California Casualty, he introduced new policies that changed the entire industry. He delighted in building his 'dream home' in Los Gatos, California from scratch, and late in life, delighted in being surrounded by "all the precious little children." Arlin was truly 'the last cowboy', and will be sorely missed.

He is pre-deceased by daughters Karen (Tom) Schumann, and Jane (Peter, div.) Jenkins. He is survived by daughters Gwenna (Clyde, div.) Gowers aka Gwyneth Potter McNeil, Jolene (David) Clawson, son Kent Bennion (Nancy) Potter, 21 grandchildren, and 32 great-grand children.

Viewing will be 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. on Friday 11 January. Final viewing 10 A.M. Saturday 12 January 2013, with Funeral Services 11 A.M., at the Pleasant View 1st Ward Chapel (650 E Stadium Ave, Provo, UT 84604). He will be laid to rest with military honors, including an honor guard and military salute (three volleys of rifle fire) to honor his wartime service in defense of our nation. The family invites all of Arlin's (and Dorothy's) friends to come and help celebrate Arlin and his righteous life well lived.

-Source: Premier Funeral Svcs, 11 Jan 2013.

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Arlin Roberts Potter's Timeline

September 2, 1916
Payson, Utah, United States
December 10, 1951
Lehi, UT, United States
October 1, 1957
San Jose, California, United States
January 3, 2013
Age 96
Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
January 2013
Age 96
Utah State Veterans Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America