LeGrand Kidman

LeGrand KidmanApril 3, 1936 — May 8, 2016

LeGrand Kidman, age 80, passed away on May 8, 2016, in New Harmony, Utah. He was born on April 3, 1936, in Inglewood, California to Lewis Rudolph and Beatrice Kent Kidman. He graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1954.  He married his sweetheart Shirley in 1956 in the Los Angeles Temple.

LeGrand was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; serving as Bishop of the Manhattan Beach, California ward, Stake High Councilor and other callings throughout his life. He was a loving father, uncle, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and dedicated husband. He loved to serve others. He lived most of his life in the Redondo Beach, California area and moved to New Harmony, Utah, eight years ago with his eternal companion, Shirley. They were married for 60 years.  

He loved the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He loved to take his family camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He enjoyed freehand drawing with pen and pencil. He drew many funny outdoor scenes that combined his humor and love of life.

LeGrand is survived by his wife, Shirley Jean Kidman, his children: Karen (Paul) Usevitch of Simi Valley, California, Peggy Sutherland of La Habra, California, Kent (Michele) Kidman of Torrance, California and Julie Kidman of Wilmington, California, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother Kirk (Elizabeth) Kidman of New Harmony, Utah, and sister Zella (Earl) Stark of Redondo Beach, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Beatrice Kidman, brother Roy Kidman and sister Peggy Cluff

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kanarraville LDS Church (80 S. Main, Kanarraville, Utah)  
  • A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the church
  • Interment will be in the Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, California on Saturday, May 14, 2016, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.

For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit Southern Utah Mortuary online.

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