In Memory

Fred Lange

Lange, Fred
Fred Lange 1930 ~ 2005 Fred Lange, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great
grandfather, teacher, coach, neighbor, dear friend, missionary, and temple
worker passed away peacefully in his home on July 4, 2005. He was born in
Glendale, California, November 16, 1930. He was the youngest of four children,
son of Milton Henry Lange and Mildred Irene Evers. He attended BYU and
graduated from California State College at Los Angeles. Upon graduation he
began a long career teaching and coaching high school students in La
Crescenta, California, and Clearfield, Utah. Many of his former students and
athletes share fond memories of life lessons learned from Coach Lange. Fred
Married Mildred Virginia Davis on April 26, 1949. Their marriage was
solemnized two years later in the Mesa, Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. Together they raised six children - three boys
and three girls. They currently have thirty one grandchildren and 17 great
grandchildren, with two more he is soon to send down - plus many others who
have chosen to call him Dad. Sports were a big part of Fred's life. He coached
football, baseball, basketball, track, girl's and boy's swimming, tennis, and
water polo. For many years he officiated high school and college basketball.
He played football at Cal State, LA, was a national champion water skier, a
snow skier, tennis player, golfer, and sailor. Fred loved the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and served faithfully in many callings. He and his beloved Millie
served three missions: Teaching at Moroni High School, Tarawa, Kiribati
Islands, in the Fiji, Suva Mission; Shandong Province, China, teaching English
at Shandong University; and at the Orem Institute of Religion, UVSC Campus.
Recently he served as an ordinance worker in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Fred
was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. He is survived by
Millie, his wife of 56 years and his children: Rob and Debby Lange (Heber
City), Cathie Foster (Salt Lake City), Jody and Larry Johnson (Sandy), Melinda
and Richard King (Provo), Bryan and Jori Lange (Phoenix), Brent and Laura
Lange (Salt Lake City), and the children and grandchildren. A memorial service
will be held Tuesday, July 12, at the LDS Chapel, 575 S. 400 W., Orem, at
11:00 am. The family will receive friends and neighbors at 9:30 am. Graveside
services at East Lawn Cemetery at 11:00 am, July 5, 2005.
Published in the Deseret News from 7/5/2005 - 7/10/2005.