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Francis Laurel PulsipherNovember 11, 1933 ~ September 23, 2017 (age 83)
Francis "Laurel" Pulsipher, 83, of Kennebunk,ME, formerly of Logandale NV, died Saturday evening, September 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Gunlock, UT on November 11, 1933, a son of Francis James and Lillian (Jones) Pulsipher. He grew up in Logandale, graduating from Moapa Valley High School. He served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Australia. He then served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer from July 1956 to June 1958. Following his military service, he returned to school and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University, where he also earned his Master’s degree, in the first class of graduates in BYU’s MBA program. Upon graduation from BYU, Laurel was recruited by the CIA and spent several years as a covert agent in southeast Asia.
Upon returning to the United States, he began a long career as a real estate broker, primarily in Nevada and Utah. When not working, he enjoyed reading, and was a master gardener.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by two brothers, Elwin and Glen Pulsipher, and a step-daughter, Janna Newman.
Laurel is survived by his loving wife Sherri Ann Pulsipher of Kennebunk; nine children, David Pulsipher (Karen) of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Denise Ricks (Kendell) of Bonsall, CA, Teresa Allsop (Eric) of St. George, UT, Rebecca Phillips (Jeff) of Overton, NV, Mike Pulsipher (Amanda) of Gilbert, AZ, Mark Pulsipher, of St. George, UT, Charles Pulispher (Jasmine), of St. George, UT, Michelle Berry (Mark) of Clearwater, FL, Robert Pulsipher (Kari) of Palm Harbor, FL; four brothers, Cleo, Vaughn, Kent, and Charles Pulsipher; his sister, Jeannie Brown; 4 step-children, 36 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Laurel is also survived by the mother of his children, his first wife Kathleen Hardy Pulsipher of St. George, UT.
Services will be held Friday, September 29th at Logandale 5th Ward Chapel, 3245 Moapa Valley Blvd. Logandale, NV . Viewing will be from 9:30AM-10:30AM
Funeral at 11:00AM followed by procession to Logandale Cemetery.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Laurel’s Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Arrangements in Maine are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. www.bibberfuneral.com. Arrangements in Logandale are in care of Moapa Valley Mortuary, 5090 N. Moapa Blvd., Logandale, NV. www.moapavalleymortuary.com