Rodney Layne Lamborn

October 12, 1954 - June 29, 2022
Rodney Layne Lamborn

Rod passed away June 29, 2022 as a result of complications from his long battle with cancer while in the care of Beacon Crest Senior Living.   He grew up in Kemmerer, Wyoming the middle son of Hugh L. and Donna Rex Lamborn.  Both parents preceded him in death.  

He attended schools in Kemmerer (most of the time) graduating from Kemmerer High School in 1973.  His passion for skiing led him to skip school on one occasion, for which he was promptly given three days suspension.  He had a great week of skiing to complete the suspension. 

Upon graduation he started a long, varied career with Utah Power and Light Co. and its various successors. That career spanned 45 years and included a variety of positions from operations, maintenance to computer technology.   He completed two apprenticeships in the course of his employment, one as a machinist mechanic and the second as an instrument and electronics technician.  He split time between the Naughton Generation Plant near Kemmerer and the Gadsby Plant and office in Salt Lake City over the course of his employment.  His later work in the computer department entailed the unique position of a working supervisor, the only one of its kind in the company.  This led to a unique assignment for ensuring power supply during the Utah Winter Olympics.

His work, like his life’s activities, became boring if it did not remain challenging.  He liked to conquer skills. His wide variety of activities included skiing, snowboarding (although he favored skiing), sailing, water skiing, hang gliding, skydiving, learning to play guitar and violin (fiddle), golf, motorcycles of various styles, home computer network, cooking (once he was on his own), model building and car restoration.  The latter was a passion centered around a ‘38 Chevy.  He not only rebuilt cars but did the metal work for the bodies himself.  He built headers and engines himself.  At one time he had one car but three motors for it and was still deciding which one to install at the time of his passing.  In all of his activities, he enjoyed meeting and associating with people.  He preferred Salt Lake City to country living in Wyoming as there were more people to associate with in the large metropolitan area.

He is survived by his sister, Ann Cazin, brother, Don (Kelly)Lamborn, and two nephews, Chris Lamborn and Garrett Lamborn; as well as several cousins, an aunt, and uncles that he enjoying visiting with as he could.

Cremation has taken place at his request and a celebration of life will occur at Laketown City Park, Laketown, Utah at 11:00 a.m. on August 5, 2022.