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Lewis Field Bingham

December 3, 1939 — March 12, 2024


Lewis Field Bingham

LEWIS FIELD BINGHAM was born December 3,1939 in Tremonton, Utah to Howard Wilson and Edith Mae Bingham. He was the middle child of thirteen children. He spent his time on the farm hoeing and weeding sugar beets. He was also a guard for the turkeys- keeping them safe from the wild dogs at night. There was a lot of work to do on the farm. Sometimes, to help pass time, Lewis would delight in teasing his sisters as he threw clumps of dirt at them. He also had fun in jumping into the haystacks, embracing the simple things of life now and then. Each Sunday he was in church with his family. Lewis loved his country and served in the Army National Guard at Fort Douglas, Utah as a cook, telephone technician, and he worked on heavy artillery. After serving in Fort Douglas, he devoted his time to serving his Lord on a mission in the Southern states for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints starting on January 14th, 1960. He had 14 companions and was able to bring the gospel to many souls. When he was released in 1962, he raced home to see if his girl was still waiting for him. To his surprise, she had moved on. Luckily, the stars aligned when Lewis went to a Golden Green Ball and met his sweetheart, Koleen Todd there. She had stars in her eyes and was immediately drawn to him. He gave her a diamond ring on her 16th birthday and they married in the Logan temple, with the signatures and consent of her parents. Together, they had 8 children: Celeste, Karina, Sheree, Jason, Ryan, Aaron, Alena and Holly. He is survived by all his children except for Celeste Seegmiller, who died with M.S when she was 38 years old. In his early years of marriage, he did construction work in the Salt Lake temple, worked as a milk man, and then finally, with the guidance of his father, he went to Trade Tech and he learned machinery. After working and excelling as a machinist at State Brass Foundry in Salt Lake City, he took the plunge and opened his own business, Bimco- standing for Bingham Machine Company. He was very successful sometimes from pure grit and determination along with the help from his growing employees and family’s support. His wife, Koleen is forever grateful for the ability to stay home and raise their children. At present, the shop is still going- 50 years later and has stood as a family legacy. Currently, his son, Aaron and son-in law, Scott Seegmiller help to run and keep this business going. Through the years, our family has made many memories boating in Lake Powell, camping, Four wheeling, and snowmobiling. We also had fun staying over at the Todd Cabin in Oakley, Utah. Lewis loved to garden and added many beautiful additions such as flowers, plants, and a waterfall in their yard for others to enjoy as well. He also took delight in collecting and showing off his cars – one of which was a 1935 Ford Roadster which he drove in the Bountiful parade. He always had a welcoming heart- making time to visit family and friends and inviting others over for dinner. He led as a Varsity Scout Leader and took those boys on a rafting trip down the Snake River. After many joyous memories, Lewis and Koleen decided to leave their favorite home in Bountiful, Utah and simplify their life in Farmington, Utah. It was there that Lewis’ health started to decline. He was later diagnosed with Parkinson's and Dementia in addition to his Congestive Heart Failure. He also suffered from a stroke. He kept holding on and staying as strong as he could, but little by little, we saw our Lewis Fade. Eventually, after many heart- scares, his Congestive Heart Failure finally claimed his life on March 12, 2024 at approximately 6:21 PM. He will be most remembered by his compassion and desire to help others, his love and devotion for the Lord, his sense of humor, jokes, story tales, and his zest for life and adventures. He never stopped working hard for his family and to continue his legacy. He is now rejoicing – with a free body and mind – embraced with his daughter, his parents, his 6 siblings that have passed and his many pets .Thank you for the enriched life you have given us, we love you and can’t wait to spend more memories and adventures with you. Sincerely, your beloved wife, children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Please join us to celebrate his life. 

A viewing for Lewis will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Bountiful LDS Ward, 720 East 550 North, Bountiful, Utah 84010. Funeral services will be on Monday, March 25th, 2024 at 11:00 am with a viewing one hour prior to the services at the same location.
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Funeral Service

Monday, March 25, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

720 East 550 North, Bountiful, UT 84010

Bountiful LDS Ward

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