Larry M Sidwell

1947 ~ 2022

Larry is a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle, a brother-in-law and a grandpa. He is also a good friend to so many. He worked as a TV repairman most of his adult life. He loved his work and was very good at it. His love of pigeons was his passion. He has had pigeons ever since he was a teenager. He raced with the Pioneer Racing Club. When it disbanded he went to the Beehive Racing Pigeon Club and was the president for a long time. When it disbanded he went with the Great Salt Lake Combine where he spent his last pigeon racing years. Larry has many “pigeon friends” who will miss him dearly.
Larry started his journey in this life on January 14th in Manti, Utah, born to Clifford O. Sidwell and Lorna Steck-Sidwell (both are deceased). Larry was the oldest of four children, after Larry came Clark R Sidwell (deceased) Christina Sidwell-Hauser, Lain C. Sidwell (Kathy).
Larry had to take time from his pigeons to start his family, he married Dawn Fjermestad in 1965 and they had two beautiful children Lisa and Dustin. Larry & Dawn later divorced but Lisa and Dustin kept Larry grounded. He loved them unconditionally.
In 1988 Larry met Terry Andrus (me). Things started slowly because we both had been through marriages that were unsuccessful. We got pretty serious by the end of 1988 and married April 29th, 1989. Our combined families total six kids. It was a lot of work to make us a family, but we did it. Larry was so proud of every one of our children and grandchildren.
Larry and I did a lot of crazy things, way to many to mention them all here. Our horse rides, our spontaneous trips to places like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Oregon Coast, the Black Hills, Devils Tower were some of his favorite.
Our family has grown from six young children to include 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren with two more on the way.
Larry is survived by a sister Christina Sidwell-Hauser, a brother Lain C. Sidwell (Kathy), our children, Lisa Dawn Sidwell-Dimond (Pratt), Michael Shane Fortner (Patty), Dustin Dee Sidwell, Michelle Fortner (Brent) Monica Fortner (Derek), Casey Rex Fortner (Misty), 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Our grandchildren, Brieann Tylyn Dimond-Davies (Jake), Brayden Mitchell Dimond, Brooke MaKell Dimond-Payson (Richard), Kolton Carl Lee Burke (Jessica), Janessa Ali Burke, Emma Lee Fortner, Cody James Fortner, Knixon James Heygster, Dallas Dee Sidwell, Rylan Wyatt Sidwell, Joshua Brent Strong, Crystal Taylor Rotz-Crandall (Jacob), Anthony J Rotz, Jordan Emily Fortner, Mesha Alene Stealer, Phoenix Jewel Fortner.
Larry was my everything, my life will never be the same, I know he is not in any pain now and will be with me always. I will love him forever.


Thank you for being part of my life. Too too many memories of when we were in high school and early marriage to mention.

- Dawn Sidwell

Thank you for being part of my life. Too too many memories of when we were in high school and early marriage to mention.

- Dawn Sidwell

My wife and I want to express our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Terry and the entire family of Larry. While I only met him on one or two occasions I have certainly seen what his influence did with regard to his son Shane and daughter Monica and the grandchildren. There are no finer examples of what love and mentoring can produce than the family that he leaves behind. He instilled a work ethic and a moral compass that has and will continue to make them his living legacy.
Our love and admiration to all the family
God Bless and comfort you.
Jon & Rhonda Nagle

- Jon & Rhonda Nagle

Beautiful tribute, auntie. It is heartwarming to know this kind of love exists in the word. Sending you lots of peace and love, Tori

- Tori

Dear aunt Terry and all your family, I am glad uncle Larry married into our beautiful and crazy family! Hold tight to your memories and to each to you all x a million

- Julie Andrus

Terry, Sending our condolences your way....

- Ken and Carolyn Fortner