Lloyd Easton Platt

1934 ~ 2022


Larkin Mortuary 260 E. South Temple
Oct 20, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


951 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT,
Oct 21, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Funeral Service

951 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT,
Oct 21, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Mount Olivet- 1342 E 500 S, Salt Lake City
Oct 21, 2022 12:30 PM

Lloyd Easton Platt, 88, passed away peacefully at home in Salt Lake City in the early hours of October 14, 2022, surrounded by loving family throughout.
Lloyd Easton Platt was born to John Lloyd Platt and Jeanetta Scott Platt on January 5, 1934, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up with warm, caring parents, siblings, and extended family. He graduated from South High School, followed by service in the United States Army in Korea. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he met his lifelong soulmate, Fern Josephine (Jo) Johnson, and they were married on November 18, 1955, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They have enjoyed 67 years of love, adventure, and romance together. Soon after their marriage, Lloyd entered the University of Utah, where he and Jo persevered through several grueling years of study before he graduated with a degree in architecture. Despite the challenges, Lloyd and Jo loved their time in married student housing at Stadium Village and have maintained close contact with their “study group” friends. Upon graduation, the family—now with three children—headed for California, where Lloyd began his career as an architect. They soon returned to Utah, where he continued to design and supervise the construction of modern-style public, commercial, and residential buildings. His favorite projects were his work as the head supervising architect for the Redlands and Newport Beach temples in California. In 1977, after a series of events culminating in a pivotal game of Scrabble, Lloyd and Jo gathered up seven of their nine children and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where Lloyd worked as an architect for the church for two years. He traveled the country supervising the building of chapels as membership of the church blossomed in Brazil. They returned to Utah and continued to raise buildings and children—now ten. Lloyd was a devoted father. Pull Dad off the Couch was a favorite Sunday night game, and he could be coaxed into making up very entertaining stories that always included a strategic wind storm. After raising the children—eleven in all—Lloyd and Jo spent 2005 to 2007 as service missionaries in the Philippines and 2011 to 2012 preaching the gospel as missionaries in the Manchester, England mission. Lloyd also willingly served in various capacities in the ward and stake. Family life and participation in establishment of the kingdom of God on Earth brought him great joy. He also enjoyed instrumental music of various kinds and painting large abstract oil paintings. His paintings were displayed in several Salt Lake City galleries and accepted in annual shows at the Springville Art Museum; he also had a one-person show at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. He sold many of his paintings and gave many more to his beloved children and grandchildren.
Lloyd was a kind, humble man in his interactions with others and was steadfast and immovable in faith, devotion, and integrity—he will be greatly missed.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Josephine, children Sheri (David) Tesseyman, Randy (Stacy) Platt, Russell (Mary Kay) Platt, Laura (Darrell) Davis, Tracy (Jennifer) Platt, Jeanetta (Colin) Robinson, Steven (Holly) Platt, David (Kaylene) Platt, Nathan (Paulette) Platt, daughters-in-law Tanya (Brian) Platt and Talia (Jason) Platt; brothers, Gerald (Beverly) Platt and John (Shawna) Platt, and sisters, Laurel Bush and Lynn (Elmar) Gudat; 43 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way); many friends and extended family.
Preceded in death by parents, sisters Janet Platt and Myrna Platt Coats, sons Brian Lloyd Platt and Jason Paulo Platt, and grandson Joseph Russell Platt.


My family's thoughts and prayers for your temporary separation from Lloyd. The Platt family has had many impacts on our family through the years with children growing up together, being friends, and having many different experiences with several of them. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Aloha Oe.

- Louise Ohumukini

We love your family!! This was such a wonderful funeral with great tributes from your kids to their dad! Lloyd was always such a kind example to Dave and I! May peace and our Heavenly Father be with you at this hard special time!
Dave and Charlaine

- Dave and Charlaine

Very sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful and talented person. Best wishes to you at this difficult time. Renea

- Renea Beckstrand

Lloyd was always a good example to me and someone I could always depend on to help me out.
One time I and my friends were in a vacant lot behind our house. We were having a mud clot battle with some neighbor kids. Mud clots consisted of uncut grass which had become a weed we pulled out of the ground which had mud clots attached. When we threw them, they would "explode" when they hit something and scatter the mud. It was fun and harmless, but we took it seriously. My mother called me during the battle and told me to come in to practice my violin. I told her we were in the middle of a battle, and could I wait until it was over. She said you come in and I will send Lloyd out to take your place. Lloyd came out and routed our opponents. Thank you for your love and being such a good role model.
I admired Lloyd for working hard to develop his talents and dedicating them to the Lord. He reminds me of the parable of the talents, and the good and faithful servants.
Lloyd and Jo have blessed countless lives through their good examples.
Thank you, Jo, for your wonderful influence in Lloyd's life and in mine. Gerald

- Gerald Platt, a brother of Lloyd.

Lloyd was a wonderful brother and will be greatly missed. . I always loved spending time with him and Jo and my nieces and nephews. Elmar and I were lucky enough to have him design us a beautiful house in the early 70s which is still timeless today. Our children remember it fondly. So glad we got together in California when he was working on the Newport Beach temple. To all the family, please know that we are thinking of you and sending you our love at this time.

- Lynne Platt Gudat