1935 - 2019
Share LAWRENCE's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
DR. LAWRENCE FOUTZ Dr. Lawrence Cluff Foutz, 84, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, in his home in Las Vegas after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born May 20, 1935, in Heber City, Utah to Harold Briggs Foutz and Pauleen Cluff Foutz. He moved to Las Vegas in 1940, where he attended the 5th Street Grammar School and Las Vegas High School. After attending USC and BYU, he received his DDS degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. In Chicago he met his future bride, of almost 60 years, Lois Jean Humphries. They were married in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1959. After three years of military service in Japan, they returned to Las Vegas in 1962 where Lawrence practiced dentistry for the next 35 years. Lawrence shared his love for hard work, adventure and the outdoors with his family. He was an avid scouter, backpacker, river runner, fisherman, water and snow skier and bicyclist. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as bishop and scoutmaster, among other responsibilities. He is survived by his wife, Lois; and their 10 children: Barton (JoAnne) Foutz, L. Tracy (Lori) Foutz, Jane (Todd) Daines, Eric (Margriet) Foutz, Joan (Randy) MacKay, Harold (Susan) Foutz, Amy (Michael) Eschenberg, Guy (Jennifer) Foutz, Mariam (Russell) Gubler, and Laura (Jeffrey) Archibald; 51 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and by his two sisters, Elva and Alicia. Viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sat., June 8, with services following, both at 1825 N. Hollywood Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89156. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jun. 5, 2019.
Funeral services provided by
Order by phone: (866) 764-7853
Not sure what to say?
6 entries
October 2, 2019
I new of him, more than I knew him. But what I heard of him attached me to him. What a humble great person.

Dewaine M. Brown
June 8, 2019
Larry is 7th from the left in the third row. Mrs. Jamison's 8th grade class at 5th St. School.
I have many fond memories of growing up years with Larry Foutz and many of our friends from the old Fifth Street Grammar School, Las Vegas High and the original First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This photo is of our 8th grade class at 5th St. School - Mrs. Jamison was our teacher. Larry is the 7th from the left in the third row.

My grandfather, George W. Thiriot, was one of Larry's father's fishing friends, and was with him when they got stranded on Lake Mead one time. I don't think my grandfather went out on Lake Mead again after that experience.

Will always remember Larry for his great spirit and his wonderful smile.

Alice Thiriot Waite-Hoffman
Alice Thiriot Waite-Hoffman
June 7, 2019
Goodbye, Dr. Foutz.
When we first arrived here in Las Vegas I remember driving my father to the office on Rancho Place. The trip to the dentist became a delight as the two of you reminisced favorite fish stories and camping experiences. I'm sure the bears in Yellowstone still share the lore of when the Foutzs invaded their forest.
I have no consoling words, but my Dad wrote the following at the passing of a loved one:

We remain tear-stained and saddened
And mourn from day to day
For one dearly beloved
Who has just been called away.

An old easy chair reminds us
Of the loneliness we feel
For the twinkling eyes, the laughter
That are gone and yet still real.

But I wonder if we'd mourn as much,
For the one of whom we're fond
If we could share the happiness
Of those in the Great Beyond.

Though we feel this loss, this parting,
It's much easier to bear
If we draw a mental picture
Of the reunion way up there.

Where a host of friends and relatives
Have welcomed one they love
To a new and better place to live
In God's Heaven up above.

Duane Foutz
Larry Foutz
June 7, 2019
Larry Foutz
June 7, 2019

Mariam and Rus I extend my deepest condolences to your entire family! I know he must have been an awesome father because he raised a wonderful daughter
Saundra Pollock
June 5, 2019
To the family and friends of Lawrence Foutz: I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. God assures us that he is willing and readily available to comfort and support "all those calling on him". (Psalm 145:18)
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences