Lillian LaVon Steadman Tessem

April 23, 1949  ~  December 23, 2013

LaVon Tessem, 64, of Lindon, our loving wife, mother, bestemor, and mormor returned to her loving Father in Heaven on December 23, 2013. She was born April 23, 1949 in Murray, Utah as the fourth and last child to Glenn LaMont Steadman and Lillian Viola Bowles Steadman.

When she was 16 years old, LaVon’s dear mother passed away. This experience led to a deepening testimony for LaVon of Heavenly Father’s Plan of Salvation and the truth that we will see our loved ones again.

She graduated from Jordan High school in 1967.

LaVon served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1970-72 in the Norway Oslo Mission where she met her future husband, Atle Tessem. LaVon and Atle were married and sealed for time and all eternity on May 22nd, 1975 in the Salt Lake City Temple and enjoyed 38 wonderful years together.

LaVon loved spending time with and talking to her five children and 15 grandchildren. She loved Norway, all things Disney, and I Love Lucy.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and dedicated her life to serving her family, friends and neighbors. LaVon had a talent for helping people feel individually valued and loved.

She is survived by her husband, Atle Tessem; her five children, Jeffery Sivert (Kathleen) Tessem, Tiffany Marit Tessem (Jason) Benedict, Melinda Marianne Tessem (Taylor) Jones, Scott Mikal (Jessica) Tessem, and Troy Stefan Tessem; 15 grandchildren; her brothers, Jack (Mary) Steadman and Gary (Karen) Steadman.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Shirley (Fana) Fotofili.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Lindon Fifth Ward Chapel, 610 West 100 South, Lindon.

Family and friends may attend visitations Monday evening from 6-8 PM at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and on Tuesday at the church one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Olpin Family Mortuary

December 30, 2013, 4:44 pm-

Dear Atle and Family,

Thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time. LaVon is a dear friend, a friendship that will last into the eternities.

- Glen and Marion Ingebrigtsen, Salem, Oregon

December 30, 2013, 3:01 pm-

Dear LaVon !

I just want to say thank you for your dear friendship, and for all the good memories we have together. I belive we will meet again some day. Your friend for ever, Turid.

- Turid Hansen, from Norway

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