The Ogden FamilySearch Library is honored to welcome Lynn Arave as our speaker at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Room 12 .
Born in Ogden, Lynn Arave attended Roy High School and served an LDS Mission to England-Bristol. Lynn graduated from Weber State University with degrees in Communication-Journalism and Human Performance. While at Weber State, he ran track and cross country for the Wildcats, as well as being the Signpost school newspaper sports editor for 2 ½ years and belonging to Delta Phi Kappa Fraternity.
He worked for the Deseret News for 32 years, first as a sport writer, then as a feature writer and lastly as a City Desk reporter/editor. He covered Utah radio stations for 26 years and reported on General Conference and the LDS Church for 18 years. He also wrote regularly about other religions in Utah, the outdoors and hiking, Lagoon Amusement Park, plus historical features. Another of his assignments was to pre-write obituaries on LDS Church Presidents and General Authorities and other VIPs in Utah.
After retiring from the Deseret News at the end of 2010, he wrote for the Ogden Standard-Examiner for three years, reporting on Syracuse City and having a weekly history column, “Ogden History Bin” on page one of the Standard.
Lynn currently works part-time for Layton City Administration, as a news specialist, doing the City’s newsletter and stories on the City’s webpage. He also has an occasional history column in the Deseret News. He has written 5 books, three are in print and two are on-line only. One book is “Walking Salt Lake City” (co-written with Ray Boren) and another was the Church’s official “Rededication: History of the Ogden, Utah Temple, 2014,” (co-written with Janai Ott).
He also has a number of blogs, including “The Mystery of Utah History,” utilized often by many Utah fourth and seventh grade Utah history classes.
Lynn lives in Layton, with his wife, LeAnn Flygare Arave. The couple has four children and two grandchildren.
His presentation will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in room 12 of The FamilySearch Library Located at 539 24th Street Ogden, Utah. For additional information or questions please call 801-626-1132.