Friday, July 31, 2009

John "Jack" Loutensock 1926-2009

Sad news, folks, from Alan Landros today. May the Lord bring comfort to Coach Loutensock's family during this time of loss.

John "Jack" Loutensock
Born - January 16, 1926 - Wilmar, CA (now part of Anaheim)
Passed Away - July 31, 2009 - Orem, Utah

Coach John "Jack" Loutensock passed away suddenly this morning, July 31, at about 9:00 AM at his home in Orem, Utah, at age 83. On July 14, two weeks ago, biopsies were taken from his lungs, which gave the diagnosis of lung cancer in both lungs. On July 22 he went home from the hospital. Being a lifelong non-smoker, it was later definitely determined that the cancer was due to asbestos exposure. This next Tuesday, August 4, Coach Loutensock had an appointment in Salt Lake City at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital for evaluation and discussion of what treatment would be done.

This morning Coach Loutensock was up, and dressed with the help of his wife, Barbara, and son, Brett. His wife suggested he rest on his bed, and as soon as he got onto the bed Barbara and Brett heard him take two deep breaths, and he passed away that quickly.

Jack and Barbara Loutensock both attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Jack held BA and MA degrees. He was also an Air Force veteran. Jack taught in the Burbank Unified School District for 32 years, first at Luther Burbank Junior High, and then for 27 years at Burbank High School, from 1958 until his retirement in 1985. Shortly after retirement he and Barbara moved to Orem, Utah where they still resided. At BHS Jack taught Physical Education, Science, Health and Safety, Driver's Training, and for 17 years from 1958 until 1975 he was the Varsity Basketball Coach.

Until quite recently Coach Loutensock was still very active, and within the last couple of months he and his wife had traveled in their motor home. His passing was sudden and unexpected so soon after his recent diagnosis.

Jack Loutensock is survived by his wife Barbara, of Orem, Utah; son Blyden (BHS '70), of Provo, Utah; son Brett (BHS '79), of Burbank; daughter Wendy Ruff (BHS '80), of Burbank; grandchildren Chelcie, Jason, and Ashlee Loutensock all of Orem; granddaughter London Ruff of Burbank; and great-grandson Paden Roper of Orem. Jack was predeceased by his son, Mark, in 1974 at age 20.

Funeral services will probably be this next Thursday, August 6, at the family's LDS Ward Chapel in Orem, Utah. Burial will follow in Lehi, Utah at the Lehi Cemetery.

Mrs. Barbara Loutensock
182 S. 70 West
Orem, UT 84058

Blyden Loutensock

Here is Coach Loutensock with his teams 1965-67:

1965 Ceralbus Yearbook

1966 Ceralbus Yearbook

1967 Ceralbus Yearbook

Previous post on Coach Loutensock

August 3, 2009 UPDATE

Viewing - Wednesday, August 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sundberg Olpin Mortuary
495 S. State St.
Orem, Utah 84058

Funeral - Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM
LDS Church
114 South 400 West
Orem, Utah 84058

Burial will follow at Lehi Cemetery
1100 North 400 East
Lehi, Utah 84043

August 22, 2009 UPDATE

Burbank Leader
Published: Last Updated Friday, August 14, 2009 10:07 PM PDT

John Lamar “Jack” Loutensock, who was a teacher with the Burbank Unified School District for 32 years, died July 31 in his Orem, Utah, home. He was 83.

Born on Jan. 16, 1926, in Burbank, Loutensock received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1952 and a masters degree from Los Angeles State College, now Cal State Los Angeles.

He was a Burbank High School teacher and 17-year varsity basketball coach. Loutensock’s team won the Foothill League championship in 1965 and 1967 and was a California Interscholastic Federation semi-finalist in 1967.

He also served as a tail gunner in a B-17 bomber and physical education trainer in the Army Air Corps.

Loutensock retired from Burbank High School in 1985. Loutensock is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Newmeyer Loutensock; three children, Blyden and Brett Loutensock and Wendy Ruff; and four grandchildren, Chelcie, Jason and Ashlee Loutensock and London Ruff.

The funeral service was held on Aug. 6 in Orem, Utah and Loutensock was interred in Lehi, Utah.

In lieu of any flowers, the family asks that donations instead be made to the Burbank Center for the Retarded, 235 E. Amherst Drive, Burbank, 91504.


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  2. Yes, made the correction. Thank you, Ashlee.

  3. Thank you!! This post was so nice to read about my grandpa, thank you for writing it!