Lorin Don Briggs, our beloved father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 92. Don was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah on March 23, 1929, the second of five sons of Clyde Leroy Briggs and Esther Thompson Briggs. \nDuring Don’s growing up years he found music was one of his talents and passions. He loved to play the piano and was mentored by LaMar Peterson an accomplished pianist and teacher who had a piano studio above the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City Utah. He spent many hours in the studio practicing and sharing his talent with others throughout his life both as a pianist and accompanist.\n\nDon was extremely intelligent and a great advocate of education. He attended West High School then continued his higher education at the University of Utah and Weber State University where he earned multiple Bachelor’s and Master degrees: Bachelor and Master’s of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Mathematics, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a commission to West Point Academy.\n\nDad served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. He began his service as a buck private and advanced through the ranks of Private, Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant, finishing his service with the rank of Captain. Durning his time in the service he met LaRayne Pearson. They courted and were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 18, 1953. \n\nDon was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had the opportunity to serve in several Bishoprics and on the Stake High Council. He shared his musical talent as a temple organist for several years and a ward organist for many decades. Dad will always be known as a truly gifted pianist. All who have heard him play, recognized this gift and delighted in his music.\n\nHe is survived by his three children: Melanie Pratt (Mark), Randall Briggs (Karla), and Camille Briggs; seven grandchildren: Kristine (Alex), Matt (Sarah), Rachel (Jake), Amy, Scott, Stephanie, and Jenny (Jacob); and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Frank. He was preceded in death by his wife LaRayne, parents, and brothers Rulon, Merrill, and Richard.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Brownstone Chapel in Murray, 6410 South 725 East. Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing to be held from 9:00 a.m.to 9:45 am prior to the service at 10:00 am.\nInterment will be at the Murray City Cemetery in Murray, Utah (5490 S Vine St).\n\nDonations to Don Briggs Memorial Account at Mountain America Credit Union.