Lance spent most of his early life in Colorado, California, Virginia, and Utah. Growing up, Lance loved nature and was active in the Boy Scouts of America.
After his graduation from high school in 1972, Lance served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He received training in demolition and combat engineering, but was primarily engaged as a driver of heavy equipment and large trucks. He was honorably discharged in 1978.
Following his military service, Lance worked at a variety of jobs, including truck driver, welder, machinist, carpenter, heavy equipment operator, video technician, computer repair technician, and assistant technician in a nuclear power plant.
In the late 1980s, Lance settled in Moab and served the community as a handyman. With his background he could fix just about anything mechanical. Lance loved to work on projects and to help other people. He was a source of endless information and loved to converse with friends and strangers on any topic under the sun.
Lance loved all animals, but was especially fond of birds and cats. He was an avid reader and his hobbies included woodworking, gardening, monitoring the weather and police scanners, and writing letters to the editor of the Moab newspaper. He took pleasure in sharing his books, and in cutting and delivering locally grown roses to several Moab businesses, and to any lovely ladies he encountered along the way.
On the exterior, Lance often appeared to be a cantankerous character, but on the inside he had a warm and caring heart. Lance is survived by his cat, Fluffy, and sorely missed by his good friends.