Memorial Service

1pm July 12th, 2015

UC Berkeley Alumni House


Share Your Lon Story

Celebrate the life of Lon Spurrier

On June 23, 2015, Lon Spurrier, Olympian, world-record holder, friend to many,
and loving father, passed away. Please join in a celebration of his life in the light-hearted
manner he would appreciate, share memories, and reunite with old friends.

The memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 12th, at 1pm at the Cal Alumni House.

Click here for directions and parking information.

Please take a moment to send an RSVP email, thanks.

No flowers please, but consider a donation to the:

Lon & Ida Spurrier Track Scholarship Fund
Make checks payable to:
UC Regents
195 Haas Pavilion
Berkeley, CA 94720
Note in the memo: “Lon & Ida Spurrier Track Scholarship Fund”

Share your Lon story

Do you have a story about Lon to share?

If so, please email it to stories@lonspurrier.com, and Lon’s son, Randy, will post it on this website.

Also, if you have any photos of Lon that are fun, memorable, or particularly interesting, please send them to stories@lonspurrier.com so they can be posted on this website. Photos will also be used in a rotating photo display at the memorial service.

If your photos are printed, we’d love it if you could scan it, or take a photo of it with a smart phone or digital camera. Best results are obtained with flash off, and with the photo evenly lit. Try placing the photo on the floor or table, near a large window that doesn’t have direct sunlight. You should get enough light for the photo of the photo to be clear enough to everyone to enjoy.

Email your Lon stories and/or photos to:


P.S. The photo at the top of this page tells one story. The day was March 26, 1955, when Lon broke the world’s record in the half mile at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley with a time of 1:47.5. Note the clay and cinder track, and the large gap between Lon and the other runners that day.  This print of the photo included a note in blue ink that Lon had started to draft to Brutus Hamilton, then later crossed it out (presumably there is another print of the photo with the final note to Brutus — this copy was in Lon’s files).