Edward John Huber, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Magna, Utah on February 21, 2018. He was born April 4, 1929 to Edward John and Ethel Meranda Huber in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Geraldine (Jerry) Eccles on March 19, 1951 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They proudly reared eight children in their Magna home of 60 plus years. Jerry passed away, January 22, 2011.
As a youth, Ed was a member of Scout Troop 1, Wells District, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In March 1946, he was one of the first scouts to register and participate in a six day trip down the Colorado River. He graduated from South High School in 1947 and from the University of Utah in 1951 with a degree in Mechanical/Civil Engineering. He was a member of the University of Utah football team, 1947-1948.
He was drafted in 1951 during the Korean Conflict and stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, army intelligence, Signal Corps of Engineering lab. As a young engineer, Ed was part of the initial crew with W.W. Clyde that surveyed the area for the building of the Glen Canyon Dam. Ed was a successful businessman as owner/operator of Huber & Rowland Construction and Huber Construction. He managed construction projects and developments throughout Salt Lake County and oversaw the construction of at least four LDS chapels in the Magna community. Ed was a member of the local draft board during the Vietnam War and was a trained docent for the LDS Church History Museum.
Ed was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served as Bishop of both the Lake Ridge 3rd and the Lake Ridge 4th Wards. He was known to many as “Bishop Huber” for most of his life. He held other positions in the church, most recently a Gospel Doctrine teacher. He was a faithful home teacher and the doctrinal expert in the family.
Ed and Jerry were a team whether it was knocking down a wall in the house for a new addition, building a swimming pool in the backyard, taking their family on vacations, throwing parties, or buying Christmas gifts. They taught their family the importance of faith, education, commitment, and rolling up their sleeves to do an honest day’s work. They dedicated their lives to serving their family, their church and community.
With a sharp mind, Ed was determined to live this life as long as he could. Never was there a tougher man who beat the odds. He diligently kept the memory of Jerry alive and his family close together.
He is survived by his eight children – Jackie (John) Sudbury, Judy (Karl) Petersen, Cindy (Evan) Wood, Chris (Jerry) Stoker, Geneil (Steve) Stapley, Dee (Liz) Huber, John (Lori) Huber, Ed (Jennifer) Huber – 25 grandchildren (their spouses) and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Glen James Huber. The Huber Family extends their deepest appreciation to Margaret Armstrong for her tender care and service to Ed since August 2017.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m. at the Lake Ridge LDS Chapel, 3151 South 7700 West, Magna, Utah. A viewing will be held Sunday evening, February 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah and on Monday morning, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the chapel prior the service. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
(Grandpa's funeral was originally written by Haley, then edited by Judy and Cindy)