Richard J. Gerber, 80, passed away October 17, 1990, in Bountiful Hospital after fighting a courageous battle with health problems.
He was born August 22, 1910 in Granger, Utah, son of John and Frances Gerber. Married Holline Olive Higbee in 1939 in Salt Lake City. She died in 1956. He married Ila Tucker Brower, 1960, in Elko, Nevada. Dick retired in 1989 at the age of 79, after a lifetime of work, including 50 years of employment with Evans Supply and Intermountain Theater. He installed draperies and was a stage rigger in countless school auditoriums, theaters and churches throughout the Western States, including the Promised Valley Playhouse and Salt Palace Arena in Salt Lake. Member LDS Church. Dick will be remembered for his strong work ethic and his dedication to his job. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed rodeo, cutter horse racing, and particularly watching his grandchildren compete in rodeo and sports events. He was loved and respected by his two families and will be missed by all who knew him.Survived by his wife of 30 years, Bountiful; sons, Gary, West Virginia; and Jan, Salem, Oregon; daughter, Karren Buzzard, Salt Lake City; sisters, Mary Gerber, Portland, Oregon; and Lilly Bleak, Salt Lake City; as well as his wife Ila's four children, Larry Brower, Holladay; Bob Brower, Riverton; Mrs. Evan (Carol) Naef, Bountiful; and Mrs. Graham (Tawny) Babb, Holladay; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Monday October 22, 1:00 p.m. in the South Morgan City Cemetery, Morgan, Utah. Friends may call Sunday evening October 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Bountiful.
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