Former Utah Gov. Herbert Maw was eulogized as a man of exceptional caring and love for his fellow man during the funeral Wednesday.
Maw, who served as governor from 1941 through 1948, died Nov. 17, 1990, in Salt Lake City.Maw's son, Ralph, remembered his father as one who always put the feelings of others first.
"I know few men that were greater Christians," he said. "He loved God, he loved his family, he honored his parents; he loved everyone."
Maw was also recognized as a man who accepted whatever life brought and made the best of every situation. He refused to let things get in the way, be it as an attorney, as governor or as a father and grandfather.
"He made people feel good about themselves," Ralph Maw said. "He was a great teacher and loved teaching."
Long-time friend Eugene S. Bowers said Maw never felt sorry for himself. He said Maw was always reserved, gracious and kind and refused to let his many accomplishments affect the way he treated and responded to others.
Gov. Norm Bangerter said Maw was a leader whose impact on state government is still felt and whose counsel was sought and respected by the governors who followed.
"The testimony of this man is not that he was governor of Utah or did these many great things," Bangerter said. "It was that Herbert Maw was a good man."
Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Council of Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, conveyed a message of sympathy to the family from the First Presidency of the church.
The service was attended by many present and former state government leaders, including former Gov. Calvin Rampton, Rep. Wayne Owens and former Sen. Frank Moss.