Ned E. Shurtleff, 78, passed away on August 19, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 2, 1919 to Guy Leonard Shurtleff and Mary Ellen (Leona) Homer. Ned lived in Salt Lake and Provo as a youth. Due to the failure of his family's business during the depression, the family moved to Nevada. The family worked on the Hoover Dam project, then moved on to the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington. They eventually moved back to Provo to open a restaurant business. Ned attended schools in Utah, Nevada, and Washington graduating from Grand Coulee High School.Ned was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. After the war Ned started the Shurtleff and Andrews Crane Rental and Heavy Rigging company using a Veteran's Loan to buy a used Osgood Crane (which he later restored to it's original condition). He brought Max Andrews, and his brother Paul in to the company as partners. The company was Ned's life for many years. He sold his interest to his brother Paul in 1982 and retired. He came out of retirement, buying a ranch in Afton, Wyoming and started the Shurtleff Equine Center. As with everything else he worked hard to learn all about the horse business. He eventually sold the ranch and retired, spending summers in Afton, Wyoming and winters in southern California. Due to health reasons he moved back to Salt Lake to be near his family in 1994.

Ned led a full life being married four times. Married Betty Stevens in October 1938, they had one daughter, Judy. They were later divorced. Married Barbara Roberts. They had three boys, Robert, Michael, and James. They were later divorced. Married Beth Jensen, later divorced.

Ned is survived by his wife, Verda Leavitt Shurtleff, Salt Lake City; his daughter, Judy (Larry) Carter, Riverton, UT; his son, Mike Shurtleff, Salt Lake City; two grandchildren, Tracy (Jeff) Done, West Jordan, Utah; and Scott Carter, Long Beach, CA; and five great-grandchildren, Melinda, Kimberly, Stephanie, Jeffrey Done, and Clint Carter; brother, Paul, Provo.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Robert and James; one brother, Bob.

Graveside service will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Saturday August 22, 1998 at 12 p.m. Viewing to be held prior to the service from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Salt Lake City.

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