08 June 2012

Death info on LeRoy Huber

LeRoy Huber
Photo from the personal albums of Della/Gene Nyberg
Cropped from a larger image

According to these documents the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 1 Apr 1897- Midway, Wasatch, Utah
DEATH: 21 Sept 1988- Lapoint, Uintah, Utah
He was 91 years old when he passed away.

Roy's daughter, Doris, wrote this about her father's closing chapter in life (date unknown):

"In August of 1988 Dad caught a cold that seemed to linger longer than usual, so Martin took him to the doctor in Vernal and he admitted him to the hospital on August 28th.  He steadily went downhill from there.  He said he wanted to go home to die, so I took him home on Sept 1st.  He got so he couldn’t eat and soon dehydrated.  We took turns staying with him so mom wouldn’t be alone, as she wasn’t able to take care of him alone.  There was someone there 24 hours a day.
Doug and Rhea were serving a mission in Fair Oaks, CA and were given permission to come home and see Dad.  They arrived about 9:30 a.m. on September 21st.  Rhea went in by the bed, and said, “Dad, it’s Rhea, I’m home”.  He opened his eyes, smiled, and nodded his head like he understood, and went into a deep sleep and peacefully passed away at 1:40 p.m. that same day.  He was 91 years old."

Obituary:
SOURCE: Deseret News 1988, Sept 23, p.24-G
Obituary transcribed:
LeRoy Huber
LAPOINT- LeRoy Huber, age 91, of Lapoint, Utah died at his home on September 21, 1988.
He was born April 1, 1897 in Midway, Utah, son of Henry Albert and Margaretha Abegglen Huber.  He married Vera Johannah Taylor October 22, 1924 at Lapoint, Utah.  Marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  He was a farmer and rancher.  Veteran of World War I, U.S. Army.  He worked as a miner and a farmer and rancher.  Member of the Lapoint Ward.  Served in many positions including Lapoint Ward Bishopric and Sunday School Superintendency.  He was a great fisherman.  Leroy has been a wonderful example to his children and grandchildren.  He taught them to work hard and be good citizens.  He will be missed by all his friends and family.
Survived by his wife, Lapoint; sons and daughter, Mrs. Loris (June) Wooley, Lapoint; Mrs. Douglas (Rhea) Merkley, Heber City; Dean Huber, Vernal; Mrs. Dean (Doris) Sessions, Vernal; Dr. Clayton Huber, Provo; Martin Huber, Lapoint; Mrs. Brad (Joann) Nelson, Ioka; 41 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services Saturday, 11 a.m. in the Lapoint Ward Chapel.  Friends may call at Thomson's Vernal Mortuary, Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior at the Ward Chapel.  Burial: Lapoint Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion.
*Punctuation and spelling corrected by me wherein I was aware.

 Local obituary:
NO SOURCE
Found in the personal albums of Della/Gene Nyberg?
Likely from Vernal Express 1988, Sept
Local obituary transcribed:
Lapoint man dies at 91
LeRoy Huber, Lapoint, died at this home Sept. 21, at the age of 91.
He was born April 1, 1897 at Midway, to Henry Albert and Margaretha Abegglen Huber.  He married Vera Johanna Taylor Oct. 22, 1924 at Lapoint, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS temple.
He was a farmer, rancher and miner, and a veteran of WWI, U.S. Army.  He was a member of the Lapoint LDS ward, serving in many positions including the bishopric and Sunday School superintendency.  He enjoyed fishing, and taught his children how to work, and be good citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Lapoint; three sons and four daughters, Mrs. Loris (June) Wooley, Lapoint; Mrs. Douglas (Rhea) Merkley, Heber; Dean, Vernal; Mrs. Dean (Doris) Sessions, Vernal; Dr. Clayton, Provo; Martin, Lapoint; Mrs. Brad (Joann) Nelson, Ioka; 41 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 24 in Lapoint.  Interment was in the Lapoint cemetery, with military honors by the American Legion.
*Spelling and punctuation corrected wherein I was aware.

 Funeral notice:
SOURCE: Vernal Express 1988, Sept 28, p.4
Funeral notice transcribed:
LeRoy Huber dies at age 91
LeRoy Huber, 91, passed away September 21, 1988 at his home.
He was born on April 1, 1897 to Margaretha Abegglen and Henry Albert Huber in Midway, Utah.
He married Vera Johannah Taylor in Lapoint, Utah.  Marriage was solemnized in Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple.  She is still living.  He was a veteran of W.W.I., U.S. Army.  Worked as a miner, farmer and rancher, member of the Lapoint ward, served in many positions.
He was a great fisherman, and has been a wonderful example to his children and grandchildren.
Members of his family include wife of Lapoint, three sons, and four daughters, Mrs. Loris (June) Wooley, Martin Huber, of Lapoint; Dean Huber, Mrs. Dean (Doris) Sessions, of Vernal; Mrs. Douglas (Rhea) Merkley of Heber City; Dr. Clayton Huber of Provo; Mrs. Brad (Joann) Nelson of Ioka, Utah.  He had 41 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 24, 1988, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lapoint Ward Chapel.
Bishop Martin T. Huber conducted the services, family prayer was by Loris Wooley, prelude and postlude music was played by JaNae Wilcken, invocation was by Robert Merkley.
"The Vacant Chair", was sung by JoAnn Nelson and Roma Jean Farnsworth, accompanied by Jeannette Nelson with remarks by Bishop Martin T. Huber.  A medley of songs were sung by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, accompanied by Beth Huber.  Speaker was Bishop Douglas Merkley.  A violin solo was played by Valorie Farnsworth, accompanied by Roma Jean Farnsworth.  President Clayton Huber spoke.  "Love One Another", was sung by his granddaughters and great-granddaughters, accompanied by Beth Huber.  Benediction was given by Larry Murray.  Dedication was given by Dean Huber.  Interment services were in the Lapoint Cemetery.  Military honors were given by the American Legion.
Honorary Pallbearers were Glad Wooley, Kevin Merkley, Robert Merkley, Duane Huber, Rick Huber, Danny Sessions, Gary Batty, Phillip Huber, Douglas Huber, Brad Huber, Kevin Huber, Kent Nelson, Jason Nelson, Brent Nelson.
Pallbearers were Cloy Wooley, Chris Merkley, Kerry Huber, Gary Nelson, Steven Huber, Dee Sessions, Blaine Huber.
In charge of flowers was the Lapoint Ward Relief Society.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Vernal Mortuary Funeral Home.
*Spelling and punctuation corrected wherein I was aware.

Funeral program:
From the personal albums of Della/Gene Nyberg
Headstone:
Headstone located in the Lapoint Cemetery, Lapoint, Utah
Photo taken by me, July 2012.
Photos of the funeral can be found on THIS post.

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