1949 ~ 2015
Egbert Codner passed away on April 21, 2015, at the age
of 66. He was born in Cortez, Colorado, the son of John
Egbert Codner II and Devon Martha Bell Hansen.
He was the eldest of 9 children, from Monticello Utah.
He grew up on a wheat farm driving a tractor and working
on cars. He was athletic. He wrestled in high school, and
later did intramural wrestling at SUU and BYU. He went to
the College of Southern Utah one year before serving a 2
1/2 year LDS Mission to Chile. After returning from his
mission he earned a physical education degree from BYU.
He married Nancy Trelikes in 1972 in the Manti Temple.
They have 5 children and have lived in Utah Valley from
then on. While attending BYU, he took a job as a printer
for Cleon Skousen. This ended up becoming his main occupation.
He printed for 38 years, and ran a business called MC Printing
where he printed many books, and loved serving people.
He loved drag racing and varsity scouts. He served many
years in the scouting program and earned the Silver Beaver
award. He also earned two 50/20 medallions. He had many
challenges in his life, yet he was the most forgiving and
loving man. He loved his children very much and provided
every opportunity for them, to develop talents, receive
education, and enjoy vacations with the family.
He will be sorely missed by his wife and children. He was
preceded in death by his father, John Egbert Codner, and
his niece Misty Affleck. He is survived by his wife, Nancy
Codner, and children Wendy Opthof, Michael Codner, Janae
(Jason) Williams, Valerie (Rick) Anderson, and Benjamin
(Tiffany) Codner, 10 grandchildren, his mother, Devon Codner
and his 8 siblings.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 27, 2015,
at 11:00 am at the Edgemont 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 4300 North
Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. Family and friends may call Sunday
evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Edgemont 9th LDS Ward Chapel
and also at an additional viewing on Monday morning from
9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment
will take place at the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.