Edward Carmen Roberts
1922 ~ 2014

Edward Carmen Roberts was born on October 18, 1922 in Holden, Utah to John C. and Florence Stevens Roberts. He was the fifth of nine children. He married Thiele Anderson on June 15, 1948 in the Manti LDS Temple. They are the parents of nine children.Ed was raised on a farm near Holden, UT. Because of the hardships of the depression he left the farm at the age of 15 to seek full time employment in Idaho and later in Washington. A year later, he attended an engineering school in California, working two jobs to support himself. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a chief steward, and witnessed the terrible effects of war throughout the world.

Always a hard worker, Ed excelled at whatever he put his hand to; owning several highway construction companies he conducted business with integrity and honor throughout the Western United States. He held a pilot’s license and enjoyed visiting jobsites in his plane, and flying his children’s birthday parties to experience the favorite airplane roller coaster. Ed was always active in his community serving on the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and as the Mayor of Pleasant Grove.

He was an active member of the LDS Church, and it was at church that he first laid eyes on a "beautiful redhead" who would later become his bride. He was known for his dedicated service in many ward and stake positions in the Church, always set a good example of honesty, and was true to his divine nature as a Son of God. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family especially in the garden. He was a master gardener getting anything to grow in the dried up creek bed he called his garden. Ed was a good mechanic, often knowing the problem simply by listening to the engine. He enjoyed hunting, music, and genealogy work.

Ed is survived by his children: Dan and Julie Roberts of Alpine, Rea and John Christiansen of Pleasant Grove, David and Heidi Roberts of West Salem, WI, Rachel and Derald Terry of St. George, Sherel and Robert Kresge of Pleasant Grove, Mary and Jeff Lloyd of Eagle, ID, and Ramon and Jenni Roberts of Mapleton; sister Jean Lee, Chicago, IL; 38 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thiele; sons: Randy and Steven; grandsons: Jeremy Bartlett and Kenny Lloyd; his four brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral Services will be held on February 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Timpanogous 7th Ward, 300 East and 500 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1176 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and again before the funeral Friday morning from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

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