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 –