1934 ~ 2017
Ben Savage, 83 passed away in his home in Tucson, Arizona
early Friday morning, December 1, 2017. He was born on March
6, 1934 in Bicknell, Utah to Jesse Savage and Leah Baker.
He married his beloved wife, Joan Mouritsen Savage in the
Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 25th, 1958. Together they
raised 5 children, Steven (Lorraine), Lisa (Ray) Gundy,
Holly (Glenn) Peterson, Taralyn (Jay) Sorenson, and John
(Mary). He was also blessed to have many grandchildren and
He spent two years serving in the US Army in Germany where
he met his wife. He frequently left the base without leave
in order to spend time courting her and eventually proposed
in the Neuschwanstein Castle.
Shyrl was active in the LDS Church and served three missions
including the British Isles in his youth, the Chicago, Illinois
North Mission, and the Tucson Cannery with his wife later
in life. He was also a great supporter of the church sports
He worked for IBM in San Jose, California for 32 years
as a computer programmer and project manager. He worked
as a contractor for SAIC for a few years until he decided
to remain retired. He was an avid golfer and won many tournaments.
His only complaint was when his unusual name would result
in golfing trophies with skirts on them.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, his brother Kent Savage(of
Heber, Utah), his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters
Thelma Savage, Roween Savage, and Jaleen Taylor of Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December
8th at the Canyon View 10th LDS Ward Chapel, 762 East 1200
North, Orem Utah. Family and friends may call from 9:30
to 10:30 am at the church prior to services. Interment will
be in the Highland City Cemetery. Condolences may be shared
with the family at www.warenski.com
We will all miss Shyrl’s stories and good humor and
look forward to being reunited with him. Until that day
we will hold his memory in our hearts.