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It is with a broken heart that we have to say goodbye to our dad, father-in-law, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, Roy Don Edwards. He suddenly passed away on September 10, 2019 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
Roy Don was born August 21, 1953 in Lyman Utah where he attended Wayne High school and graduated in 1971. He continued his education at Denver Automotive and Diesel College, Dixie College and Utah State. While in college at Dixie he met Julie Lynn and they were married August 10, 1979 in the Salt Lake Temple. Julie took amazing care of him for 32 years.
In 1971 while enjoying his time in Lake Powell, he had a tragic diving accident breaking his neck which left him paralyzed from the neck down leaving him as a quadriplegic. He was told by doctors at that time that he would not live to see morning. He sure proved them wrong living 48 more years.
They welcomed their only son Brandon on March 1982 and he was their best friend from the day he was born.
For being a quadriplegic, he sure accomplished a ton. Becoming a father and grandpa, working on Hill Air Force Base as a Program Manager for 30 years, Cub Master and coaching his son Brandon and his friends in Soccer. No matter how long it has been, those boys still remember Roy. Roy loved to hunt, fish, boat, guns, reloading bullets and camping. Even though he was not able to use his Diesel Mechanic degree to his advantage, he shared his knowledge with others. Roy and Brandon would always be working on something, Brandon doing the hands-on and Roy walking him through EVERYTHING!
For the past 8 years, he has had the opportunity to live with his son, daughter in law and his 2 grandkids, Kimber and Nixen. His grandkids LOVED their papa Roy and he will forever be their Papa.
He is survived by his son, Brandon and Ashlie Edwards of West Haven, and their two kids, Kimber and Nixen; his siblings: Linda and Lee Myers of Billings, Montana; Cindy Ellett of Bicknell; Jeraldine and Wayne Grundy of Annabella; Stella Edwards of St. George; Bobby and Debbie Edwardes of Loa; Russell Edwards of Lyman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Lucile Edwards; and a brother-in-law: Gary Ellett.
He was a very caring, selfless, generous person. Roy, we are not sure how this day has come so abruptly but as you showed us we need to be strong and live on your legacy! We are going to miss the crap out of you and not sure how this void is going to be filled. WE LOVE YOU!!
The family would like to thank his brother, Russell and sister, Cindy, all the friends and other family that helped care for Roy when his son couldn't.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Loa Cemetery. Friends may call for viewing at the Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South in Roy, Utah on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be in the Loa Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.