Edward “Ted” Favero died on Monday, January 8, 2024 at his home in Kaysville, Utah due to complications of congestive heart failure. He beat cancer and valiantly battled Parkinson’s disease. He was born on April 15, 1934 in Taylor, Utah to Giovanni and Hazel Favero. He was the 11th of 14 children and grew up on a farm, where he learned how to work hard and to take care of everything he had.
Ted loved playing baseball from a young age. He played on his high school, college, and army teams as a pitcher and at 1st base. He also organized a competitive softball team and he continued to play regularly, often 3 times a week, into his 50s. He also loved to watch the Jazz, the Aggies, the Wildcats, the Utes, the Cougars, the Yankees or just about any other team on TV, and especially enjoyed watching his grandson’s and great grandson’s baseball games.
Ted graduated from Weber High School where he was named the most “well-groomed” in his school. He later attended and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in marketing. He served honorably in the U.S. Army for three years from 1959 to 1962 as the company clerk of his unit. He had the distinction of getting the German measles while serving in Germany!
Ted was a successful shoe salesman throughout his life, and he spent countless hours behind the wheel of his cars and SUVs so he could visit customers and build and maintain relationships. He was deeply involved in the lives of those he worked with. For many years he worked for Uniroyal and Stride Rite selling Keds. He was honored for his work, including recognition with several national salesmanship awards. He spent the latter part of his career selling for Propet in the western United States. He finally retired fully when he was 85.
Ted fell in love with a radiant beauty named Nancy Fowles. They were married on October 12, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for 66 years. He missed her so much that he joined her in heaven just 9 months after her death. Ted and Nancy adopted three children. He loved and supported and cared for them, as they did for him, throughout his life. He also loved and supported their spouses, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren in sports, life events, school programs and plays. And he spent many nights camping in the motor home and many days boating or engaged with them in other outdoor activities. You could always count on grandpa to have treats in his cupboard and cherry chocolate chip ice cream in his freezer (usually alongside a couple of pheasants awaiting taxidermy). Ted was also a favorite brother or uncle for dozens of extended family members across multiple generations. He was proud of his Italian roots as a member of the Favero family and was always happiest when he was together with his family at a Memorial Day BBQ, at a baptism or mission farewell, at Thanksgiving dinner, at a summer reunion or Christmas party at the Taylor ward, or on the annual Favero family deer hunt in the mountains east of Ogden. His family represented everything that was important to Ted.
The title of the hymn “Because I Have Been Given Much, I Too Must Give” was a motto for Ted throughout his life. He freely gave shoes, money, homemade popcorn, vegetables from his garden, and his time and attention to everyone he knew. He put the interests and needs of others ahead of himself and his own needs and he always showed up in support of those he loved.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, by his parents and 12 of his siblings. He is survived by his children, Shelley (Marc) Bennett, Chris Favero, and Pam (Jason) Lunnen, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one brother, and by numerous extended family members.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 17, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family at the mortuary on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10: 30 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be at the Hooper City Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Chris Quilter, Ted’s physical therapist for the last three years. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ted’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in support of efforts to find a cure.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Ted's obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com