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Roy "Pug" Urie

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Roy "Pug" Parry Urie

Cedar City

Pug was born in Cedar City, Utah on April 17, 1920 to Thomas Roy and Winifred Parry Urie. He was educated in the Iron County public schools and later attended Branch Agriculture College (BAC) where he earned a two-year certificate in 1940. He went on to serve in the Pacific Theater - US Navy CB's in WWII for over three years. On June 7, 1947, he married Hazel Parks from Richfield, Utah. They became the parents of four daughters and two sons.

Pug was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in various callings. His community service was long and varied also. He served as a City Councilman, on the Livestock Show Committee for 45 years. Served on a 3-man committee to build the Woods Ranch Recreational Facility, Scoutmaster, Umpire for the Little League, Worked with the Veterans Organization to build the original race tract at the south end of town. Has been on the city planning commission for 10 years, was a strong supporter of local schools. An Iron County Commissioner, served a 3-year term on the College Alumni Council, and was currently serving the Five County Aging Council. Served as a Rotary Club President, worked with a group to organize a water conservancy district in Iron County and worked tirelessly with a committee to create the WWII Veterans Memorial, dedicated in 2009. Professionally he worked for and retired from US Steel. After retiring he established a land surveying business. In 1979, Governor Matheson appointed Pug to the State Board of water Resources, where he served for 17 years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, being with and entertaining his grand and great-grandchildren. Pug has always been well known for his love and commitment to family, friends, work, community and county.

Pug is survived by his children; Douglas & Hollie Urie, of Cedar City, UT., Janis Frank of Albuquerque, NM., Marie & Alan Adams of Parowan, UT., Adele & Matt Clark of Diamond Valley, UT., Ann & Jim Blackner of Cedar City, UT., Wayne & Tracie Urie of Ferron, UT., 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Carol Woodbury and Barbara Bergstrom. He is preceded in death by his wife Hazel, son-in-law Charles Frank and grand-daughter Erin Adams, and borthers Ern, Scott, Dick and sisters Alice and Winnie.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 11:00 am at the LDS 2nd Ward located at 250 South 900 West, Cedar City, Utah. Viewings are Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5:00 -7:00 pm and Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 9:30-10:30 am at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West, Cedar City,Utah. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP).

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2012
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