Mack Gilbert
Broomhead Funeral Home - Riverton
12600 South 2200 West
Riverton, UT
Mack Gilbert
1943 ~ 2020
On Wednesday, 24 June 2020, Mack Gardiner Gilbert, our beloved husband, dad, pops and grandpa passed away peacefully at his home in Ephraim, Utah at the age of 76 following a battle with cancer.
Mack was born on 15 November 1943 in Ogden, Utah to Melvin and Valentine (Gardiner) Gilbert. On 21 August 1987 Mack married his sweetheart Barbara Furner Gilbert, and later sealed in the Jordan River Temple on 21 January 1993.
Mack is survived by his wife, Barbara Gilbert, their children, Tadd (Elyse) Ipsen, Barry Mack (Katerina) Gilbert, Kimberley (Todd) Hightower, Wendy (Eric) Karkoska, Cyndi (John) Coyle, and Allyson (Chris) Corros and their 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
He was an avid ham radio operator since the age of 13. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in Florida. He attended Weber State University after he enlisted in the Air Force and served his country in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He received his business management degree at the University of Phoenix. He loved traveling, had a sweet tooth and adored his family.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm at Pioneer Park, 100 North 75 West, Ephraim, UT 84627.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 South 2200 West, Riverton, UT 84065. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11 am at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South 1700 W (Camp Williams Road) Bluffdale, UT 84065
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Published by Deseret News on Jun. 28, 2020.
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Celebration of Life
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Pioneer Park
100 North 75 West, Ephraim, UT
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Broomhead Funeral Home - Riverton
12600 South 2200 West, Riverton, UT
Graveside service
Utah Veterans Memorial Park,
17111 South 1700 W (Camp Williams Road), Bluffdale, UT
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Broomhead Funeral Home - Riverton
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Viewed the videos and loved the reverence/respect from the VFW and USAF. So glad to have gotten to know him a little bit. A wonderful man!
Coral Cooper
July 21, 2020
I am saddened by Mack's passing. I have known him both as a co-worker at Utah Power and as a fellow Ham. Even though we have been out of touch for several years I have always felt privileged to have him count me as a friend. My condolences to the family and all who knew him.
Hall Blankenship
July 2, 2020
Dear Barb and family, please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Macks smile and loving, kind nature.
The Golson Family
July 1, 2020
Mack left an impression on me when I was 13 years old working for Carter Supply company in Ogden, Ut. For 60 years I have remembered Mack as K7HEN. A friend and example who encouraged me to learn and get an education.
Thanks Mack for you friendship. My condolences to his family in his loss. I am sure in will keep in touch on the airways.
Elden Swainston
June 30, 2020
Barbara and family, we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mack. Wonderful memories of spending time with you guys; as well as our years as neighbors. You are dear to our heart and we send our sympathy at this difficult time. In our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Celeste Giron
June 28, 2020
I had my boys come over when Mack and Barbara were packing up to move from Magna to Manti area. I know that Mack surely appreciate my son Collin lifting the very heavy batteries for Mack's radio system. Mack and I got along and he is a true brother. Sorry for your loss Barbara and we pray for the Spirit to be with you and your family. God Bless, Love Jeff and Jeanene Senten.
Jeff Senten
June 28, 2020
Barbara, I am so sorry to hear that Mack passed away. I want to offer you my sympathy and condolences. May God pour his blessings down upon you. You will be in my thoughts.
Monte Neff
June 28, 2020
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