Gene Eldon Luke
March 9, 1940 -
September 23, 2021
Gene Eldon Luke was born on March 9, 1940 to a loving family in Helena, MT and passed away surrounded by family September 23, 2021 at his home in Draper, UT. A legitimate country boy, he grew up in the outdoors and was an avid fisherman, marksman, camper, and adventurer. He joined the National Guard as a young man and was certified as a scuba diver while working at the atomic energy site in Arco, ID. He put his skills to work helping our country figure out how to deal with nuclear reactors underwater. After serving his country, he started in business where he distinguished himself by rising through the ranks from accountant to CEO of Cream o' Weber dairy products.
His professional life was great but his commitment to God and family was his highest priority. A life long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was active in scouting and served in several callings. He was a mentor and leader both outside and inside his family and church. He was known for calling family members seemingly at random to check in and lend a supportive ear despite any struggles that he was enduring. Connection with family was paramount to him and he bridged many divides to play an integral part in the lives of his children and step children. Dad, we appreciate this and honor the bonds you forged and sustained.
Gene is survived by his wife Janice (Jan), brother Dale, children Garth, Shaméy, Jason, Chantel, and stepchildren Julie, Jennifer, Jeffrey, and Jeron. He thrived being a grandpa and great-grandpa. We are all loved by him and will all love and miss him until we gather again as an eternal family.
Viewing will be held Friday October 1, 2021 at 10:00AM followed by funeral services at 12:00PM at the LDS Church located at 12353 S 600 E Draper, UT.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 26 to Oct. 3, 2021.