Eldon Richard Hibbard

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Elden Richard Hibbard, passed away suddenly in his home at the age of 77 on Sept. 13, 2016.

Elden was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Ely, Nev. to Eldred and Elva Hibbard. He was the youngest of three boys.

After graduating from White Pine High School in 1957, Elden pursued his studies at Brigham Young University. After graduation from BYU he enlisted in the United States Army. Towards the end of his enlistment at Fort Lewis, Wash., he met his future wife on a blind date.

Elden married Florence Louise Forstner on July 31, 1965 in Ely. They have three children: Patricia, Pamela and Robert.

Elden worked as a general foreman at Kennecott Copper Corporation until his medical retirement in 1983. After retirement, he moved to Boulder City, Nev. where he pursued his passion for golf. He volunteered for over 23 years at the Boulder City golf course.

Elden will always be known for his immaculate yard, love of fishing and voracious reading. More importantly, he will be forever remembered by his family for his dependability, generosity, integrity, selflessness, hard work and humorous stories.

Elden was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Kay. He is survived by his wife, Florence of Parowan, Utah and brother, Gary of Shoshone, Idaho. He is also survived by children Patricia (Mark) Weller of Cedar City, Utah, Pamela Hibbard of Henderson, Nev. and Robert Hibbard of Salt Lake City, Utah.

In addition, he is survived by his seven grandchildren: Amanda (Daniel), Alexander, Ryann, Kassidy, Avery, Abigail and Jacoby.

And let us not forget his beloved cat, “Smokey.”

Memorial services were held on  Sept. 19, 2016 at the Parowan Southern Utah Mortuary (15 East 100 North, Parowan, Utah).

Arrangements are under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.elden-hibbard-obit