Edward Ray Scherick
July 19, 1942 ~ February 28, 2021
Heaven gained a giant of a man on February 28. His family is so proud to call him dad! He will be missed greatly! There will be an empty spot in the bleachers where he sat cheering on his kids and especially his grandkids!
We love you dad! Rest in peace, and we hope there is a side-by-side up there for you to ride to explore heavens beauty.
Edward Ray Scherick passed peacefully into our Heavenly Father’s presence on February 28, 2021. He was born to John and Letha Faye Scherick on July 19, 1942 in Steamboat Springs, CO.
He moved to Sunnyside, UT when he was five years old so his dad could continue working in the coal mines. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Price, UT in 1960.
Ed continued his education at Utah State University in Logan, UT and the College of Southern Utah in Cedar City, UT, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Science.
Cedar City is also where he met the love of his life in LaVee Dalton and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They were married in the Manti Temple June 11, 1966 for time and all eternity.
Ed used his education to start his career working for the Bureau of Land Management where he spent time all over the west, including Cedar City UT, Kanab UT, El Centro CA, Montrose CO, Monticello UT (Area Manager), and Dillon MT (Area Manager).
Along the way they had six children, Amberli (stillborn), Shawn, Chaleece (Jesse), Justin (April), Travis (Sharilee), and TyAnne (Isaac).
Along with those came his pride and joy of many grand and great-grandchildren.
Together they spent their early family life in the military, where Ed served his country in Vietnam and Texas.
They spent their later years in church service – many people still think of Ed as their Bishop – in community activities, and chasing their kids all over the state of Utah to their many, many sporting activities. No distance was to far for them to travel.
After he retired from the federal government, they moved back to Monticello, the place where they spent the most time and that felt like home. Both Ed and LaVee worked for the county for an additional ten years.
After they retired from the state, they moved back to where they met in Cedar City to be closer to their kids.
In retirement they found many things to keep them busy, including serving a mission in the church employment center, as Director of the family history center in Cedar City, and serving in both the St George and Cedar City Utah temples, giving many years of service, mentoring other temple workers, and being great examples to their family.
They also enjoyed making new friends and discovering the joy of UTV-ing with their riding buddies. They also enjoyed following all their grandkids in their many activities.
Ed was a great example to his family and all those he came in contact with. He spent many hours mentoring and teaching young men in the church and in the scouting program, showing them gospel principles by service and example. The gospel and his family meant everything to him.
Edward is proceeded in death by his parents John and Letha Scherick, in-laws Leo and Velda Dalton, daughter Amberi Scherick, brother-in-law Van L. Dalton, and son-in-law Jesse Carter.
Ed requested no funeral be held. A viewing will be held on March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cedar North Stake Center, 95 North 2125 West, in Cedar City, UT. A short graveside service will be held at the Annabella, UT Cemetery on Saturday at noon.
Social distancing will be observed, please bring and wear a mask.