Sherman A. Giles
May 14, 2008
Sherman Alexander Giles, age 88, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, surrounded by family who loved him and will miss him dearly. He was born April 26, 1920, in Heber City, Utah, to Henry Alexander and Flossie Lake Giles. He attended school in Heber and graduated from Wasatch High School.
He was married Sept. 8, 1943, to Kaye Burch in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of six children: David (Tony), Kathleen (Bill) Jardine, Joyce (Sid) Henderson, Lynn (Pearl), Jeanine (Leland) Ruegsegger, and Scott. They also have 28 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Sherman was a farmer and cattleman for 72 years. He was a water master and worked as deputy commissioner on the Provo River for over 40 years. His many civic positions included Heber City Council, Wasatch Planning Commission, president of Wasatch and Spring Creek irrigation companies, and president of Heber Cattleman’s Association.
Sherman served in many church callings including bishop of the Heber Fourth Ward, high councilor, elder’s quorum president, primary teacher and faithful home teacher. Highlights of his life were serving with his wife as a stake missionary and attending the temple weekly.
Sherman is survived by his children, grandchildren, sister Nadine Price, and brother Calvin. He was preceded in death by his wife Kaye (2006); parents; sisters Elizabeth, Leah, Laura May, Erma, and Jennie; brother Glen and great-grandson Myles Sherman Gailey.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Heber Eighth Ward LDS Church, 650 S. 1200 W. (South Field Road), Heber City. Sherman and Kaye provided the land for this beautiful building. Friends may call on Thursday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday, May 16, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the services. Viewings will be held at the church. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery.