Heaven gained a giant of a man this morning. We are 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!\nWe love you dad! Rest in peace and I hope there is a side x side up there for you to ride to explore heavens beauty.\nEdward Ray Scherick passed peacefully into our Heavenly Fathers presence on February 28, 2021. He was born to John and Letha Faye Scherick on July 19, 1942 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He moved to Sunnyside Utah when he 5 was years old so his dad could continue working in the coal mines. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Price Utah in 1960. Ed continued his education at Utah State in Logan, Utah and College of Southern Utah in Cedar City Utah, 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.\nEd 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, Utah; Kanab, Utah; El Centro, California; Montrose, Colorado; Monticello, Utah (Area Manager); and Dillon, Montana (Area Manager). Along the way they had six children, Amberli (still born), 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 him as their Bishop, community activities and chasing their kids all over the state of Utah to their many many sporting activities. No distance was too far for them to travel.\nAfter he retired from the federal government, they moved back to the place where they spent the most time and that felt like home, Monticello, where both Ed and LaVee worked for the county for an additional 10 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 missions in the church’s employment center, 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 discovered the joy of UTVing with their riding buddies. They also enjoyed following all their grandkids in their many activities.\nEd 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.\nEdward was 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\nEd requested no funeral be held. A viewing will be held March 5th from 6-8 pm at the Cedar North Stake Center, 95 North 2125 West, Cedar City, Utah 84720.\nA short graveside service will be held at the Annabella, Utah Cemetery March 6th at noon under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.\nSocial distancing will be observed, please bring and wear a mask.\n \n\nTo plant Memorial Trees in memory of Edward Ray Scherick, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.