Elmer Junior Laub, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather returned peacefully to his heavenly home on Friday, January 8, 2010. He was born in St. George, Utah on December 2, 1925 to Charles Elmer and Thelma Turnbeaugh Laub and lived most of his life in Las Vegas, Nevada. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. Elmer married his life-long sweetheart and eternal companion, Marilyn Jean Swinke, on April 3, 1946. They had three children and their marriage was solemnized in the Las Vegas LDS Temple on June 24, 1995. In 1999, Elmer and Marilyn relocated to Cedar City, Utah, where they have lived for the past ten years.Elmer was a carpenter by trade and served as the Business Representative for Carpenters Union Local 1780 for many years. Farming and gardening were two of Elmers favorite pastimes; he especially loved raising chickens and growing the biggest and best tasting tomatoes. He also loved the outdoors; fishing the lakes and hunting in the mountains brought him great joy. Later in life, after retirement, Elmer took up golf, finding he had a remarkable talent with golf clubs - not just swinging them, but making them. He was a great craftsman.Elmer was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and he truly enjoyed the time he had to serve as a worker in the Las Vegas Temple. Family was of great importance to Elmer; his family will miss him in this life and look forward to the next, when they will once again be reunited - together, forever.Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Duane, son Donald Ray Laub, and daughter-in-law, Judith Ann Englestead. Elmer is survived by his wife Marilyn, his son Kenneth Duane (Belinda) Laub, his daughter Karen Sue (Dan) Jackman, five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, all of whom he adored.Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cedar West LDS Stake Center, 725 South 1100 West, Cedar City, Utah. Visitations will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West, Cedar City, Utah, and again prior to services on Friday, January 15, 2010 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar West LDS Stake Center. Graveside services and interment will be at 11:00 a.m. (PST) in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1500 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, Nevada., all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.The family would like to thank the Kolob Regional Care and Rehabilitation Center and the Valley View Medical Center for the tender and loving care that our loved one has received.