Sherman Walter Mabey




September 7, 2008


Sherman W. Mabey passed away at his home in South Jordan, Utah on September 7, 2008. He was born March 28, 1926 to Walter Amos Mabey and Ethel Ione Hicken in South Jordan. On June 16, 1948, Sherm married Bonnie Joan Neel in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in South Jordan where they raised their four children and spent almost 54 years building a life together. Sherm graduated from Jordan High School and from the University of Utah with a degree in electrical engineering. He served in the United States Navy during World War II was employed for forty one years by IBM in the field engineering division. His loves included his family and the farm. He loved to spend his time farming on the family farm in South Jordan. He was a member of the Utah Farm Bureau, and the farm is registered as a Century Farm. Sports were another life-long interest. He played or coached sports for the majority of his life, including playing Church basketball and fast pitch softball and coaching his sons and grandsons. If there was a game at Bingham High School, Sherm was there to lend his support to the team. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he sang in the Church choir for the majority of his life and shared his talent at missionary farewells, Church or memorial services. Music was a joy for him. He is survived by children Rolayne (David) Hansen, Modesto, California; Karen (Kent) Johnson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Steven ( Janet) Mabey, South Jordan, Utah and Brian (Bernice) Mabey, Page, Arizona; sister, Helen Burgon and brother, John Hicken (Velma) Mabey; twenty-four grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; parents, Walter and Ethel Mabey; sisters, Arlene Mabey and Janice Miner, and grandson, Alex Walter Hansen. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 12, 2008, 2:00 pm at the River Ridge 2nd Ward, 10194 South 1000 West. Friends and Family may call Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 S.) from 6-8 pm and Friday 12-:30-1:30 pm at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church in Sherm’s Memory at 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1501.