Dennis Gubler

This is Dennis’ mother’s obituary:

Nov. 21, 1924 – July 18, 2018

On July 18, 2018, our beloved angel mother Cleo Beulah Hunt Gubler passed away surrounded by her family in St. George, Utah.

Mom was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Independence, Idaho, to Max Elias and Beulah Anderson Hunt. At a young age, Mom was taught to care for a large family as she was the oldest of 12 children. Her father and mother taught her the importance of faith, commitment and love of nature and of music. Mom’s family moved to Ivins when she was a teenager and it was there that she caught the eye of Wendell Roosevelt Gubler. Dad often said that she was the prettiest girl in town. In June 1942, she married her love in the St. George temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their union of almost 73 years was one of love, honor and respect for each other, their children and grandchildren. Mom genuinely welcomed everyone into her home as family and loved all of us the same.

During their early years of marriage, Dad spent 39 months in the Air Force serving his country while Mom was at home taking care of their oldest son and making their home livable. What a glorious Thanksgiving Day when Dad returned home to be with his family forever. Mom always worked around the clock taking care of her family, fulfilling church responsibilities and giving piano lessons to many. When Dad worked for Rocky Mountain, oftentimes late at night you would find Mom chauffeuring Dad to and from different locations as he worked on trucks with mechanical issues. She would drive while he slept, and she would sleep while he worked so that she could drive him home safely.

Mom was a faithful and devoted member of the LDS church where she served in many callings: organist, ward and stake Relief Society President, ward and stake Primary Presidencies, a beloved and never forgotten Sunday School teacher and committed Visiting Teacher. Mom and Dad served in the Shivwits Branch for 12 years and also served as successful full-time missionaries in the New Mexico-Albuquerque Mission.

Her family Ron (Sue) Gubler, Barbara (Dennis) Morwood, Linda (Delwin) Wilson, Dennis (Sirpa) Gubler, Bruce (Kalyn) Gubler, Wendell (Peggy) Gubler, 36 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren and almost 32 great-great-grandchildren are honored to call her “Our Mom and Grandma” and recognize what an elect lady she is and the wonderful legacy that she leaves us. She is also survived by her sisters Ann Duncan, Carmen Barrett, RaeDean Hartzell, Bonnie Salami, Susan Perry, brother and sister in-law Brent H. (Darlene) Gubler, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Mom was welcomed to her heavenly home by her sweetheart Roosevelt; two infant daughters, Deborah and Patricia; two grandchildren Brenda Kay Morwood and Delwin Kyle Wilson; her parents Max and Beulah Hunt; brothers Jay, Dee and Gary Hunt; sisters Joyce Hughes, Joy Hardy and Colleen Sorensen; her father and mother in-law Harmon and Myrtle Gubler, and other extended family members.

Funeral services

  • Services will be held Monday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at the Center Street chapel on 15 N. Main Street in Ivins.
  • The viewings will be Sunday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah and Monday, July 30, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Ivins Center Street Chapel.
  • Interment will take place in the Santa Clara City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

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This is Dennis’ father’s obituary:

Our Dad, American Soldier & Hero, Wendell Roosevelt Gubler passed away Saturday, March 14th surrounded by his family at the Veteran’s Home in Ivins beneath the “Big Red Mountain” that he has always called home.

Roosevelt was born August 2, 1922 in Santa Clara, Utah to Harmon and Myrtle Laub Gubler. In 1925, his family moved to Ivins where he spent his life living, learning and loving. His father and mother taught him the importance of faith, commitment, and hard work. In June 1942, he married the love of his life, Cleo Beulah Hunt, in the St. George Temple. Dad always referred to Mom as his “Sweetie”. Their union is one of love, honor and respect for each other, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

During their early years of marriage, Dad spent thirty nine months in the Air Force serving his country. What a glorious Thanksgiving Day when he returned home to be with his family forever. Through his military service he grew to love his country and served it with honor and dignity. His example of patriotism and love for his country are some of his most admirable qualities. Another wonderful quality was his strong work ethic. He could work around the clock. During the day he was a mechanic for Rocky Mountain Company, and in the evening he was a farmer. However, he always had time for his family, friends, and neighbors.

Roosevelt was a faithful member of the LDS church where he served in many various callings: as a counselor in several bishoprics, Sunday School teacher, Young Men’s program, Home Teacher, Bishop, Branch President at the Shivwits Branch, and a full time missionary with his wife in the New Mexico-Albuquerque Mission. He also served as an Ivins City Councilman and Mayor for eight years.

His family, Cleo Buelah Hunt Gubler (Wife), Ron (Sue) Gubler, Barbara (Dennis) Morwood, Linda (Delwin) Wilson, Dennis (Sirpa) Gubler, Deborah Gubler (deceased), Bruce (Kalyn) Gubler, Wendell (Peggy) Gubler, and Patricia Gubler (deceased) are honored to call him “Our Dad�. He is also survived by his brother Brent H. (Darlene) Gubler and many grandchildren.

Roosevelt was welcomed to his heavenly home by his two loving infant daughters, Deborah and Patricia; his parents, Harmon and Myrtle Laub Gubler; his brother Stanley L. Gubler; his sister Matha Gubler Chesney; 2 grandchildren, Brenda Kay Morwood and Delwin Kyle Wilson; and many more extended family members and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, March 21st, at 1:30 p.m. at the Center Street Chapel 15 N. Main Street in Ivins. The viewings will be Friday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George Utah and Saturday, March 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center Street Chapel. Interment will take place in the Santa Clara City Cemetery with Military Honors.