Richard Ted Gubler passed away, April 13, 2013, from a lingering illness that turned out to be cancer. He was born in Butte, Montana, March 7, 1950, the oldest of five boys, to Ted Laub Gubler and Joyce Wilcox Gubler Snow.
The family moved to St. George, Utah when Richard was only one year old. He attended school at West Elementary, Woodward Jr. High School and graduated with honors, from Dixie High School and Dixie Jr. College.
Richard married Shirlene Hughes on November 22, 1947 (obviously an error in the obituary in the paper). They later divorced, but remained good friends. They had two children Tawni Lynn Gubler and Jason Richard Gubler. Richard’s children were the pride of his life. The time spent with his children was always special to him. Richard especially enjoyed camping with Jason and spending time in the mountains. As Richard got weaker and was no longer able to drive, Jason would check on him to see if he needed yard work done, groceries from the store, a pizza or a treat.
Richard had a kind heart and was quick to help others in need. He started working at an early age, beginning as a dishwasher at the Suger Loaf Cafe and continuing on to Kellwood Co. He drove truck for Rocky Mt. Produce Co. and his brother, Stephen. He worked miscellaneous construction jobs and cut and sold fire wood.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Richard is survived by his children, Tawni and Jason and their mother, Shirlene; his mother, Joyce Snow; four brothers, Stephen (Reta), Clare (Alicia), Douglas all of St. George, and Curtis (Teri) of Apple Valley, UT. He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Gubler.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Middleton Ward Chapel, 807 W. Capilla Rd., Washington, UT. (Green Springs exit #10, go North on Green Springs Dr. for 0.7 miles, turn right on Fairway Dr., watch for the chapels on the right.) There will be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow at the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Richard’s guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com