Obituary for Edwin Earl Bigler

Edwin BiglerEdwin Earl “Ed” Bigler, of Layton, Utah, passed away in the evening of 08 December 2014, while recovering from surgery at Ogden Regional Medical Center at the age of 76. He was born on 29 September 1938, just outside Basin, Wyoming to Orville Edwin Bigler and Elvira “Ella” Audrey Dobson.

Edwin enlisted in the US Navy at age 18 and eventually retired from the US Air Force, and is a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Edwin received two Masters degrees in Guidance and Counseling, and a BA in Education. He taught electronics and remedial math at Clearfield High School and later taught at Weber Basin Job Corps. He was able to connect with students that other teachers could not reach, was presented with a Teacher of the Year award, and was recognized by the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Bureau of Indian Affairs for contributions in furthering Indian Education.

Ed was an avid family historian who submitted over 16,000 names for Temple work; while stationed overseas, started the first LDS Genealogical library in Frankfurt, Germany; and served an LDS Family History Mission and served in the Ogden, Utah Temple Mission. He was previously a bee keeper and HAM radio operator, loved gardening and fish ponds, and enjoyed bird watching as a member of the Audubon Society.

He was married and sealed to his loving wife, Clara on 15 March 1975 in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. He is survived by his wife and children Natalie (Joe), Ben (Shannon) Storie, Mark (Debbie) Bigler, Chris (Debbie), Doil (Sharon) Storie, Debbie (Dan) Pierce, Vickie (Ken) Adams, Teresa Bigler; siblings Charmayne (Thomas) Kasparian, Donna (Duane) Cecil, Dale (Joanne) Bigler, Bill (Julie) Bigler, Perie (Floy) Bigler, RoseAnn Bishop, Dennis (Ellen) Chadwick, Larry (Deon) Chadwick; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings Alice Bigler, Edith Mae Bigler, Myron (Georgia) Bigler, and Clinton Dean (Wendy) Bigler.

Viewings will be held Friday, 12 December 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Lindquist Mortuary in Layton, Utah and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the LDS Church at 1015 North, Emerald Drive, Layton, Utah. Funeral Services will be held at the same church at 2pm Saturday.

Interment will be at Lindquist’s Memorial Park, in Layton, Utah.

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Would you like to buy Ed’s house?


It was always part of “the plan” to have my mother-in-law move in with us after her husband passed away. That unfortunate event came in December 2014.

Home for Sale: 1369 E Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040

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My wife loves that home, and some of her fondest memories were made there. Now she’s ready to give that same opportunity to a new family.

After Ed passed away, my wife wife hired a renovator to go through the house and make it “like new”. We patched the walls, re-carpeted a few rooms, installed new countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, cleaned out the crawl-space and storage shed, painted virtually everything, and the driveway was even recently replaced.

All that having been said, it’s hard for her to sell it – closing a chapter in one’s life so they can move on to the next isn’t easy. The sooner we can sell this house, the sooner that can happen.

1369 East Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040

For Sale: 1369 East Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040So, what’s so great about this house? Let’s jump right into the vitals!

Location, Location, Location

First of all, this beautiful home is located in Layton, Utah. It’s minutes away from Highway 89 and I-15.

The local church, ball field, tennis courts, soccer field, playground, golf course, and community fishery are just up road. The park is great for kite flying in the Spring, and sledding in the Winter!

The house faces South. You know what that means? No icy driveway! It’s pitched just enough to harvest the sun’s rays to melt most of the snow that falls on it, and keep it ice-free with very little effort! (You have no idea how nice this is unless you’ve owned a south-facing home before.)

That also means half of the backyard, on the North, is shaded, inviting cool afternoons and evenings outside, even on the hottest days. The upper half of the backyard is raised and gets plenty of sun, just in case you like the heat!


You want vaulted ceilings? You got it! How about a romantic wood-burning fireplace in the livingroom? Yup! That’s there, too!

Are you into food storage? There’s a HUGE crawl space (with a cement floor) ready for you to pack all your foodstuffs away for when you need them.

For Sale: 1369 Snowcreek Drive, Layton, Utah 84040How about a garden? It’s already planted with strawberries, two types of raspberries, and a tomato bed (that only needs you to drop in your ‘maters.  There’s a walnut tree, apple tree, and even an asian pear in the backyard, too.

Oversized 2-car garage. Complete with storage cabinets and garage-door opener.

Paved Trailer Pad. If you’ve got a trailer (or a spare car), the RV pad on the side of the house is large enough to park even the longest 5th-wheel – without blocking the rest of the driveway or looking like an eyesore.

Workshop/storage shed. Tucked on the side of the house is a workshop/storage shed for all your tools, lawn mower, gardening tools, and more.

Central Air with Natural Gas Heating. Ed recently had central air installed. The equipment is very new, with very little use on it.

Bedrooms. Four bedrooms (3 on the main floor).

Office. There’s a nice, quiet office in the basement. You could use it as a craft room, storage room, or “man cave”.

Bathrooms. Three bathrooms (1 Full, 2 Three Quarter)

Size: 2,414 square feet on a 0.21 acre lot.


School District Davis
Elementary School E.G. King
Junior High School Central Davis
High School Layton

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Thank you for taking the time to see if this home is right for the next chapter in your life!

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Rest in Peace, Edwin

Edwin Earl Bigler, the man who put in the work researching the content for this website, passed away yesterday, 08 December 2014.


We are holding two viewings for Edwin.

  • Friday, 12 December 2014, 6pm to 8pm at Lindquist Mortuary in Layton, Utah.
  • Saturday, 13 December 2014, 12:30 to 1:30 at the LDS Church on the corner of Emerald Drive and Gordon, in Layton, Utah.

Funeral Services

Ed’s funeral will be held Saturday, 13 December 2014, 2pm at the LDS Church on the corner of Emerald Drive and Gordon, in Layton, Utah.

The Website

We plan on keeping the site online for foreseeable future to help anyone looking for information that Ed researched and collated, as well as to serve as a memorial to this incredible man.

Donations for keeping this site online as long as possible are gratefully appreciated:

We would ask those who would like to express condolences, send flowers, or donate to his final expenses to contact Lindquist Mortuary in Layton, Utah.

Thank you for your prayers.

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