Edward Lewis Coombs, 84, set forth on the next great adventure with his lifelong sweetheart, Marcia, on Tuesday, May 7.
He was born in Salt Lake City, on April 7, 1935, to Lewis B. Coombs and Wanda Wood. He grew up in his beloved Farmington, and he graduated from Davis High. Right after graduation, he served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper. He served in the North Central States mission. From there he attended various universities, majoring in forestry.
He met the love of his life, Marica Leone Martindale, and they married on Sept. 5, 1958, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He served faithfully in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including as a member of the bishopric. He loved being outdoors, especially with family. He liked sharing his life experiences and wisdom. He was a talker — yes, he could talk your ear off.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia; parents, Lewis Coombs, Wanda and Wesley B. Williams; and sister, Sharon Elliott.
He left behind a legacy of one daughter, Leslie (Bob) Severe of Cheyenne; two sons, Kurt (Vickie) Coombs of Gardendale, Texas, and Max (Jenny) Coombs of Waco, Texas; 21 grandchildren, 19 1/2 great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Estelle (Jerry) Stam of Tremonton, Utah, and Julie (Jerry) King of Clinton, Utah; and his fury buddy, Koko.
Visitation will be held at Crandall Funeral Home, 800 Uinta St. in Evanston, on Sunday, May 12, from 3-5 p.m. and on Monday, May 13, at the LDS Chapel at 251 Elm St. in Evanston, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Farmington City Cemetery, 500 S. 200 East, Farmington, Utah, at 1:30 p.m. on that same day.