Logan Herald Journal, 02/06/13
Roy Dean Eck, 87, passed away Feb. 3, 2013. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, to William John and Myrtle Irene Eck in Providence, Utah. Roy graduated from Weston High School in 1943. At the age of 2, Dad moved to Dayton, Idaho, which he always considered his home.
In 1943, Roy left Dayton to work on his uncle’s dairy in Artesia, Calif. He returned to Utah in 1945 to work for the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1946 he returned to Dayton to help with the family farm. In 1949 he went to work at Toole Ordinance Depot. He retired from Hill Air Force Base in September 1980.
Dad enjoyed spending time with his family, helping his brother Bud on the farm, raising cows and gardening.
Roy is survived by his two sons, Blaine R. (Jill) Eck of South Ogden and Denis J. (Betty) Jeffs of Ogden; twin brother Ray (Flora) Eck of Ogden; sister Shirley (Ralph) Corless of Kaysville; and brother Elton “Bud” (Eileen) Eck of Dayton, Idaho. He is also survived by three grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters Evelyn Stotts and Wilma Scheel and brothers Dale and Reed Eck.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th St. in Ogden. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Dayton Cemetery in Idaho.
The family would like to thank his neighbors Mike and Marcia Dennis and Nola Packer for the kindness and friendship they showed dad during the last several years. They would also like to thank the staff of McKay-Dee Hospital and IHC Hospice for their care in his last few days.
Please send the family your condolences and a memory at www.leavitts