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Gary Walter Steadman

February 6, 1936 — March 31, 2024

Tooele

Gary Walter Steadman, born Febuary 6,1936, in Bennion Utah to Albert Walter Steadman and Oneda Tischner Steadman passed on Easter morning, March 31, 2024, in his home surrounded by members of his family. He loved to tell his children that the day he was born was a cold snowy day, and he had to go out and shovel the snow so the doctor could get in to see his mother, who was sick in bed.

The family moved to Tooele, Utah when Gary was 8 years old. When he was nine he rode his bike back to Bennion from Tooele to visit his friend Val Player. Gary graduated from Tooele High School, fulfilled a mission to Norway, returned to Utah State and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in engineering. He served as President of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, President of the Interfraternity Council, served on the Student Council and was selected to “Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Gary met his first wife, Sharon Wardle at Utah State, they were married and had four beautiful girls their mother Sharon passed away very unexpectedly. Gary then quit his job as an aerospace engineer and returned to the family recreational business. He met Mary Potter Smith and her three beautiful children and they were married. Together they had a baby boy to make a grand total of eight children.

Gary returned to the aerospace industry after a few years and retired in the early 90’s. Gary served in many capacities for his church, including scouting, Young Men’s organization, and as Bishop of the Tooele 6th Ward, Tooele Stake. Gary and Mary have since worked for several years in the Salt Lake Temple and served a mission to the St. George Temple Visitors Center.

Gary’s siblings are Elaine Watkins (Jack) both deceased, Nolan Steadman, deceased (Christie), Shauna Steadman, and Bruce Steadman (Lynda). His children are Julie (Steven) Lyman, Diana (Andrew Sr.) Law, Lori Barcon, David (Michelle) Steadman, Jamie Baird (deceased), Teri (Alan) Edmunds, Jana (Floyd) Yorgason, and Michael Steadman. His posterity includes 29 grandchildren, not including spouses, and 31 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

There will be a viewing at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 South 200 East, on Sunday, April 7, from 6 to 8 pm, and the next morning, Monday, April 8, at 10 am with the funeral at 11 a.m. Internment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Didericksen Mortuary.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

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Monday, April 8, 2024

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Monday, April 8, 2024

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