Garry Heber Steck

January 3, 1934 – February 10, 2016

Garry Heber Steck, age 82, beloved husband, loving companion and best friend of his wife, Carol Johnson Williams Steck, quietly passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at his home in St. George. Garry was born in Manti, Utah, on January 3, 1934, to Edward and Ellen Oberg Steck. He is preceded in death by both parents and a sister Colleen Heaton.

At the age of eight the Steck family moved from Sanpete County to Magna, Utah, where Garry played varsity football and participated in track. After a time in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Camp Gordon George, he attended the University of Utah. Garry enjoyed writing (fiction and non-fiction), flying airplanes, movies, music and off-roading with his wife and friends in the beautiful southern Utah wilderness areas.

He was a generous man, with a kind and loving heart. He was without guile. Garry persevered many trials and challenges in life and yet never became cynical, but instead always maintained a positive can-do attitude. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Johnson Williams Steck; a son Jason Steck (Minnesota); and four stepchildren: Matthew William (Pam Giller) of Alexandria Virginia; Andrew Williams (Boulder, CO); Kelly Badianne (Jean-Jaques) of Abuja, Nigeria; and Kimberly Williams (Asheville, NC). He is also survived by a sister Virginia Shelley (Lloyd) of Cedar City, and a brother Clair Steck (Nancy) of Seaside, Oregon. He leaves behind six beautiful grandchildren, Anea, Theo, Juliette, Jacques-Cesar, Jasmaine and Margo.

Funeral Services

  • A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at noon at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
  • There will be a gathering at the mortuary one hour prior to services.

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