On the evening of July 30, Ned passed away at his home in New Harmony, Utah. Ned was surrounded and comforted by the ones that he laughed with, lived for and loved at the time of his passing. He was born in the town of Cedar City in Iron County, Utah, on Dec. 29, 1948. He was the fourth child and second son to Arlon Cannon and Mamie (Grant) Huntsman.
After graduating from Cedar City High School, Ned spent time in the Coast Guard where he developed a deep love for his country. Upon completion of his service, he went on to receive his welding degree from Southern Utah State College and then used his skill at Rice Machine shop for over thirty years.
In 1983, Ned met the love of his life, Jana Grant. They married on Oct. 15, 1983, in the St George Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent 33 happy years together. He enjoyed working in his orchard, serving in the St. George Temple and being with his dogs. His real passion in life, however, was his family, where he devoted his life to providing and caring for them.
Ned was preceded in death by his parents, Cannon and Mamie Huntsman; his brother Dennis Huntsman; and sister Vicki Huntsman Lefevre. Survived by his wife, Jana; children Brian (Bobbie), Jason (Kristin), Heather (Rob) and Matthew (Samantha); 12 grandchildren; and sister Brenda Huntsman Clark.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the services of Intermountain Homecare and Hospice of Cedar City — especially the efforts of Bob Groeke and Becky Solomon.
- Funeral services will be held honoring Ned on Saturday, August 6, at 11 a.m. at the New Harmony Ward Chapel. 12 S. Main St., New Harmony, Utah.
- A viewing will be held prior to the service that Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.
For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Southern Utah Mortuary online.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.