Cal ‘Terry’ Tebbs

Cal Terry Tebbs, 84, of St. George, Utah, succumbed to Alzheimer’s as he was surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Mr. Tebbs is survived by his wife of 24.5 years, Josephine Tebbs; children: Monica Stock of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Terry Tebbs Jr. of Cedar City, Utah, Tom Tebbs  of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mary Tebbs  of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jeff Tebbs of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Julie Chauncey of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dallas Tebbs of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Cal “Terry” Tebbs was born in Cowley, Wyoming, in 1934 and was one of 11 children raised and schooled in the farming and ranching community of Cowley by his parents, Cal Meeks Tebbs and Reba Marchant Tebbs.

Terry Tebbs is well known for his accomplishments on the basketball court. His senior year in high school, his team won the state championship in 1952. After high school, Tebbs walked on at Brigham Young University, eventually earning a scholarship and going on to become a standout at BYU.

While at BYU, Tebbs played on a team that was ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation. His senior year, Tebbs was named all-conference, all-district, honorable mention all-American, and Little all-American for players under 6 foot. After his senior year, Tebbs was named the Outstanding Senior Athlete at BYU. In 1981, Tebbs was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame.

After college Tebbs excelled in the publishing and advertising fields mainly working for Highlander Publications in Southern California where he became a partner and leader in the company’s advertising department. He eventually rose to the position of CEO.

Upon his retirement, Tebbs and his wife, Josephine, moved from Southern California to enjoy their life together in the community of SunRiver in St. George, Utah. In St. George, Tebbs continued his active lifestyle, which included golf, motorhome road trips with Josephine and dog, Buddy, and lots of family time with his kids and grandkids. Tebbs continued to follow and love the Utah Jazz and all BYU sports teams throughout his retirement. But most important to him were the games his grandkids would play as he would travel to Las Vegas, California, or throughout Utah every chance he could to watch them in action.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at SunRiver LDS Second Branch Chapel, 4461 South Country Club Drive, St. George, Utah.
  • Visitations will be held prior to service from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church.
  • Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.


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