Category «People»

Thomas Larry Williams

Our dear husband, father, and grandfather Tom was called home by his Heavenly Father on September 9, 2017. His family prepared him for a peaceful night’s rest, and he soon slipped away at age 80. He was born the second of four children to Alex B. and Edith Warren Williams on January 2, 1937. It …

Bayli Thompson – Obituary

Bayli was born on September 4th 1991 In Orem Utah. On August 18th 2017 we lost the most kind, smart, loving, giving talented beautiful person. She will be missed by her parents Kyle and Kelli Thompson, Kyle and Amy Harding, Her Grandparents Kirt and Susan Bussio, Terry and Norma Thompson, Ken and Kay Adams, Art …

Ellen Nellie Pucell Unthank statue

ELLEN (NELLIE) PUCELL UNTHANK Ellen (Nellie) Purcell was born November 6, 1846 in Tintwhistle, England. At 9 she, with her parents and sister Margaret (Maggie), 14, began the trek from Iowa to Salt Lake Valley in 1856 with the Edward Martin Handcart Company. Early snows overtook the company, both Nellie’s parents died on the trail. …

Robbie Potter

Robbie Potter is the coach for the Canyon View High School (CVHS) boys varsity basketball team. He led the 2015-16 team to the state semifinal game vs Juan Diego. Coach Potter is a graduate and former player of Cedar High School.

Top 100 Famous People of Cedar City

We’ve started a list of the top 100 famous people of Cedar City (People who live here now or who used to live here. People famous to residents or famous to non-residents). Alphabetized by first name. Who do you think should be added to the list? Ally Condie – Author Brad Sorensen – First SUU

Henry Lunt

Henry Lunt was born in Wrenbury, England. He immigrated to Utah in 1850. He was the first person named to settle Cedar City and was the president of the company of 36 men and 11 wagons that first arrived here on Tuesday, November 11, 1851, in a blinding snow storm. Henry Lunt twice served as the …

Fred C. Adams

Fred C. Adams is the founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 1961. He resides in Cedar City and attended BYU. Fred’s wife Barbara Adams passed away in 2008. Fred was awarded the Madeleine Award.

Gerald R. Sherratt

Gerald R. Sherratt was a former mayor of Cedar City and former president of Southern Utah University. He founded the Utah Summer Games. He died July 8, 2016.