Roy Thomas Minert
24 August 1928 ~ 22 October 2016
Viewings: Friday, 28 October from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel at 634 E. 200 South in Brigham City and the next day from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the Brigham City 24th Ward at 650 N. Anderson Dr. (950 East)
Funeral service: Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 in the Brigham City 24th Ward at 650 N. Anderson Dr. (950 East)
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Roy Thomas Minert passed away peacefully on Saturday, 22 October 2016 of natural causes at the age of 88 years. He was born on the family farm at Nelson, Nebraska on 24 August 1928, the fifth child and second son of Glenn Minert and Rosa Alma Simmons. He enjoyed sports and music and met his future wife, Jean Marie Page, in Nelson High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably in Korea until late 1947. Roy and Jean married on 4 July 1948 in the First Presbyterian Church in their home town of Nelson. Roy’s fascination with World War II aircraft motivated him to earn a B. S. degree in architectural engineering at the University of Nebraska. He then moved his family to Long Beach, California to work for Douglas Aircraft. In 1953 he came into contact with missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he and Jean joined that church. They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple in 1954. In 1961, he moved his family to Brigham City, Utah where he was employed by Thiokol Chemical Corporation. From airplanes to rockets to flares and finally to air bags for automobiles, he was a leader in his field and filed several patents. Roy was an active member of his church and served in many callings over the years. Roy was a devoted husband and father, a soft-spoken and kind man, and a friend to many. Following retirement, he and Jean served six missions for the Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, their six sons, David (Ida Faye Davis), Roger (Jeanne Gardner), Brian (Debra Ann Davis), Loren (DeLin Summers), John (Cynthia Haymore), and Daniel (Deborah Farar) as well as 26 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. A viewing will take place on Friday, 28 October from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel at 634 E. 200 South in Brigham City. An additional viewing will be held the next day from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the Brigham City 24th Ward at 650 N. Anderson Dr. (950 East), followed by a funeral service at 1:00. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Heartfelt condolences to the family on the passing of a great man! From: the CrucialSkills Leadership Center team in Malaysia
M Prakash Dass
While it has been a long time since I have spent time around Mr. Minert I do remember well his kindness and patience with two wildly unpredictable boys when Dan and I would play. he never sent us away while he worked on his planes and was happy to make you feel involved. the Minert home is still one of my favorite places to remember and I thank you all as I remember the same qualities in his wife and sons.
Dear John, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.We offer you our thoughts and prayers during this dark time in your life.
Cathia, Dagmar and the Vitalsmarts France team
Dear John, dear family Minert, Amanda and I wish you all the strenght you need. I was fortunate to meet Roy once. God bless you all.
Amanda and Sander van Eijnsbergen
We feel sorry for your loss. A life without parents is a new start. we wish you all the best for the future.
Willeke Kremer en Rene Cramer