Gillies Funeral Chapel

 

Edward Anthony Tugaw, Jr.

December 23, 1942 ~ July 6, 2017

Viewings: Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and on Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Academy Conference Center, 58 North Main Street, Brigham City, UT

Funeral service: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Academy Conference Center, 58 North Main Street, Brigham City, UT

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, at 1:00 p.m.

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BRIGHAM CITY - Edward Anthony Tugaw, Jr., passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 23, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Dr. Edward A. and Muriel Peterson Tugaw. Ed graduated from Olympus High School in 1961, he attended the U of U and participated in the ROTC. Ed spent 14 years in the Army Reserve, where he was a drill sergeant. He also graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Ed married his high school sweetheart, Lynn Timpson Tugaw on July 8, 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was employed at Thiokol as a cost accountant in 1971 bringing the family to Brigham City. Ed was a member of the ski and tennis club. He became a project manager before leaving to pursue a career in real estate. Ed proudly gave 40 years to the Realtor Family serving as President of the Brigham-Tremonton Board of Realtors, 3 times, the President of the Utah Association of Realtors and on the National Association of Realtors Board of Directors and committees for many years. Ed has been honored with many awards including, Realtor of the Year of the local board and state association. Realtor Active in Politics, Presidents Award, Distinguished Service Award and Life Time Achievement Award. He believed in giving back to the profession, to the community and helping others achieve success. Ed served on many committees in Brigham City including Habitat for Humanity, Planning Commission, Rotary, and the Brigham City Chamber of Commerce. Ed was a 32nd Degree Mason of Amity Lodge 23 in Brigham City. He was a long time member of the Elks and received the Elk of the Year Award and a member of the Eagles. Ed loved spending time at his cabin in Bear Lake and riding his Harley. He will be missed by friends and family. He was a faithful attendee of Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Brigham City. The family would like to give a special thanks to, Steve Barsuhn, Pastor of Rocky Mountain Bible Church, Brent Gillies of Gillies Funeral Chapel, Access Home Care and Hospice, nurse Lori Gillies, Elaine, Angel, Diane, Bart and Valerie for their special care and Dr. Vincent Hansen, Dr. John R. Markeson, and staff at McKay Dee Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Habitat for Humanity, Pregnancy Care Center, Box Elder Family Support Center or Meals on Wheels. Surviving are his former wife, Lynn Tugaw of Brigham City; twin daughters, Stefanie (Gary) Madsen of Honeyville, UT; Tiffany McCarty (Doug Wootton) of Idaho Falls, ID; six grandchildren, Anthony, Justin, Ashley, Hans, Max, and Madilyn; step daughter, Hailey (Jeremy) Trapier and their daughter, Gemma of Tacoma, WA. He is survived by his brother, Bill (Bobbi) Tugaw of El Dorado Hills, CA; sister, Tanya (Lowery) Power of Kona, HI; sister-in-law, Karen Tugaw Fitch of Salt Lake City and his dog Lola. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jay Tugaw. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Academy Conference Center, 58 North Main Street, Brigham City, UT. Viewings will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and on Friday at the conference center from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, at 1:00 p.m. where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.


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We met Ed on a vacation in Jamaica and then had the pleasure of traveling with him to Paris and Amestrdaam. He was a beautiful soul may he Rest In Peace.

Orna Bratt

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Ed was such a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. He was a great boss, friend and most importantly a great human being. I am sorry for your loss.

Julie Nelson

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Ed was amazing and a terrific friend! I am grateful to him. He blessed my life when I was down. I'm sad for you, his family, and will pray for comfort for all of you. He left a great legacy of love and commitment to blessing those who were less fortunate. I'm grateful for the opportunity to know and love him. May God bless each of you with comfort.

Bobbi Kaiser

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Hi Karen, I was saddened to heard about Ed when I read it in the newspaper today. Like they say, he fought a good fight. I am thinking of you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Phyllis Willardsen

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Was very surprised and sad to hear of his passing. Pat and I are thinking about Lynn and girls. We have some great memories from the old days.

Bob Cushman

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Tugaw Family, We are so sorry to hear about the death of your Father. Our prayers are with Ed and all his family. God bless and be with you,

Pauline and Deacon Bob Bambrick

 

 

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