OGDEN--Edward T. Case, 72, died peacefully at his home on Monday, November 15, 1999, surrounded by family and friends. Ed died with as much grace and dignity as he had lived. He was a much loved son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He was born April 18, 1927 in Caldwell, ID., a son of Edward and Ida Delyria Case. An Idaho native, Ed graduated from Caldwell High School. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict as a Ship's Engineering Officer, Lt. Jr. Grade. He spent several seasons as a Smoke-jumper out of McCall, Idaho. Ed received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State College.He married Dorothy Godsey in 1949 and they were together 50 years, before he wore out.

Ed moved to Utah in 1958 to work for Morton Thiokol before starting his own Ogden-based engineering firm. He led Case, Lowe and Hart for 27 years and took great pride in the buildings and facilities he helped design. He took care of the people who worked for and with him. Ed was respected for his talent, can-do attitude, and dedication to quality. He was president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Utah 1977-78, a member of NSPE, ASHRAE, and a life member of ASME.

Ed loved spending time with family and friends, telling stories, laughing, and "solving all the world's problems". An avid outdoorsman, Ed had a great passion for the natural world. This past summer, he spent time fishing the West and on an anniversary celebration at Lake Powell with his family. He loved a great game of tennis and a decent round of golf. Ed was simply a good guy, good company, a class act. Ed will be missed by all who had him in their lives.

Ed is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Case, Ogden; four children, Terri Case (Chuck Hansen), Patti Case, and Kimi (Bill) Pederson, all of Salt Lake City; and Mark (Kristen) Case of Park City; five grandchildren, Shane, Corey, Sarah, Caleb and Jesse; his brother Norman, Sacramento, Calif.; his mother and father-in-law, Chet and Alice Godsey, Salt Lake City; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held in Ed's honor on Saturday, November 20th at 11 a.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 253 East 850 South, Brigham City. The family will receive friends and "other riffraff" on Saturday at the Church from 10 to 11 a.m. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ed's name to either The Nature Conservancy of Utah, or a charity of your choice.

Funeral directors, Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary.