A wonderful, much loved, respected, caring, honest, good human being, Kurt Allison Parker Laub, 61, of Salt Lake City, passed away Friday, November 5, 1999. He was a gentle and loving soul. Heaven truly has no favorites.

Born July 3, 1938 to Curtis B. Parker and Mary Jo Mittenzewie in Los Angeles, California, where he lived until age 8. Mary Jo, Kurt and stepfather, Clifford W. Laub then moved to Burley, Idaho. Kurt graduated from Burley High School and Brigham Young University with degrees in Art History and Political Science. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service and S.A. Healy Company where he traveled throughout the world. Kurt was a successful art and antique appraiser for the last 25 years of his life. Kurt will be remembered as an animal lover and a great nurturer; he never met an animal he didn't love and want to bring home.Kurt is survived by his wife, Robin Butters-Laub; father and stepmother, Curtis and Margie Parker of Mission Viejo, California; mother- and father-in-law, Sharon and Kay Butters; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Wendi Butters and Harry Lee, Penni and Paul de Haan; nieces: Kaitlin and Jessie; nephew, Dalton, uncles, aunts, many good friends and kindred spirits. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo Laub and stepfather, Clifford W. Laub.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Bountiful City Cemetery.