Roland Webb

"A Man of Integrity"

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Roland Worth Webb, age 87, returned to our Heavenly Father early Friday morning, August 3, 2007 in Bountiful, Utah. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Roland lived a simple, wonderful life. He was born in Rockland, Idaho September 29, 1920 and grew up in Wyoming herding sheep. He served his country honorably in World War II and came home to marry his sweetheart, Bessie Pulham. He was a good and decent man. As the patriarch of a large and loving family, Roland exemplified the virtues he espoused and instilled in his children.

The most important, most precious thing in Roland's life was his family. He loved holidays, boating in Lake Powell, and St. George getaways, any excuse to gather as a family and spend time together. He made Christmases a magical time, establishing traditions that his children and grandchildren carry on today. He loved to go fishing in Alaska with his boys, to sit back with a good Louis L'Amour book and let them haul up the big halibut, and will always be remembered as the Patriarch of the Prevaricators, a unique fishing club.

He loved to travel and explore the world with his sweet companion of 61 years, Bessie. Together they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Town, South Africa, one of their happiest memories. They established traditions of love, service, and instilled in his children the importance of gathering.

As founder and president of Galaxy Outdoor Advertising, Roland was a hard working provider. All who knew him admired his integrity and knew he was a man of his word. Even more so, he had a delightful sense of humor, one of his most endearing qualities.

Roland is survived by his 10 children, Pamela (John) Cook, Dennis (Martsie) Webb, Janine (Dan) Neville, Curtis J. (Cynthia) Webb, Ruth (Nathan) Cheney; 24 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Joint funeral services will be held for Roland and Bessie 10 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2007 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr. A viewing will be held Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial.

The Webb family would like to thank those kind and patient workers and health care providers who have assisted Bessie and Roland during their illness, particularly Sarah, Maria, Trevor, and Tammy. Special thanks is given to Suzy Putz, a ministering angel, who spent countless hours rendering service in the same manner Bessie once did.

Love would not separate them, even in death.