Delbert Gene Briggs

April 4, 1933 — May 13, 2015

Delbert Gene Briggs

Delbert "Gene" Briggs, age 82, returned to his heavenly father Wednesday may 13, 2015 at the Uintah care center in Vernal after a short battle with cancer. Gene was born April 4, 1933 in Manila to Eli and Mary Nelson Briggs. He attended school in McKinnon, Wyoming, Manila, Utah and Graduated from Uintah High school in 1951. After graduating he worked on a ranch until he married Ferl Lamb, November 15 1951 they moved to Green River, Wyoming, where he worked for Union Pacific Railroad until he was drafted in the United States Army in 1953. After returning home in 1955 Gene worked construction before attending Utah State University graduating with a Associates degree in business in 1957. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for 6 years during the construction of Flaming Gorge Dam. He was employed by Daggett County road system for 2 years. January 1, 1967 gene was elected Daggett County Clerk where he served for 28 years. In July of 1998 he lost the love of his life Ferl from a car accident. Gene married Nancy Stratman in November of 2000; she died in November of 2014. He was most proud of his family and loved them dearly; he was a very humble, generous and loving man, a true gentleman and will be dearly missed. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, wives, Brother Don Briggs sister Vedo Olsen, Brother Merrill Briggs and his beloved horse Shadow. Gene is survived by his son Floyd (Peggy) Briggs 3 Grandchildren Scott (Charly) Nikki, Wade (Kali); 7 grandchildren Lexi, Dalton, Trey, Masen, Charlie, Tristan and Bentley. Brother Calvin (Bertha) Briggs sister Arlene (Russell) Griffiths brother Reuben (Cheryl) Briggs Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the Manila LDS Chapel.Family and friends may cal, Monday evening 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary and on Tuesday at the church 9:45-10:45am prior to the services. Burial will be in the Manila Town Cemetery with Military honors from the Lyman Wyoming Honor Guard. In lieu of Flowers please, donate to the Huntsman Cancer Center. Services are under the care of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. www.blackburnvernalmortuary.com
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