|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1928|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 2009|
El Paso County
Ned R. Alger, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, died unexpectedly on June 15, 2009 in El Paso, Texas as the result of a fall while vacationing with his family in Los Cabos, Mexico.
He was born on December 28, 1928 in Cleveland, Utah to Carl and LaVerda Alger.
Ned loved being with family and most enjoyed meeting and getting to know everyone. As a young man growing up in Carbon County, he became involved in sports, which interest continued throughout his life. He graduated from Carbon High School in 1947.
While attending BYU on a football scholarship, he met Andrea Johnson and they were married in the Manti Temple in 1951. Shortly afterwards, he was drafted into the Army for service in the Korean War.
Upon his return, he earned his bachelor's degree and began working as a teacher and coach at Pleasant Grove High School, where he won two state football championships.
In 1954, he accepted a position as an Assistant Football Coach at the University of Utah, where they won the Liberty Bowl in 1964.
He continued learning, earning his doctorate degree at the "U" and took a position as an Associate Athletic Director until his retirement in 1995.
Among his accomplishments were tournament director for the NCAA Final Four in 1979 and several first round and regional NCAA tournaments as well as NCAA Gymnastics meets. He has always maintained his ties to the "U," and will be a Utah Man forever!
Ned was a member of the LDS Church and served in many church callings. He was Bishop of the Holladay Twenty-Seventh Ward, a High Councilman and served a mission with his wife Andrea at the Institute of Religions at Dixie College.
With each job, assignment, and activity, Ned took great pleasure in meeting and positively influencing others around him. If given the chance, he could always find a mutual acquaintance in 2.3 minutes. He was famous for the sandwiches he made for family and friends and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife Andrea, his children Suzanne (Tom) Jones, Allyson (Mark) Hanks, Nicole (Mike) Robertson; 13 grandchildren, Steve (Nicole), Griffin, Patrick Jones, Andrew (Rachel), Alex, Aaron Stoddard, Heather (Mike) Barnes, Jared, Laurel Hanks, Caitlin, Conor, Courtney, and Riley Robertson; two great-grandchildren; siblings Ruth Collins, Kirk Alger, Myrna (Jay) Rasmussen, Terry (Janet) Alger and brother-in-law, August Pollastro.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 in the Granite South Stake Center, 2130 East 10000 South, at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call on Sunday, June 21, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Boulevard (7600 South), and on Monday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Chapel.
Interment will be in the Holladay Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009.
Holladay Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jun 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38858616