April 6, 1940 - October 22, 2016
Ernest Jan Eberhard, 76, died of cancer on Oct. 22, 2016 at his home in Sandy, UT. He was born April 6, 1940 in Logan, Utah to Ernest Eberhard Jr. and Nevon Olsen Eberhard. He attended schools in Preston, Idaho and always considered Preston his hometown and Cache Valley as his favorite place on earth. He graduated from Utah State University in Forest and Range Management, and spent most of his working life with the Bureau of Land Management. He retired as Chief of Biological Resources in the Utah State Office in 2000. He married Dineen Choules on March 6, 1969. Ernie enjoyed working as a volunteer. Member of the BLM state wild horse gather and adoption team and donated many hours to the wild horse program in the last years of his career. Following his retirement he volunteered at the Utah Museum of Natural History, the Utah State Library for the Blind, and at Red Butte Garden. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is survived by his wife Dineen, daughters: Julie Eberhard and Lisa Nicole (Jason) Mendenhall, and four granddaughters: Kaia, Bryn, Nicole, and Caroline Mendenhall whom he loved very much. He is also survived by three sisters, Collette (Chuck) Howard, Carolee (Neil) Strong, and Holly (Clint) Staples and two brothers, Randy (Lois) Eberhard and Kim Eberhard. Ernie often expressed his gratitude for a very interesting and full life. He was full of curiosity and a life-long learner. He was especially grateful for the opportunity to travel to every place on earth that he really wanted to see. He is looking forward to being with his friends and family again. The family wishes to thank CNS Hospice for their excellent care. We especially thank our dear nurse Susan. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Granite Ward LDS Chapel, 9245 Quail Run Drive, Sandy, UT 84093. Visitation will be held from 11:30-12:45 and the service will begin at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute donation to Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Ernest Jan Eberhard, 76, died of cancer on Oct. 22, 2016 at his home in Sandy, UT. He was born April 6, 1940 in Logan, Utah to Ernest Eberhard Jr. and Nevon Olsen Eberhard. He attended schools in Preston, Idaho and always considered Preston... View Obituary & Service Information
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