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Steven Lee Ingleby

December 12, 1947 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 70)

Steven Lee Ingleby

Steven Lee Ingleby passed away on May 29, 2018, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Steve was born in SLC, UT on December 12, 1947, to Kenneth and Joan Ingleby. He graduated from Skyline High School and served a LDS mission in Belgium and France. He married Jean McCullough in the Salt Lake Temple and together they raised five children.

Steve had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed guiding family, friends, and numerous youth groups on hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and skiing excursions.  Moab and Snowbird were his Disney Land. His kids still wonder why anyone would wait in line for a roller coaster when you could have double the fun bombing trails on a mountain bike or carving fresh lines through Utah powder. Steve found remarkable peace and solace in Nature, especially when enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

He loved to travel, especially in Europe and the British Isles.  The south of France, with its rolling fields of vibrant flowers and hilltop, medieval cities, held a special place in his heart.  He had a deep love of culture, literature, and fine art. As a voracious reader and lifelong student, he left behind a massive collection of books his family will spend the next decade carting off to their final resting places. He took up writing in retirement and produced multiple family histories and a brief, two hundred and seventy page memoir.

As a life long Ute fan, he bled crimson red at countless University of Utah football and basketball games. After a loss, he was known as a fearsome parking lot warrior and scared many a fellow fan with his aggressive driving.

Steve graduated from the University of Utah with a Juris Doctorate and started a career as an Attorney. He specialized in real estate and banking law. Steve worked for Keith Romney Associates, Suitter, Axeland and Armstrong and Callister, Nebeker and McCullough. Ironically, Steve was never fond of the law and his real passion lay in Marketing and Business. Steve started incubating a laser refurbishment and manufacturing company on the side in 1987 and left the law in 1992 to work at National Laser full time. He ultimately split with his partners in 2003 and returned to practicing law. He continued to dabble in small business and real estate investing until retirement. In his memoir, Steve remarked, “It has always been amazing to me that career choices often come about serendipitously rather than pursuant to a plan we carefully formulate and act upon.”

After retiring, Steve and Jean served a LDS mission at the Salt Lake Observation and Assessment Center and Girls Transition Center.  There they met dozens of youth with whom they instantly felt a sweet and loving connection. Each week they helped host a fun activity and taught a Christian Sunday school class. After class on Sunday, they were given time to talk and counsel with the wonderful young people and Steve was allowed to offer LDS priesthood blessings upon request. They were humbled by each person’s heartbreaking story and amazed at their resilience. They served with several dear friends and met some wonderful new ones along the way. 

Most of all, Steve loved his wife, children, grandchildren and his great friends. He spent his life in dedicated service to them and others.  Steve is survived by his wife Jean, his five children Adam (Ann), Nicole Jerman (Michael), Christopher (Aracely), Aaron (Carla), Joshua (Melanie), and twelve grandchildren Brant, Tyler, Jacob, Rhett, Chase, Maya, Marissa, Kyle, Alexa, Avan, Laney and Caroline (with one more on the way).

A funeral will be held Monday, June 4, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Butler Hill Chapel, 2695 East 7000 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Friends may also attend a viewing at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on June 3, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please go outside and enjoy the beautiful mountains and red rock canyons that Steve so dearly loved.


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