Charles Bruce Stubbs

March 9, 1930 — March 21, 2024

Draper

Charles Bruce Stubbs

Charles Bruce Stubbs, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother passed away peacefully at age 94 on March 21, 2024, in Draper, Utah, surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on March 9, 1930, in San Jose, California to Peter Stubbs and Elizabeth Ehlers Stubbs and moved to Utah in 1932 where he spent most of his life. He was married to Linda (Lin) Duckworth on July 23, 1964, in the Manti Temple and enjoyed 60 happy years by her side.

He served his country for two years during the Korean War as a military police officer and switchboard operator. He was a gifted artist and found his niche in landscape painting while studying art at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He was a lifelong educator in the arts. He started his career as a high school art teacher at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City where he met his fellow teacher and future sweetheart, Lin. Shortly after their marriage, he went to work for the Utah State Office of Education where he worked as the State Visual Arts Specialist until his retirement in 1995. While working for the state, he co-authored the book Art is Elementary which became a foundation for art education in the state.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including bishop of the Butler 9th Ward in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. He served multiple missions with Lin where they taught and served full time in the Salt Lake City South Mission, taught religion classes in the Salt Lake County jail system, worked in the addiction recovery program, and served at the Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City. He also served as a temple worker, as a docent at the Church History Museum, and as a volunteer at Welfare Square.

He loved to travel, and he loved to watch sports – especially BYU and the Utah Jazz. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was happiest when surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They lit up his world, and he lit up theirs. He loved big, and he was a shining example of what it means to love the Lord and to love thy neighbor as thyself.

He is survived by his wife Lin, his children Mitzi (Deon), Scott (Jill), Chuck (Rachelle), and Nate (Haley), his sister Jeanne, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 29th at 11:30 am at the LDS meetinghouse located at 607 E. Rocky Mouth Lane in Draper, Utah. For those who are unable to attend in person, a live stream of the services will be available at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/99634324022. A visitation will be held at the same meetinghouse on Thursday, March 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the day of the service at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.  Cannon Mortuary Funeral Directors.

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