January 23, 1914 ~ March 11, 2011
Hollis Gilbert Hullinger, 97, of Roosevelt, beloved husband and father, died of natural causes on March 11, 2011, at the Uintah Basin Rehabilitation and Sr. Villa.
He was born January 23, 1914, in Vernal, to Winfield Scott Jr. and Emma Theresa Lybbert Hullinger.
He was raised in Vernal, learning to work on the family farm, growing in family, community, and church activities. As a young man, he sheared sheep with his brothers in Idaho, Wyoming, and Cardston, Canada. He attended one year of college at BYU.
Hollis married Elaine Goodrich, October 6, 1938, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died September 12, 1983. He married Grace May Miller Bowman on June 23, 1984. She died September 20, 2008.
Hollis and Elaine made their home in Roosevelt, where he ran a service station for a few years, with his brother, Owen. He later worked at the Post Office and then his entrepreneurial nature took over. He had his own service station, then a GM/Buick dealership, insurance agency, sold farm tractors and implements for Power Horse, Minneapolis Moline, sold securities, and had the Pepsi Cola and 7-Up bottling franchise for 17 years.
He served on the Roosevelt City Council, on the School Board for many years, and as Mayor. He was also on the State Land Board, Utah State School Board, President of the Utah Idaho (Softdrink) Bottlers Association, and various other appointed boards for over a period of 20 years.
He held many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as called, as Stake President, Stake Patriarch, Bishop -twice, and as an Ordinance Worker and Sealer in both the Provo and Vernal LDS Temples. He received Scouting’s Silver Beaver Award. He took seriously the charge to be civic and spiritually minded. He made this world a better place for having been here. He tried in every way to be an honorable person.
He was a good father and loved his fellow man. He always had a handshake and a warm greeting for all.
Hollis is survived by his children, Gilbert (Alice) Hullinger, Roosevelt; Faye (Hugh) Girsberger, Sandy; David (Elaine) Hullinger, Provo; Phillip (Sharon) Hullinger, Ogden; John (Korinne) Hullinger, Roosevelt; Teresa (Harold) Munn, Springville; Amelia (Dennis) Garner, Roosevelt; Deanna (Ralph) Lloyd; Dearwyn (Burke) Eldredge, both of Sandy. He was proud of his 45 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Elaine and Grace, 10 siblings, daughter-in-law, Arake Hullinger; son-in-law, David Crapo; grandchildren, Michael Eldredge and Michelle Hullinger; and great-grandchildren, Braison and Elle Hullinger.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roosevelt LDS Stake Center , 447 East Lagoon Street.
Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary, 457 East 300 North, and from 9:30-10:40 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Burial in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.
Condolences may be shared at www.hullingermortuary.com