Gary Allen Fife, born February 16, 1947 to Robert and Frieda Fife in Salt Lake City, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2022 in Gilbert, Arizona. Gary married his sweetheart, Yvonne, and celebrated 48 years of marriage together. Gary was a dedicated and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and father-in-law, always desiring to lend a hand where help was needed. Gary enjoyed spending his professional life as an architect, however he devoted all of his life to his family and church service. He enjoyed running 10k’s, landscaping, gardening, construction projects, teaching his grandchildren, and winter sports. Gary earned two Masters degrees, one in Architecture as well as a Masters of Business Administration. He was an accomplished watercolorist and rock climber, which turned out to be his all time favorite sport.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Robert Fife, grandson Christopher Ewer, and granddaughter Rachel Ewer.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Yvonne Holz Fife, are his children: Cassandra Ewer and her husband Richard Ewer of Gilbert, Arizona, Sabrina Porter and her husband Reed Porter of Gilbert, Arizona, David Fife and his wife Alicia Fife of Gilbert, Arizona, Richard Fife and his wife Carly Fife of Gilbert, Arizona, and Amber Fife Phillips and her husband Todd Phillips of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Surviving grandchildren are Matthew Ewer, Jeremy Ewer, Alexander Porter, Kathrine Porter, William Porter, Evan Fife, Elizabeth Phillips, Audra Fife, Bella Fife, Zachary Phillips, Asia Fife, Noah Phillips, and David “Zeke” Fife.
Gary’s surviving siblings include Lynda Turcsanski, Dennis Fife, John Fife, Suzanne Fife, and Ronald Fife.
A visitation will be held Monday, May 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery and /Funeral Home, 2100 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, Arizona
A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2233 S Wade Dr., Gilbert, Arizona. Luncheon to follow.
A Graveside Service will be Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens Funeral Home, 1950 E 10600 S Sandy, UT 84092