AURORA — Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Michel Gerald Colby, 70, passed away suddenly Aug. 8, 2019, at his home in Aurora. He was born Sept. 18, 1948, in Salina, a son of Gerald Charles and Raymonde Helen Viel Colby.
He graduated from North Sevier High School, class of 1967, where he was active in the Future Farmers of America.
He married Rosalie Wasden Feb. 10, 1968, in Aurora. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple May 1, 1971.
He was a rancher and farmer in the North Sevier area. Michel served as secretary for the Willow Bend Canal Company and was a surveyor for Utah Road. He retired as the fleet operator for Deseret Industries for the LDS Church.
Michel was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as finance clerk, in the Sunday school presidency and as the building representative.
Michel enjoyed drag racing and cars, fishing and the outdoors, all kinds of mechanics, maintenance and construction. He had a love for cooking and making the best tasting food. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people smile.
Michel is survived by his loving wife, Rosalie; sons, Mark and Amy Colby, Payson; Tyler and Christa Colby, Salem; three grandchildren, Seth Colby, Zach Colby and Annie Colby; brother and sister, Steve and Jani Colby, Salina; and Karen and Collin Hales, Richfield.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Raymonde V. Colby; father, Gerald C. Colby; step-mother, Vaunda Colby; and brother, David Olsen.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11:30 a.m., in the Aurora City Cemetery.
Friends may call for viewing at the Aurora LDS ward chapel, Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Aurora City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
Online guest book at springerturner.com.