Gene Arling Ham, our loving father, brother, grandpa and friend, returned to his Heavenly Father on February 5, 2017. He was born January 2, 1935 in Bingham Canyon, Utah to Arling W. Ham and Leola Hakanson Ham.
He is survived by his children Barbara Ham, Ricky & Mary Ham, Janice & Myron Dennison, Pamela Ham, Brian & Carrie Ham, Slade & Michelle Sherman, April & Jim Vlcek, Sharla & Tim Price, and Leah Sherman, his sisters Joy Rasmussen and Judy & Herb Janson, 42 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by L. Virginia Gastelum Ham, Angel & Thelma Alcay and Gloria & David Parmer.
He was preceded in death by his eternal companion, Connie Costner Sherman Ham and his children’s mother Beth Heaps Ham Ward.
A visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10 AM, with visitation at 9 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vineyard Ward, 1054 West 2nd Place, Mesa, AZ. Graveside services and interment will be February 11, 2017 at 3 PM at the Pima Arizona Cemetery, 800 South 400 West, Pima, AZ.
We know you’ll be fishing and flying to your hearts content. ‘Till we meet again…