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Gene Arling Ham

01/02/1935 - 02/05/2017
Service Date: 02/11/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1054 W. 2nd Place, Mesa, Arizona

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…


  • Cathie Trujillo

    Brian and Family we are so sorry for your loss and will be with you in spirit! I would bet your dad and my mother knew each other, she was born in 1936 and also lived in Bingham Canyon… In this hard time of losing your father focus on the wonderful times you spent with him and all the wonderful lessons he has taught you, and your children that will live on! We love you so much!

  • I will really really miss Gene, you will know be in heaven with no pain.

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  • My condolences and prayers are for this great family. God gives you strength and wisdom to overcome this step as painful as it has been for me.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Only spent a few days with Gene, as we shared experiences with making and giving away toys. His belief in making a difference in children’s lives, brought us together and formed a special relationship! Blessings and sympathy to his entire family! : )

  • Sad to hear of the passing of a great friend. I would like to hear from YOU !!!!!!!!!!!

  • To the Ham family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from this promise that we can see the loved ones we have lost to death again.

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