Gene Fiack


August 5, 1949 - July 17, 2020

Gene Fiack left our presence on July 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at home in Ogden Utah. He was born August 5, 1949, in Price, Utah. He graduated from Carbon High School in Price, Utah.

He spent three years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was given awards for shooting drones out of the sky. He was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. After the army, he worked in the coal mines in Price, Utah. He came to Evanston during the oil boom and met the love of his life, Sherri Williams. There they began their life journey working in road construction where he was a heavy equipment operator. He started a family and then Gene and Sherri moved back to Evanston where he started working for Utah Power and Light. They later moved many different places while working for UP&L. They settled in Kemmerer where he retired from Pacific Corp at Naughton Power Plant in Instrumentation and Control.

He enjoyed being with his family. He enjoyed having his horses and raising them from colts. He enjoyed camping and fishing. His favorite place to go fishing was Hobble Creek in Wyoming. He loved his girls and did everything he could to support and have fun with them. He spent many summers at lagoons, water parks, arcade centers, horse-back riding, and four-wheeling in the mountains. During his retirement he and Sherri were camp hosts. He loved setting up camps with firewood for the campers. Although Gene was surrounded by girls, he had his boys by being a Scout Master for many years in the Boy Scouts of America. He loved to help people in every aspect.

He is survived by his wife, Sherri; daughter, Jen King (Kasey King); granddaughters, Shelbie and Kylie Price; mother-in-law, Phyllis Williams; brothers, sisters and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.  He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Fiack; mother, Louise Fiack; and father-in-law, Bob Williams.

The family offers many thanks to the Salt Lake Veterans Affairs hospital and Encompass Hospice for taking such good care of Gene.

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