Terry Niel Ekberg, 78, passed away September 6, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer and other health issues in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Terry was born in Salt Lake City on March 24, 1945 to Oscar Fredrik Ekberg and Lucille Marie Pearson. Terry served an LDS mission to Sweden and later earned multiple degrees and certifications in Education from Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Utah State University. He taught Honors and Advanced Placement Biology at West High School and was instrumental in introducing the International Baccalaureate Program to the school. He loved to teach his students and instill his love for science, wildlife, and plants to everyone around him. He married his wife Norma Loraine Briggs in Salt Lake City on June 6, 1968.
Terry loved visiting the National Parks and cruising all over the world (South Pacific, South America, Alaska) with his dear wife Loraine. He was a master gardener and took great pride in growing exotic non-native trees and plants in his indoor greenhouse and home. He enjoyed watching movies, playing overly competitive ping pong and croquet, playing early morning church basketball with his sons, going to the family cabin in Island Park, Idaho and taking day trips into Yellowstone National Park.
Terry was a retired Master Sergeant and Medical Supplies Technician with the Utah Air National Guard.
Terry is survived by his 4 living children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, brother and sister. He was proceeded in death by his wife, his parents, his oldest son and daughter-in-law.
A private graveyard service for family will be held at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.Service Information
Viewing September 15, 2023 at 2:00pm
Mountain View Memorial Mortuary 3115 Bengal Blvd, Salt Lake City, Ut 84121
September 15, 2023 at 3:00pm
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