Fred (Red) Robert Salisbury

May 3, 1939 ~ January 5, 2020

Fred (Red) Robert Salisbury passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family, Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Dixie Regional Hospital in St. George, UT. 

Red sustained a traumatic brain injury the previous day, while stepping off an excavator. He was doing what he loved the most, operating equipment and moving dirt. 

Red was born on May 3, 1939 at the LDS hospital in Salt Lake City to Wilford Gibbs and Lavon Emma Toone Salisbury.  

Red grew up in Murray, UT where he loved living on the farm, playing football, and working on cars. Red graduated from Granite High School in 1957, where he played football for the famous Lavelle Edwards. 

After high school, he attended Dixie State College in Saint George, UT, where he was an All-conference football player. He would also go on to play football at The University of Utah. 

Red married his eternal companion, Mary June Cash, on June 30, 1988 in Monticello and solemnized on March 17, 1990 in the Las Vegas, NV temple.  

June was the love of his life and his very best friend. The marriage created a large, loving family, with Red’s three sons and two daughters and June’s two daughters. 

Red is survived by his eternal companion, June Cash Salisbury, of Washington, UT; his children Doug (Sandy)Salisbury of Ely, NV, Cindy (Craig) Yates of Bountiful, UT, Guy (Camille) Salisburyof Washington, UT, Phil (Diane) Salisbury of Central, UT,  Monica (Lyman) Owens of St. George, UT, Marchelle (Clark) Nelson of Waco, TX, and Sheri (Troy) Allington of Bountiful, UT. Red is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; his brother, Marlow (Helen) Salisbury of Salt Lake City, UT; and his sister, RaNae Labrum of Vernal, UT.  

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Washington, UT. Arrangements under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, Saint George, UT 435-674-5000.

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