SALT LAKE CITY - Surrounded by his family, Frank Antone Ularich passed away June 15, 2013, after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. Much like he lived his life, Frank fought his cancer with dignity, strength and honor while remaining the strong one in the family.
Frank was born in Kenilworth on June 13, 1941 to Frank E. and Theresa Ularich.
He was a member of the Catholic Church and Slovenian National Benefit Society.
Frank married Delores Tolich in 1965 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helper. They raised their three children in Price. Prior to retiring in Goodyear, Ariz., they spent 10 years in Sandy.
Family was Frank's priority. He was actively involved and supported his children and grandchildren in education, athletics, nature and personal interests. Frank loved hunting, boating at Lake Powell and spending time at the family cabin in Joe's Valley. There are many wonderful memories of road hunts turning into three-mile hikes, water skiing until the boat was out of gas or fixing the old green Bronco in the middle of a snowstorm. Since 2003, Frank and his wife have enjoyed being "snow birds" in Goodyear, Arizona, where they were able to enjoy an active lifestyle and meet many new people from all parts of the country.
Well respected in the Utah civil engineering and surveying community, Frank spent 33 years of his career with UDOT, five years with HDR, Inc., and five years consulting for Ward Engineering. The only thing more satisfying than having projects that were meeting scope, schedule and budget, were the friendships he built by working as a team. So as you drive to work on Legacy Highway, head to Colorado on I-70, vacation almost anywhere in Southeastern Utah, or take a Ferry ride at Lake Powell, know that Frank did his part in keeping the traveling public safe.
He is survived by his wife Delores (Dee) Goodyear, Ariz; sons John (Marcie) Price; Tim, Murray; and daughter Theresa (T'Ann), Salt Lake City; grandchildren Landen and Lynsie Ularich and Colt Wilson.
Frank was preceded in death by both parents and his brother John.
The family is deeply grateful to CNS Hospice, Father Joubran and Huntsman Cancer Institute.
At Frank's request, there will be no funeral. However, there will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 30 at the Slovenian Home in Spring Glen (4323 N 2000 W), from 1 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the charity of your choice.
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