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Elmer LeRoy Gerber

April 14, 1940 ~ January 31, 2018 (age 77)

ELMER is derived from Old English æþel (noble) and mær (famous).

LEROY is an archaic spelling of le roi, meaning "The King"

GERBER (from Old High German (ledar) garawo 'leather preparer')

ELMER LEROY GERBER was one of the finest human beings to have ever lived. He was born in Spring of 1940, the youngest child to Conrad Gerber and Dorothy Kelsey. He grew up hunting, trapping, and fishing with his father and brothers, cousins and uncles, and had a deep love for nature and the great outdoors. He has a profound and fervent testimony of Jesus Christ, The Redeemer of the World.  For this reason, he spent a lifetime of missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-day Saints. He served a two and a half year LDS Mission to Germany and two additional missions to the Kingdom of Tonga. He specialized in family history and attended the LDS business college studying Danish research and deciphering ancient texts. All of his endeavors were to the building up of the Kingdom of God on this Earth. He loved his family, especially his heritage, and spent a lifetime doing genealogical and temple work for his ancestors. His mother proclaimed that she knew he was special, even before he was born, because he had appeared to her in a dream prior to his birth. She believed that his calling was in doing genealogy and facilitating the redemption of those spirits. He certainly spent every day of his life in a state of unconditional love for those souls who had contributed their blood to his.

Among these noble ancestors are the following Grandparents…


ROYAL HOUSES OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE


PEPIN I (THE ELDER) of LANDEN, of AQUITANE (580-640) wed to SAINT ITTA de NEVILLES (597-652)

SAINT BEGGA de LANDEN (613-693) wed to ANSEGISEL of METZ (602-685)

PEPIN II, MAYOR of the PALACE, DE HERISTAL (635-714) wed to ALPAIDE SACHSEN HERISTAL (654-714)

CHARLES (KARL) THE HAMMER MARTEL (686-741) wed to ROTRUDE DUCHESS of AUSTRASIA, (690-724)

PEPIN III, THE SHORT, KING of the FRANKS (714-768) wed to BERTRADA II, QUEEN of the FRANKS (720-783)

CHARLEMAGNE, FATHER of EUROPE, KING of the FRANKS (742-814) wed to HILDEGARD VINZGAU (758-783)

KING LOUIS, THE PIOUS, of the FRANKS (778-840) wed to JUDITH of BAVARIA, (797-843)

GISELA de AQUITANE (821-874) wed to SAINT EBERHARD, FRANKISH DUKE of FRIULI (d.0866)

ENGELTRUDE (JUDITH) de FRIULI (837-870) wed to HENRY of  FRANCONIA (820-866)

BERENGAR II, COUNT of RENNES, DE BAYEUX (850-896) wed to  GURVAND DE RENNES (b. 840)  

POPPA de RENNES de BAYEUX (872-920) wed to ROBERT (ROLLO) of NORMANDY(896-943)

WILLIAM I. (LONGSWORD) of  NORMANDY wed to ESPRIOTA (ADELE) of BRETAGNE My

RICHARD I, THE GOOD, OF NORMANDY (933-996) wed to GUNNORA DE CREPON, DUCHESS OF DENMARK (936-1031)

RICHARD II of NORMANDY (958-1027) wed to JUDITH DE BRETAGNE (982-1017)

ROBERT I, THE MAGNIFICENT, DUKE OF NORMANDY (1000-1035) wed to HERLEVA of FALAISE (1003-1078)

WILLIAM, THE CONQUERER (1024-1087) wed to MATILDA of FLANDERS (1031-1083)

HENRY I, BEAUCLERC, KING OF ENGLAND (1068-1135) wed to MATILDA of SCOTLAND, EADGYTH (1079-1118)

MATILDA PLATAGENET, PRINCESS OF ENGLAND (1102-1169) wed to GEOFFREY V, PLANTAGENET (1113-1151)

HENRY II, PLANTAGENET, KING OF ENGLAND (1133-1189) wed to ELEANOR of AQUITANE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND (1121-1204)

JOHN, LACKLAND, KING of ENGLAND (1166-1216) wed to ISABELLA de TAILLEFER, QUEEN OF ENGLAND (1180-1245)

HENRY III, KING of ENGLAND (1206-1272) wed to ELENORE, QUEEN of ENGLAND, (1217-1291)

EDWARD I, LONGSHANKS, KING of ENGLAND (1239-1307) wed to ELENOR, QUEEN of ENGLAND, (1244-1290)

EDWARD II, KING OF ENGLAND (1284-1327) wed to ISABELLE, QUEEN of ENGLAND, PRINCESS of FRANCE (1292-1358)

EDWARD III, KING of ENGLAND (1312-1377) wed to PHILIPPA, QUEEN of ENGLAND (1314-1369)

JOHN of GAUNT, PRINCE of ENGLAND (1340-1398) wed CATHERINE DE ROET, DUCHESS OF LANCASTER (1350-1403)

JOAN DE BEAUFORT, COUNTESS of WESTMORLAND (1375-1440) wed to RALPH DE NEVILLE, EARL OF WESTMORLAND (1364-1425)

EDWARD NEVILLE, BARON of ABERGAVENNY (1417-1476) wed to ELIZABETH DE BEAUCHAMP, LADY of ABERGAVENNY (1415-1448)

GEORGE NEVILLE, BARON of ABERGAVENNY (1440-1492) wed to MARGARET FENNE, BARONESS of ABERGAVENNY (1444-1485)

GEORGE NEVILLE, BARON OF ABERGAVENNY (1469-1535) wed to MARY STAFFORD, BARONESS of ABERGAVENNY (1495-1545) 

URSULA NEVILLE (1528-1575) wed to SAINT WARHAM LEGER, (A KNIGHT ) (1526-1599)

WARHAM WILLIAM SAINT LEGER (1564-1631) wed to MARY HAYWARD (1590-1662)

MARY SAINT LEGER (1612-1672) wed to WILLIAM CODD (1604-1653)

COLONEL SAINT LEGER CODD (1635-1706) wed to ANNE FOX WRIGHT MOTTROM (1642-1713)

 


 ROYAL HOUSES OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, SPAIN, and PORTUGAL


 EMMA, QUEEN of ENGLAND (968-1062) wed to ETHELRED, THE UNREADY, KING of ENGLAND (968-1016)

EDMUND II, IRONSIDE, KING of ENGLAND (988-1016) wed to EDITH (EALDGYTH) QUEEN of ENGLAND (986-1016)

EDWARD, IRONSIDES, AETHELING (1016-1057) wed to AGATHA von BRUNSWICK AETHELING (1018-1067)

SAINT MARGARET, QUEEN of SCOTLAND (1045-1093) wed to MALCOLM CANMOR LONGNECK III,

KING of SCOTLAND (1031-1093)

MARY, COUNTESS of BOULOGNE (1079-1115) wed to EUSTACE III COUNT of  BOLOGNE (1058-1125)

MATILDA of BOLOGNE, QUEEN of ENGLAND (1105-1152) wed to STEPHEN, KING of ENGLAND (1092-1154)

MARIE I, PRINCESS of ENGLAND, (1136-1182) wed to MATTHEW d’ALSACE of LOTHRINGEN BOLOGNE (1137-1173)

IDA, COUNTESS of BOLOGNE (1160-1216) wed to RENAULD I, COUNT of DAMMARTIN (1165-1227)

MATILDA II, QUEEN of PORTUGAL (1202-1262) wed to AFONSO III, KING of PORTUGAL (1210-1279)

REI DOM DINIS, KING of PORTUGAL (1261-1325) wed to ELIZABETH of ARAGON, QUEEN of PORTUGAL (1271-1336)

CONSTANCE, QUEEN of PORTUGAL (1290-1313) wed to

FERDINAND IV, THE SUMMONED, KING of CASTILE and LEON (1285-1312)

ALFONSO XI FERNANDEZ, KING of CASTILE and LEON (1311-1350) wed to

MARIA AFONSO de PORTUGAL (1313-1357)

PEDRO I ALFONSEZ, KING of CASTILLE and LEON (1334-1369) wed to

MARIA JUANA de PADILLA, QUEEN of CASTILLE and LEON (1334-1361)

ISABEL PEREZ, QUEEN of CASTILE and LEON (1355-1392) wed to

EDMUND of  LANGLEY, FIRST DUKE of YORK (1341-1402)

CONSTANCE, PRINCESS of ENGLAND (1374-1416) wed to

THOMAS LE DESPENCER (1373-1400)

ISABEL LE DESPENCER ((1400-1439) wed to 

RICHARD DE BEAUCHAMP, EARL of WORCHESTER (1397-1422)

 


 ROYAL HOUSES OF GREECE, GERMANY, DENMARK and FRANCE


 MODA of TROY (300 BC) wed to LADY SCELDWA DE TROY  

MAGI MODASSON, KING of TROY (270 BC) wed to EINRIDI of TROY  

DANUS I, SESKIV of TROY (240 BC) wed to SEDEQETELEBAB, QUEEN of TROY OLLO (230 BC)  

KING BEDWIG of TROY (210 BC-160 BC)  

HVALA BEDWIGSSON of TROY (180 BC)  

HRATHRA, KING of TROY (133 BC-74 BC)  

ITERMON, KING of DENMARK (90 BC-20 BC)  

HEREMOD, KING OF DENMARK (45 BC) wed to LADY SCEAF  

SCELDWA, KING of DENMARK (25 BC-19 AD) wed to GEFION of the DANES (55 BC–101)  

BEOWULF SCYLDING, KING of TROY(10 BC– 70)  

TAETWA, KING of TROY (45-100)  

GEATA (JAT) of TROY (60-155)   

GODWULF of TROY (80-163) wed to GODOLFR NN (80-180)  

FLOCWALD, THE TROJAN, KING of ASGARD (100-179)  

FINN of GODWULF (130-220)  

FRITHUWALD (BOR), THE FROST GIANT, ASGARD, KING of the TROJANS (160) wed to

BELTSA BOLTORNSDOTTER, TROJAN of ASGARD (194-280)

WOTAN (ODIN), VON DROTTNAR, OVERLORD of the SAXONS (215) wed to

FREYJA FJORGYNNSDOTTIR of SILURIA, QUEEN of ASGARD (196-280)  

WITTA I (WIHTLAEG), THE JUTE WODANSSON of the SAXONS (249-350)  

WITTA (WITGILS II) of the SAXONS, KING of LINDSEY, RULER of SWAETE (319-384)  

WIHTGILS, THE JUTE, KING of the SAXONS (350)  

HENGIST, THE JUTTE, KING of the SAXONS (402-488)  

HARTWAKE (HARTWIG), PRINCE of the SAXONS (402-480) wed to

ROWENA ELLSA, LADY HORSE, HORSA VON SAXONY (435)  

HATTWIGAT (HARTWIG), PRINCE of the SAXONS (444-524)  

HULDERIC (CHILDERIC), PRINCE of the SAXONS (475-540)  

BODICUS, PRINCE OF THE SAXONS (519-568)  

BERTHOLD, KING of the SAXONS (547-633) wed to OLGA VON SAXONY (590-633)  

SIEGHARD VON WETTIN, KING OF THE SAXONS (630-691) wed to JULANDA, QUEEN of the OBOTRITES, ABODRITEN(645-685)  

WARNECHIN VON ENGERN of SAXONY (700-768) wed to QUEEN DOBZOGERA VON WENDEN of SAXONY (680-740)  

BRUNO WIGEBART I, VON ENGERN, WARLORD of the SAXONS (726-775) wed to ODA VON ASSABRAG (736)  

BRUNO WIGEBART II ENGEN VON SACHSEN (756-813) wed to HALSADA VON WESTPHALIA ZU SACHSEN (765-800)  

ECKBERT, THE LOYAL, VON SACHSEN (760-834) wed to UNBEKANNT VON SACHSEN (755)

 IMMED VON SACHSEN (780-853) wed to IDA DEREINI of AUTUN (770-838)

ALBURGIS VON RINGLEHEIM (800-890) wed to WOLPERT VON RINGLEHEIM (800-856)  

REGINHART RINGLEHEIM (828-891) wed to QUEEN MATILDA, COUNTESS of  RINGLEHEIM (833-910)

 KING THEODORIC VAN RINGLEHEIM, 1st KING OF GERMANY  (853-917) wed to QUEEN LUDMILLA, Countess of RINGLEHEIM (858-917)

 QUEEN MATILDA OF GERMANY “SAINT MATILDA” (890-968) wed to (in 909) KING HEINRICH (HENRY) OF GERMANY (876-936)  

HEDWIG OF SAXONY (922-965) wed to HUGH “THE GREAT” CAPET, DUKE OF THE FRANKS, COUNT OF PARIS (895-956)  

 KING HUGH CAPET, FIRST KING OF FRANCE  (939-996) wed to (in 969) ADELAIDE OF AQUITANE, QUEEN OF FRANCE (952-1004)  

ROBERT II CAPET,“The Pious”, KING OF FRANCE  (972-1031) wed to (in 1003) CONSTANCE of ARLES, QUEEN OF FRANCE (974-1032)  

ADELA “THE HOLY PRINCESS OF FRANCE” (1109-1079) wed to (in 1028) COUNT OF FLANDERS BALDWIN BAUDOUIN V (1012-1067)  

HELENA LE BON (1030-1130) who wed (in 1046) WALDRON DE SAINTCLAIRE (1015-1054)  

AGNES DE ST. CLAIRE (1049-1080) who wed (in 1071) SIR ROBERT DE BRUCE,  NORMAN KNIGHT(1040-1094)  

PHILIP DE BRAOSE– 2nd Lord of Bramber (1073-1134) who wed (in 1097) AENOR DE TONAIS (1084-1153)

 WILLIAM II, DE BRAOSE (1100-1192) who wed (in 1145) BERTHA FITZWALTER DE PITRES DE GLOUCESTER (1130-1148)  

BERTHA DE BRAOSE (1167-1200) who wed (in 1175) WALCHALINE WALTER DE BEAUCHAMP I (1180-1268)

WALCHALI OF EMLEY DE BEAUCHAMP (1184-1236) who wed (in 1212) JOANE D. MORTIMER (1194-1268)  

WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP- EARL OF WARWICK (1210-1269) who wed (in 1245) ISABEL MAUDUIT (1214-1268)  

WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP (1227-1298) who wed (in 1254) MAUD FITZGEOFFREY (1237-1301)  

GUY DE BEAUCHAMP- EARL OF WARWICK (1272-1315) who wed (in 1315) ALICE DE TOENI– COUNTESS OF WARWICK (1284-1324)  

THOMAS DE BEAUCHAMP- EARL OF WARWICK (1313-1369) who wed (in 1334) CATHERINE MORTIMER– COUNTESS OF WARWICK (1310-1369)  

WILLIAM DE BEAUCHAMP– BARON OF BERGAVENNY (1358-1411) who wed (in) JOAN FITZALAN (1372-1435)



Roy married a beautiful Tongan/German woman, Tisina Melila Wolfgramm in 1963 and with her, fathered five children- Patricia, Christine, Teuila, David and Daniel. He was very hard working and set forth an example of self sufficiency and charity. He financed the immigration of the entire family of Iohani and Salote Wolfgramm. From this selfless, generous act came forth many renowned musicians, artists, and performers who have graced stages all over the world. He was the person to make sure these individuals had a chance to accomplish their American Dream.

Roy, himself, was a very humble man and encouraged his children to not be "Of This World". Translated, this meant to not long for material things, but to seek for the things of the Spirit. He encouraged his children to cultivate a close and personal relationship with their Heavenly Father and to lean not unto their own understanding. He was soft spoken and tender hearted but a vigilant and honorable warrior in the cause of freedom…freedom from sin, freedom from lust and anger, freedom from the trappings of mortality.

He enlisted in the United States Army and served wonderfully there. He loved his country and would weep at the singing of the Star Spangled Banner and the hope it represented for so many. He accepted and thought the best of everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, or religion. He found worth and beauty in all that God created.

At a very young age, Roy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which he called his great teacher and the best thing that had ever happened to him. He suffered continually from this condition for over 60 years, and was also riddled with other age related disabilities which he courageously endured, embraced and transcended, becoming a glowing diamond in the Refiner's fire. He stood by his belief that there is a God, that He loves us, that He knows exactly what He is doing, and we should cherish every heartbreak, every foe, every moment of this life.

Roy served in many LDS church leadership positions including the Seventies, bishoprics, heading genealogical departments, serving family history missions and working as a sentinel in the Salt Lake Temple. He made sure his children were well aware of the love and sacrifice of their pioneer ancestors, who had laid down their lives for their belief in God. He is a direct descendant from the very first European settlers who came to America on the Mayflower and other ships. He is blood related to many past United States Presidents and the current Royal Families of Europe.

In his final years, Elmer LeRoy Gerber celebrated and cherished his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would often remark how beautiful and intelligent they all were, and that it was all because of his great genes. He had a fantastic sense of humor, often self deprecating, and never took life's ups and downs too seriously. It was all just part of the journey. He adored and revered his parents, siblings, and forbearers. He honored the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood, pronounced upon his head, all the days of his life. He embraced the role of husband, father, grandfather and patriarch. He knew who he was. He knew he was a son of the Most High God. His testimony of these things are sealed forever in the hearts of all those who knew, loved, and descended from him.

On the rarest of Celestial days, January 31, 2018, the day when the Moon, Earth, and Sun aligned, he fell into a restful sleep and was called by his Father to return home. With every breath, we declare his strength, that he was a righteous man, committed through and through to the Light and Knowledge entrusted to him. He loved and honored the Lord.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Tisina Wolfgramm Gerber, 5 children, 21 grand children and 11 great grandchildren (2 in utero).

1. Patricia Christensen (Corey)

her children- Kimberly, Dee J, Brittany, Taylor

and great granddaughters Madison and Tiana

 

2. Christine Tauteoli (Tevita)

her children- Vannessa, Christina, Gabrielle, Sariah, Rebecca, and Kisaea

and great grandchildren Ariana, Mileina, Isileli, LeRoy,Tevita, Malela

 

3. Teuila Gerber Lavea (Tauamaai)

her children- LeRoy, Leilani, Liahona, Lilihua, Lavinia,  and LeoNani

and great grandson Isaia

 

4. David Gerber (Jody)

his children- Tevita and Tayah

 

5. Daniel Gerber (Zeromeh)

his children- Salote, Elsie, Inoke

 

Also, his older brother Ronald Gerber remains as the last living member of his immediate family.

Viewing services will be held for friends and family at the Valley View Stake Center on February 6, from 7pm- 9pm. The following morning, February 7, there will be a family viewing from 10am-11:45am, followed by funeral services at 12pm-1pm. He will then be taken to the Redwood Memorial Estates for burial at 2pm.

Addresses for the locations mentioned above are as follows:

Valley View Stake Center

2245 East 3900 South

Holladay, Utah

 

Redwood Memorial Estates

6500 South Redwood Road

Taylorsville, Utah

*At the request of the family, AND ONLY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO, would you please wear WHITE attire to this send off. Thank you!

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