Ferd Johnson Alder passed away August 24, 2013 and will be missed greatly by his family. He was the third child and first son of Fred and Estella Alder born in Providence, April 6, 1928. He married Cleo Kidman and is father to Gary, Bonnie and Clair. He married Liane Bertoch Adams August 28, 1964 and became an instant father to Steven, Leslie, Laurie and Andrea. Ryan was born to this marriage.
Ferd was a kind, patient and loving man. He was a dedicated worker but found time for enjoyment as well. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was in the trucking business for many years. He ran a Cummins Diesel repair business for the last 18 years of his career. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many ways.
Ferd is grandfather to 26, great-grandfather to 17 and great-great grandfather to 5. He is survived by his wife Liane, sons and daughters, Gary (Diana) Alder, Bonnie Porter, Clair Alder, Steven (Lynette)Adams, Leslie (Kent) Wardle, Laurie (Rick) Allred, Andrea (Don) Heline, and Ryan (Jennifer) Alder; sisters Tyra (Duard) Chugg, Dru (Howard) Richardson, Dixie (Devon) Doney, Gloria (Kent) Olson; brothers Alan (Jean) and Karl (Claudia), sister-in-law Sandra Alder and brother-in-law Fellger Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Orma Johnson and brothers, Orlo, Paul and Jerry.
We give special thanks to Dana and Xavier and others from Symbii Hospice and to all the staff at River Meadows Assisted Living for their excellent care.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11 a.m., in the Lehi 4th Ward Chapel, 1200 E. 851 North, Lehi, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Kaysville City Cemetery. Online condolences available at larkinmortuary.com.