Edwin "Ed" P. Lister, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at his home in Delta, Utah. He was born on September 1, 1940 to Elwin and Betty Works Lister in Delta, Utah. He is survived by his spouse of 58 years: Nancy Lister; and two daughters: Janis Knight of Delta, and Catherine King (Scott) of Mesquite, Nevada; 6 grandchildren: Andrew Knight (Rebecca), Heber City; Nicole Crane, Salina; Zachary Knight (Misty) Panguitch; Ethan Tillery, Tokyo, Japan; Wyatt King; and Gracie King of Mesquite; and 2 great grandchildren: Kyden Burns, St. George; and Karson Crane, Salina; sister: Diane Phillips of Boise, Idaho; sister-in-law: Sarah Lister of Delta. He was preceded in death by both parents, brothers: Roger Lister and William Lister.
Ed was a talented and generous man, he was always willing to help anyone even at great sacrifice or inconvenience to himself. He was a determined boy scout attaining his Eagle Scout at the tender age 12. He was a successful athlete in track and field, football, and basketball. He worked as a surveyor for the BLM and surely enjoyed every step in the west desert.
Ed married Nancy on January 12, 1963. They spent the early years of their marriage traveling all over the western U.S. with his job at the BLM. Eventually they returned to his home in Delta, where Ed found work at Brush Wellman, then later, the Delta Elementary, and Pony Express until he retired.
He shared many happy memories of his experience coaching little league football. He was loved, respected and remembered affectionately as their coach for years to come by many of his former players. He was an avid rock hound and spent countless hours on the west desert. He maintained his Bullseye mine for decades, and was the ‘go to amateur expert’ for information regarding rockhounding and geology in the area. The generosity of his assistance to strangers was unparalleled.
Ed will be greatly missed by his family and his community. A private service and Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future date.