Eddie Paul Mayne – A Life Well Lived

1945 – 2007
Ed Mayne’s Obituary
Senator Ed P. Mayne

Our devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, Eddie Paul Mayne, 62, passed away peacefully at home on November 25, 2007, surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was born on September 16, 1945, in Bingham Canyon, Utah, son of Rolland (Red) and Ruth Oliver Mayne. He married Karen Marie Hibler on September 21, and are the parents of two children. They shared their loving companionship for 39 years. Ed attended Granger High School, Snow College and the University of Utah. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Salt Lake Community College.

Ed was noted in a recent interview as one of the most influential Democrats in the State of Utah. He served as a State Senator since 1994, where he remained dedicated to the people in his district and guaranteed that their concerns and needs were heard and acted upon. He also proudly served as Utah State AFL-CIO President since 1977 and fulfilled his commitment to his fellow brothers and sisters with loyalty and honor.

During Ed’s career, he was a consumer advocate to the Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco representing Utah and nine other western states. Other committee’s include the United Way Executive Committee ; Workers Compensation Legislative Advisory Board; Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive Board; University of Utah Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and numerous other influential committees.

2002 Winter OlympicsEd was asked by then-SLC Olympic Organizer Mitt Romney, to carry the Winter Olympic Torch through Kearns. Ed was one of just three known public elected officials in the nation to have carried the Olympic Torch in 2002.

In 1993, “Ed Mayne Street” was dedicated as a tribute for his community service to Salt Lake County and his help in developing Oquirrh Hill Park across from Kearns High School. In recognition for his support to the schools within his district, Granite School Board is dedicating the Hunter High Football stadium in his name.

Ed is survived by his devoted wife, Karen; children, Paul (Jana) Mayne; Jamie (Trever) Jennings; parents, Red and Ruth Mayne; sisters, Connie (Craig) Webb; Shauna (Mike) Petersen; Terry Glover, and brother-in-law Phil (Barbara) Hibler. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jackson, Maddy, Eli, and several nieces and nephews. Ed will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held:

  • Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11:00 am at the West Valley City Cultural Celebration Center (3100 South 1355 West).

Viewings will be held:

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2007, from 6-8 pm at the Utah Labor Center ( 2261 South Redwood Road), and
  • Thursday, November 29, 2007, in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol from 6-8 pm.

The family would like to thank the many dedicated doctors and nurses who cared for Ed over the past several months, and a special thank you to Tony and Sandy Montano. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the United Way of Salt Lake City, the Caring Foundation for Children, the Utah Cancer Specialists, the Golden Retriever Rescue Center, or a charity of your choice in Ed’s name.

A Tribute to Ed’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday December 4. For more information, please visit the following website: www.edmayne.com.

One Response to “Eddie Paul Mayne – A Life Well Lived”

  1. Marilyn Ellingson Says:
    November 30th, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Senator Mayne is gratefully remembered by the leaders of the Navajo Nation who represent all Utah Navajos. He was there when we were running legislation to help with all issues affecting our daily lives, including health care, voter registration, education, and representation as citizens of San Juan County, State of Utah and the United States of America. Ed, you are in our prayers and blessings.
    Mark & Kenneth Maryboy
    Marilyn Ellingson