A “Roast and Toast” for Ed Mayne

Grand America Ballroom

Dec 04 2007 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-chairs U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Kem C. Gardner invite you to a “A Roast and Toast” for Sen. Ed Mayne in appreciation for his service to the working families of the state of Utah.

The event will be held Dec. 4 at the Grand America Hotel Ballroom in Salt Lake City from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The event will be hosted by Sen. John Valentine, Sen. Mike Dmitrich, Sen. Gene Davis, and Sen. Curtis Bramble.

Cost is $150 per person; $1,500 per table (a table seats 10); $2,000 table sponsor

For more information please contact:

• Judy Barnett, (801) 972-2771, utaflcio@xmission.com

• Marcie Smith West, (801) 683-1033, marciesmithwest@gmail.com

Also Posted on the Utah Democrats Website. (with ticket information)

4 Responses to “A “Roast and Toast” for Ed Mayne”

  1. Senator Ed Mayne » Funeral Service Information Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    […] The December 4th event in honor of Senator Mayne is still on. More information here. […]

  2. Bill Travis Says:
    November 28th, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Karen and Ed’s family:
    I spent 30 years in the telephone industry and in the Communication Worker of America SLC local as a steward and chief steward for about 20 of those years. Maxine Hughes and I used to run into Ed at different functions, from conferences in the AFL/CIO hall to Labor Day picnics. I have spoken with Ed and e-mailed both union issues and neighborhood/personal issues. He has always responded, and has always helped where he could. I have always had the highest affection and respect for him, as he was one person any worker or neighbor could count on. And being a Democrat in Utah is no easy task, but he did more than anyone could imagine, considering the political arena he worked in. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I am very happy about his faith and where I know for sure he is now, with no pain, and only joy waiting for the rest of us. He’s probably making heaven a better place, as he did here. I will miss him dearly and look forward to seeing him again. God’s blessings to all of his family and friends. (Karen, please send me your e-mail address when you take Ed’s seat, so we can continue with the good things Ed has done. You probably don’t remember me, but you gave us a large campaign sign to place on our porch railing a few years ago when we owned the home at 4067 W. 4990 S. We talked for a while, and it was a wonderful, warm, happy time and my wife and I appreciated the opportunity to be able to help. We now live in a senior apartment housing complex in West Jordan and I still work. But I will always remember you and Ed with warmth and affection and thanks. God’s blessings and Peace.)

  3. Holly Gardner Says:
    December 3rd, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Karen, Paul, Jamie. We were so sad to hear of Eds death. He was such a wonderful man who helped so many including us. Karen I hope you get Eds seat. You would be the best person for it. Your family is in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you please don’t hesitate to contact me. If there were more people like Ed this world would be a much better place! I do believe people in heaven can look down and see what is going on. We will all see him again some day and he will be no stranger. Know we care and God bless. With love Holly and Ray.

  4. J.B. Shandrew Says:
    December 4th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Although I cannot attend the tribute to my good friend Mr. Senator Ed Mayne, I want to share just a quick summary of how I got to first know him, and how from that first contact a friendship grew.

    I was a Veterans Affairs work-study at DWS and found that many of the Veterans that I was working with. Many of which were homeless, could not be referred to many job openings on the West side of Salt Lake County, because there was not bus service to many of the business that had openings.

    I first looked at the Utah Senate web page to find some one–any one who was on the transportation committee. I came across the name of Senator Ed Mayne. I called him, and was surprised that he took the time to listen to me at length, about the lack of bus service to where it was needed the most.

    He asked me to write down my proposal to solve the problem, and email it to him, and invited me to talk to him during the 2000 Legislative session. I did send him and email, and I did go to the Capitol. However, I really did not think that he would actually see me. When I asked the security officer if I could see Senator Mayne, I was instructed to write a note, which was taken to Senator Mayne. To my pleasant surprise, the security guard took me to Senator Mayne.

    During a break in the session he talked to me. I visited several more times during the session. During one lunch break Senator Mayne invited me to go to lunch with him. We went to Diamond Lil’s. I was quite humbled to think that a person of his social status would actually treat me with respect, kindness and most of all friendship.

    Over the next several years I made a point to attend the opening and closing ceremonies, and sessions as possible. I continued to correspond with Senator Mayne, but telephone and email. He gave me every phone number that he had, to include his personal cell phone.

    Many times I would call his AFL-CIO office, and the secretary would answer. I would always say that I would like to talk to Senator Mayne, and many times she would say that he was on the phone, on that someone was in with him. And I would say thanks and state that I would call back latter, because I did not want to interrupt him. She would say, let the Senator decide that. To my surprise almost always he would take time out of his busy day to talk to me.

    He gave me permission to use him as a personal reference at anywhere and at any time. In 2002 when I got married Senator Ed Mayne and his Dear wife Karen attended our wedding.

    He gave me advise about many aspects of my live, and wrote letters of reference for my sweet wife.

    The last time I dropped in to see him, he informed me that he was fighting cancer, and explained to me how very serious it was, and that it would kill him if the chemotherapy was not successful. He was his usual self with a very positive attitude and confident that the chemo would be victorious. He shook my hand and I thought that I would indeed see him many more times for years to come.

    On 19 November 2007, while on vacation in Nebraska I learned that he had been in the hospital for the past thirty (30) days, and that he was home. I had the intention to call or visit the following week, after we returned to Salt Lake City. On Sunday, November 25, 2007 I learned from the news that he had died. I took this very hard, and wished that I had visited more often, but I had taken up do much of his time, that I wanted to allow others to have time with him too.

    He always introduced me as his friend whenever he would introduce me to someone. It is very rare to have a friend like Senator Mayne was to me. I will miss him a great deal. As stated by other people’s comments that are contained in this page, the world would in deed be a far better place if there were more people like Sir Ed Mayne.

    To Karen who I have know for several years, and to Paul whom I met recently, and the other Ed Mayne family members, thank you so very much for allowing myself and the general public to attend Senator Mayne’s funeral.