Emerson Tindal McOmber, age 81, passed away on September 22, 2021 in Holladay, Utah. He was born on April 5, 1940 in Pocatello, Idaho to George Emerson McOmber and Josie Clara C. Thatcher Tindal.

He married Kaye Tobler on September 7, 1963 in St. George temple.

Emerson graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Agriculture/Business. Although he spent the majority of his life developing and constructing commercial and residential buildings, he loved animals (especially horses). He raised cows as well. He used to say that he wasn’t raising animals, “he was raising boys.” He loved going to rodeos and would bring out his boots and hat to wear. His favorite clothes were western wear.

Emerson loved sports. He especially loved baseball and basketball - playing and watching.

Emerson was very involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in England, and served in many capacities throughout the years. He especially enjoyed serving in the temple and serving a mission (with his wife and daughter and son-in-law) in Taiwan.

Emerson was always very kind - always a gentleman -right up to the very end. He always thanked everyone for anything he received- even the nasty medicine.

He is survived by his wife, Kaye, children: Jennifer (Jace), Del (Kari), Mark (Danette) and Brad. He also has a brother, LeGrand (Debbie), and sisters, Carolyn, Evelyn (Stuart), and Ann. He has 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. His family is the love of his life.

He is preceded in death by his son, Ryan, his sister, Nancy, her husband Bryan (Elliott), his mother and his father and many other loved ones.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 1, at 12:00 (noon) in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint church building at 8539 S 2200 W, West Jordan, UT.

Interment will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sep 28, 2021

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NEXT Sheryl Lynn Greene (Danforth) Winsor Sheryl Lynn Greene (Danforth) Winsor


My brother George loved to play with Emerson when they lived in Pocatello, Idaho. I remember family gatherings at grandma McOmber's home when she had her yearly grandma get togethers. She would make her wonderful honey taffy for a treat and all of us would do a talk, a song, or a poem. I was asked to sing. Sports were always big with the McOmber family. Grandma had a soft ball game she played on the front lawn of 2715 Pole Line Rd, Pocatello. Grandfather gave us all our patriarchal blessing and we had bible stories from grandma. Uncle Emerson had a soap company there and I remember watching him make soap. We all cried when the family moved to California. Emerson was a favorite and all were greatly missed. My brothers and I send our love and heart felt sympathies at this time! Love Ruth

Ruth McOmber Pratt Davis , Orem, UT, US Oct 01, 2021

Emerson was a dear friend to us and countless others. He was a great example and influence for good where ever he lived or served. We send out heartfelt love and prayers to Kaye and all their family.

Love, Lou & Ione

Lou & Ione Howell , Layton, UT, US Sep 30, 2021

A very kind and gracious man he will remain in our hearts and our minds.

Corlyss & Keith Wilkinson , West Jordan, UT, US Sep 29, 2021

I will always remember Emerson and his many kindnesses to me. He always went out of his way to compliment me whenever I had done any service at Church. I will miss his cheerfulness and positive attitude. Our love and sympathies to Kaye and all his family and friends.

Warren and Winona Webb , West Jordan, UT, US Sep 29, 2021

A wonderful cousin, who set a great example for us!

Marilyn McOmber Skousen , St. George, UT, US Sep 28, 2021

A favorite cousin

A Great example and role model


Val David McOmber Sep 28, 2021

The McOmbers were a great influence on me and my family (the Bennetts) when we lived in Fresno--stalwart and faithful. Sending my love and sympathy to Kaye and the kids.

Laurie Culbertson , Ogden, UT, US Sep 28, 2021

We love Emerson so very much. He is a great man, married a great wife, and raised an unbelievably great family.

Karen Sowby , Provo, UT, US Sep 28, 2021

I have great respect and admiration for Emerson. He was a good cousin and a great man.

Douglas McOmber , Carlsbad, CA, US Sep 28, 2021