It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Emery Gigger, 67, of Downingtown, PA on December 21, 2021, the darkest day of this year. Emery was a much-loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, colleague, and friend. He will be truly missed in so many ways.

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Emery was born May 6,1954 in Pocatello, Idaho to Ida Lyons Gigger and the late Charles Gigger. He grew up as part of a large, close-knit family. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from Highland High School in 1973. He thrived at Brigham Young University and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science. Emery was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and dedicated his life to the service of his fellow man. He served a 2-year mission to Scotland (1973-75) for the LDS church, which he talked about fondly.

Emery married his college sweetheart, Marbi Buell in 1983 and together they had four children (Tiffany, Kent, Laura and Emma). Emery was devoted to his family. He lived for them and did everything he could to make sure they felt loved and supported.

Emery took pride in working hard at everything he did - from his 22-year career with AstraZeneca, to maintaining a beautiful yard, to his care and attention to detail in folding laundry.

Emery enjoyed BYU sports, telling stories, getting inspiration from HGTV, working in his yard, eating a warm sandwich and spoiling his cat and his grandkids. He never had enough fine china, Hallmark pop-up cards, national geographic magazines or survival tools. Emery was a wonderful man with many talents, quirks and unique ways. Many will feel the loss of his passing.

He is preceded in death by:

Father: Charles Gigger; Sister: Tanya Nelson; Brother-in-law: Jerry Cottrell; Sister-in-law: Laurie Buell; Mother-in-law: Heloise Buell; Father in law: Wales Buell.

His surviving family members are numerous, but mainly include:

Wife of 38 years: Marbet “Marbi” Gigger

4 Children and Partners: Tiffany and Steve Perman, Kent and Michelle Gigger, Laura and Tyler Schmidt, and Emma and Matt Becker

7 Grandchildren: Noah, Thomas, Zoey, Aria, Emery, Mila and Meg

Loyal and Grumpy Companion: Max (the cat)

Immediate Family: Mother, Ida Gigger; 5 Sisters and Partners: Marvi Gigger and Terry Patrick, Janice Newsome, Tami and Bruz Hall, Ceva Cottrell, Starla and Bruce Prescott; Wayne Nelson (Tanya); 2 Brothers and Partners: Greg and Laurie Gigger; Kent and Roseanne Gigger

In-Law’s: Kent and Carol Buell, Bart and Thea Buell, Todd Buell, Randy and Leslie Buell, and Eben and Connie Buell

Other family members: There are too many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins to list.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday January 8, 2021 at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 10:45 am prior to the services. To view a livestream of the service, please copy and paste the link below in your browser:

In lieu of flowers please plant a tree or flowers in Emery’s honor. Some of his happiest moments were being outside in the garden.



Saturday, Jan. 08, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary
3115 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 08, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary
3115 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Memorial Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
3115 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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Jan 01, 2022

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Emery and I worked together at AstraZeneca for many years and I just heard of his sudden passing. I so much enjoyed working with Emery and we fondly discussed our children and their progress in life. He is GREATLY MISSED by all.

Brian Katona

Bria Katona , West Chester, PA, US Apr 21, 2022

I went to school with Emery. He was always such a gentleman. He had the best smile. Rest well my friend.

Cindy Smith , West Haven, UT, US Jan 29, 2022

My sincere condolences. I hope that with time grief will be replaced by comforting and happy memories of Emery. He was a kind, patient and gentle man. I am fortunate to have worked with him at AstraZeneca.

Renee Wible , Newark, DE, US Jan 04, 2022