Leland returned home into the loving arms of his beloved wife Darhle, on Sunday November 26, 2023.
Leland Adam Farber was born on July 6, 2033 at the Dee Hospital, in Ogden Utah, to Milton Adam and Myrtle Marie Hennefer Farber. He spent his childhood in Ogden, together with his three sisters, Marie, Frances and Karen.
Lee attended Ogden High School where he was an excellent student, excelling in Mathematics. Lee was the Cadet Captain of the Reserve Officer Training Corps Battalion, He played Basketball for Ogden High and was on the Wrestling Team. His true passion, though, was Football. Under the direction of Coach Cliff Snow, and with Lee as a Tackle, the "Tigers" won many a game. Lee made many lifelong friends at Ogden High, including one very special one, Darhle Poulter. At the age of sixteen they began a seven year courtship, that turned into a sixty-seven year marriage.
Lee has always had an admirable work ethic. As a young man he delivered newspapers, mowed lawns and sprayed for mosquitoes in Weber County. He also worked as a "Pin Boy" at a local bowling alley, before the day of automatic pin setting. During high school Lee worked everyday, after school , at Payne's Grocery Store. Mr. Payne wanted Lee to stay after graduation and take over the business. Being the only son in his family he also had many chores to perform at home.
Lee continued his education at Weber State College, for one year, attending on a Football Scholarship. In 1952 he sought out, applied for and accepted an appointment to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy, at King's Point New York. There were over 10,000 applicants, with only 175 accepted. Lee graduated in 1956, top in his class academically, and as the Regimental Commander. This means that he was 2nd in command to the Commandant. Lee received a B.S. in Marine Engineering.
Upon graduation Lee returned to Utah and married Darhle Poulter, in the Salt Lake Temple. Lee and Darhle immediately moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began his career as a Port Engineer, for a large Tugboat Barge Line. They operated a fleet on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, from Pittsburgh at the North to New Orleans at the South. It was here that their daughter Lynda was born. Darhle and Lee returned to Ogden and welcomed three sons, Scott, Mark and Bruce.
Lee began working on his M.B.A. in 1959, at the University of Utah, and completed it upon moving back to Utah. His career took him to Thiokol and then to Great Salt Lake Mineral and Chemical Corporation. The family lived in Pleasant View during this time. Leland then joined Mallory Engineering in Salt Lake City, eventually purchasing the company. He moved the family one last time to Bountiful Utah. He then started a successful manufacturing company, A.T.I., that is still running today under the direction of his three sons.
Leland has a great love for his family. They enjoyed many vacations, cruises, camping and fishing trips. The family enjoyed spending time at the Cabin at Strawberry. When Darhle and Lee retired, they traveled extensively, with Alaska being one of their favorite destinations.
Lee was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He supported many Missionaries and was a very generous man. His family has greatly benefitted from Lee and Darhle's hard work.
Leland is survived by his loving children, Lynda (David) Hoffmann, Scott (Cathy) Farber, Mark (Jodi) Farber, Bruce (Angela) Farber, twelve Grandchildren and numerous Great-Grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, at Russon Brother's Mortuary in Bountiful, Utah, from 5-7 p.m..