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Obituary for Rodney Herbert

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Rodney Herbert

September 21, 1952 - November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 will always be remembered as a “Hard Days Night.” Rod listened to “Let It Be”, his last Beatles song; while cashing in his “Ticket To Ride.” And while he didn’t quite make it to “64” he journeyed down “A Long and Winding Road” and is peacefully resting in “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

“This Boy” was born on September 21, 1952 to Harry LeVaun Herbert and Margaret Hodgson. Some highlights during Rod’s “Magical Mystery Tour” include graduating from Weber High in 1970 “With A Little Help From His Friends.” He said “Love Me Do” to” One and One Is Two” Pam Eggelston and later to Janae Burnett. He worked at HAFB for 23 years until he had the thought “Run For Your Life” and retired at the age of 55.

“Rock and Roll Music” was truly the love of his life. He felt “Free As A Bird” every second he played his guitar. “A Day In The Life” of Rod consisted of warm cups of coffee, “Bad Boy” cigarettes, PT Cruisers, and tinkering on projects with “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.” It wasn’t a “Good Night” unless he was relaxing in his recliner, eating ice cream and watching movies. There was never such a thing as “Too Much Monkey Business” because of his great sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh. He was always willing to “Help!” his family and friends with “Every Little Thing.” I could write a bunch of “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” about Rod but the most important thing to know about him is that even though he did “Carry That Weight” of the world he never lost the belief that “All You Need Is Love.”

“All Together Now” survivors include Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, one sister Cathy (Bob) Nelson, two daughters Summer (Brett) Naisbitt and Niki (Michael) Brown, one son Brady (Annette) Herbert and his little “Sea Of Monsters” (8 grandkids). The ones that passed “Long, Long, Long” before Rod are George Harrison, John Lennon, his parents, two brothers Bryant Herbert and Fred Herbert, and his sister Margo Delcambre.

Let us all “Come Together” to celebrate “The End” of Rod’s journey at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden on Friday, November 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm as well as one hour prior to his memorial. The memorial will be held Saturday, November 29th at 11:00 am. Think of “Something” you might like to share in his “In My Life” memory book.

“Beatles shirts optional”

To an amazing Brother, Dad, and Grandpa….

“Hello, Goodbye” and

“P.S. I Love you”!!


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Service Schedule

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Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

836-36 St

Ogden, UT

Friday, November 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm as well as one hour prior to his memorial.


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Born: September 21, 1952
Died: November 21, 2014

Condolences for Rodney Herbert

Shelah Summers posted on 11/30/14

I too worked with Rod at HAFB. The time he was in our shop helped me hold it together with his ever so comical sense of humor. Never a dull moment with Rod around! So sad he's gone, way too soon. Well written obituary indeed! SO fitting. My heartfelt condolences to the family.


Jacki Sturzenegger posted on 11/29/14

Rod and I worked together at HAFB. I will always remember him for his quick wit and how he made me laugh every time we talked. He was a gentle soul, he will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. God Bless. Jacki Sturzenegger.


Lyle and Heidi Bauer posted on 11/26/14

Such a great job on the obituary! He was truly one of the Beatles. That is how I remember him too! Guitar which I will say he was very talented with! Ice cream! Recliner! He truly was a very sweet soul! We will miss him! Sending Hugs and so much love to his children an d grandchildren!