As in many family owned businesses, the younger members of the family get involved in helping take care of the needs of the business. Douglas S. Webb is no exception. As a young man, Douglas helped out around the mortuary assisting with the floral business, the ambulance service, and the funeral business. It was a special opportunity for him to work with people while providing them a valuable service. He also learned from his father, O. Sherwin Webb, not only the social skills required to run a funeral home, but also the technical skills needed. This instilled in Douglas a desire to continue in this profession as a lifetime occupation. "It has been a very satisfying opportunity to become part of and to develop relationships with so many members of the community through serving them."
And that he has done. Upon graduation from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Douglas returned to Preston where he has been actively involved with the Preston Rotary Club, The Library Board, the PTO, the Rodeo Committee, as well as having served in many church leadership positions.
He is married to Sandra Varley Webb, and they have five children: Jennifer Webb, Heather (Ron) Smellie, Meridee (Nate) Moffett, Jordan Webb, and Landon Webb and several grandchildren.
A graduate of Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia, Ron Smellie is a licensed funeral director in the States of Idaho and Utah. He is also licensed to offer funeral pre-arrangement plans. A native of Logan, Utah, Ron enjoyed growing up in Cache Valley where he was involved in high school athletics and served as Student body President of Logan High School. He played on the Utah State University Aggies Varsity Tennis Team. He also served an LDS mission to Milan, Italy. He enjoys all sports, especially golf, tennis, and basketball.
Ron is married to Heather Webb Smellie, and they have three sons, Taylor, Austin, and Luke, and one daughter, Lauren Brooke. They live in Preston where they are involved in many church and community activities. Ron is a member of the Preston Rotary Club, and has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board as well as the Idaho Festival of Lights Committee, the USU Big Blue Scholarship Fund, and the Utah State University Alumni Executive Board. "Although challenging, the funeral service profession provides a great opportunity to serve others in their time of need. It's our goal to always be there for the community when they need our services."
Joined our staff in September of 2018. Laura brings with her years of office experience from Utah State University and the Facilities Management Group for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She has lived in Cache Valley all of her life. She grew up in Wellsville, spent her early married life in Logan and Lewiston and has lived in Preston for the past 25 years. Laura met her husband, Strat Roper while attending Utah State University. It was only a matter of time before Strat convinced her to move to Preston where she quickly fell in love with the people of this community! Laura and Strat have two boys, Zac (Whitney) and Paydon. Laura enjoys cycling, gardening, reading and baking for her family. "This experience has been very gratifying for me, being able to help community members that I love in a time of great need. I feel honored to be of service at such a difficult time."
Jody joined the Webb Funeral Home Team in 2008 as their Pre-need/Aftercare Specialist. Jody has a passion for helping people and enjoys the opportunity her job allows for getting to know and serve many great people in and around our community. She appreciates each individual's or families uniqueness and strives to serve them accordingly. Jody and her husband Bret live on their ranch in Mink Creek where they enjoy time spent with family, farming, and the beauty that surrounds them.