October 26-29, 2017 • Cedar City, Utah
2016 Grand Marshal
Carlisle Walker Hulet
Carlisle Walker Hulet was born in Cedar City, Utah, on March 4, 1932 to Oscar Jones and Violet Walker Hulet. He comes from a long line of ancestors who worked in the livestock industry in Iron County. He grew up in Summit where his family owned and operated a small farm. He enjoyed raising sheep and cattle and was taught the value of hard work. He attended Cedar High School where he was active in the FFA program, representing Cedar High at the national convention in Kansas City. He graduated in 1950. He then attended the Branch Agriculture College (now SUU), where he met Leah Pauline Mathews from Antimony, Utah. They soon married and together they raised seven children on the family farm. They currently have twenty seven grandchildren, and forty six great-grandchildren.
Carlisle was employed by the Utah Department of Transportation while farming on the side, until 1975 when he became a full time sheepman. This is where his true love lies. He loves his Nevada winter range and the summer mountain pastures. He also enjoyed hauling livestock for Evan’s Trucking. Carlisle always finds time to serve in his community and his church. He was the President of the Summit Irrigation Stock Company for many years, and was instrumental in improving the system from flood irrigation to a pressurized sprinkler system. He served for several years overseeing the church owned farm in the Parowan Valley.
At age 84 he still enjoys working with the sheep, watching them graze and seeing the lambs grow. The legacy continues through his family.