Ivins was interested in a broad range of areas, including hunting and
fishing, Mexico, archaeology, Indians, horses, missionary work, and
the LDS Church generally. When he died, sympathy was extended to his
family by prominent people of all religions and political persuasions.
The funeral was held in the Salt Lake Tabernacle while the Piute Indians
held a separate tribal ceremony also in his honor.
it would seem unlikely, Ivins was, from all appearances, universally
loved. He was evidently a good, kind, and competent man with a broad
range of interests. His appeal may best be expressed by a message in
beadwork on an Indian leather vest sent him in 1932 which read, "Tony
Ivins, he no cheat."