|Birth: ||May 16, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 2008|
Joseph Franklin Bangerter, 83, life-long resident of Bountiful, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on August 24, 2008.
He was born May 16, 1925 in Bountiful, the only child of Lillie Ellen Boynton and Joseph Schaaf Bangerter. Orphaned at age three he lived one year with a family friend, Frank Green, then was taken in and raised as a son by his aunt and uncle, Lucile and John C. Bangerter.
Frank attended Davis High School, where he was known to his friends by the nickname "Hooker", and where he got into more than his share of mischief. Work in the orchards prevented his graduation, but he later completed his high school diploma, then studied Diesel Engine Technology at Weber State College and became a Master Technician. He also became a certified pilot. At Davis High School, he met the love of his life, Lela Moss; they were married on May 22, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Frank served honorably in the 155th Infantry Regiment, 31st Division, of the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in New Guinea and in the Philippines. Frank worked with his father and brother in the J.C. Bangerter and Sons trucking and produce company for over four decades. He was a talented diesel mechanic, and it seemed that he could repair anything that was broken. He served in the Bountiful JayCees Presidency.
He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and long-time member of the Bountiful 7th Ward where he served in many positions faithfully. Dad's passion was his family, his loving and gentle ways with mom and us children were examples that we all learned from. Every spare moment was spent camping, hunting, and fishing with his wife, children, and his brother-in-law Phil Moss' family. Frank had a wonderful sense of humor, quick to make his friends and relatives laugh. He avoided confrontations, always striving to be a peace maker. We will miss your humor and laughter, but your example of love will stay with us forever.
He is survived by his wife, Lela Moss Bangerter; six children, Susan Bennion (David), Centerville; Jeanette Evans (Martin), Centerville: Marilou Bankhead (Douglas), Bountiful; Sharon Wyatt (Michael), Woods Cross; Bradley Bangerter (Anissa), Bountiful; and Paula Vealey (Troy), North Salt Lake; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Goodfellow (Bob); sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Connie) Bangerter; and brothers, Douglas Bangerter (Shirley) and Jerry Bangerter (Sandra). Preceded in death by both sets of parents and brother, Jack Bangerter.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the Bountiful South Stake Center, 1250 South Main Street, Bountiful. A viewing for Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, and on Thursday morning from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Church prior to services.
Interment-Bountiful Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News on 8/26/2008.
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
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