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 Hubert Benjamin Cogdill

Hubert Benjamin Cogdill

Birth
Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, USA
Death 15 Jan 2017 (aged 93)
Burial Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 175480234 · View Source
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Hubert Benjamin Cogdill, AKA Cooter, Ben, Benny has graduated from this estate and moved on for an exciting reunion with those he loved who have passed on before. He passed peacefully away on Sunday evening, January 15, 2017.

He was an extraordinary example of a husband, father and grandfather as he would do anything and sacrifice everything for his family.

He was born on October 18, 1923 to Grover and Fanny Cogdill in Clovis, New Mexico. He was one of eight children.

From a very young age he had a strong work ethic, by the time he was eight years old he was running the family farm while his father and older brothers worked other farms to make ends meet. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He, along with one of his sons, was privileged to make an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. in 2015. He thoroughly enjoyed that trip and was humbled to be able to go.

He married Jenny Johnson and together they welcomed five children to their family, Tamara Liscomb, Brent (Larry) Cogdill, Doug (Jean) Cogdill, Marilyn (Scot) Southwick, and Carol (Steve) Kimball. Jenny passed away in February of 1961, leaving him with the challenge of raising five young children, which he lovingly did. He married Cleopha “Jeanne” Richardson Dickson in January of 1971 adding four more daughters to his family that he loved dearly, Diane (Craig) Service, Judy (Don) Birchett, Debbie (Craig) Cosper, and Janean (Mark) Blackburn.

He made friends wherever he went, he would strike up a conversation with a complete stranger and when they were done talking that stranger was a friend. A talented carpenter, he built three homes by himself for his family. He never lacked for ideas or ways to make something work. He was a self taught wood carver. Building wooden toys to hand out to grand kids and under privileged children for Christmas was something he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a master of all trades and was always willing to lend his neighbors a helping hand. He had a love of horses which he shared with his family and the community. He was the leader of the Flaming U Junior Posse for ten years.

Ben retired from the Defense Depot Ogden, he then went to work for Kier Corporation, followed by Ogden Housing Authority, eventually retiring again so that he and Jeanne could travel.

He served in many capacities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had a strong testimony of his Savior.

He is survived by his nine children and spouses, 35 grandchildren, 70 great grand children and one great, great grandson and one brother Wilbur Cogdill. We know that he is having a joyous reunion with his two wives and others that have gone on before him. Hope they have strawberry malts and peanut butter cookies!

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 12 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.

Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.


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  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175480234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hubert Benjamin Cogdill (18 Oct 1923–15 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175480234, citing Washington Heights Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .