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 George Raymond “Rae” Gagon

George Raymond “Rae” Gagon

Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Apr 1990 (aged 89)
Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 12 E 005 3
Memorial ID 36613 · View Source
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George Rayond (Rae) Gagon, 89, returned to his Heavely Father April 20, 1990 due to causes incident to age.

Member of the LDS Church and was always faithful to his duties and assignments. Born January 17, 1901 in Eureka, Utah to William and Mary Agusta Goodrich Gagon.

His early years were spent in the little town of Roosevelt, Utah where he learned to enjoy the beauties of the outdoors and developed outstanding skills in fishing.

He married Velva Hancock February 24, 1923 in Vernal, Utah; later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple.

He learned the printing trade early in life and started his career working for the Roosevelt Standard Newspaper. He attended a linotype school in Dayton, Ohio and was able to use this schooling to become outstanding in that field. Most of his working life was spent setting type on the linotype for the Church magazines at Deseret News Press. He and his lovely wife were inseparable and enjoyed dancing, playing in an orchestra and hunting and fishing together with their children. He was very accomplished in writing short stories, composing music and writing poetry.

Survived by son and daughter, Howard R. Gagon, Sandy; Velva Marlene Sanchez, Salt Lake; Mrs Sherman (Sandra) Freeze, Sandy; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by wife, Velva Hancock Gagon; son, Raland E. Gagon; and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 11 a.m., at the Murray 21st Ward, 100 West 6100 South, where friends may call Tuesday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

Source-Deseret News Sunday, April 22, 1990 Obituary
Children not listed below: Roland Earl Gagon and Howard Raymond Gagon

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  • Maintained by: Rhonda
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36613
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