February 13, 1932 – February 14, 2016
On the morning of February 14, 2016 our beautiful angel Wife and Mother Lois G. Gogarty passed through the veil, after several months of serious illness. She passed one day after her 84th birthday on February 13th (born in 1932 to Leon and Mary Pritchett in Long Beach, California).
Her husband of 64 years, W. Barney Gogarty, was by her side until she breathed her last breath. They were married for time and eternity in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on December 14, 1951 and enjoyed a lifetime together of love, friendship, church service, and learning. They raised 5 children: Laura Klaversma (David), Colleen Gogarty, Shaun Gogarty (Gloria), Kathlyn Gogarty-Baines (Dix), and Michael Gogarty (Keli). She leaves behind 19 grandchildren and their 11 spouses, as well as 17 great-grandchildren, with 3 more expected this year.
It is fitting she chose to leave on a beautiful Sunday morning. The most difficult thing for Lois these past few years, during her health issues, was to not be able to attend Church and to teach, which she loved to do. We know that she is where she can continue to love, teach, and preach of Christ.
- Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Southgate LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 1068 West Chandler Drive, St. George, Utah.
- Visitations will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Friday, prior to services, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the chapel.
- Graveside Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah.