Obituary: BANGERTER, NESLIN

Published: Friday, July 11 2014 3:28 a.m. MDT

Neslin Bangerter1923 ~ 2011Neslin Bangerter, son of Alma and Gertrude Hayden Brooks Bangerter passed away peacefully on October 10, 2011 just prior to his 88th birthday. The youngest boy of 9 children, he was born in Woods Cross, Utah on October 22, 1923 in the home of his grandparents, Nicholas and Elisabeth Bangerter. Survived by one brother, Leland Bangerter.He graduated from Davis High School in 1941 and soon after started his civil service career at Hill Air Force Base where he became an electronic engineer and a work agent on radar systems for the F-4 and F-16 jets.Growing up on a farm, Neslin developed a passion for growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. He loved music and had a beautiful tenor voice which he shared often. Served for many years as a leader in the scouting program and with 45+ years he received the Order of the Arrow and the Silver Beaver awards. But his greatest accomplishment in scouting was the many boys he helped to achieve their Eagle ranks. His passion for genealogy paved the way for hundreds of thousands of ancestors to have their temple work done. Was an active member of the LDS Church holding many positions throughout his life. Served 8 LDS missions, 7 of them with his eternal companion, including genealogy missions. He served as a Branch President during his mission to Maine. Was a member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and Sons of the American Revolution.He met his eternal sweetheart, Geraldine Annice Blair in 1942 and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 20, 1943. She preceded him in death this year on March 6th. Survived by their 10 children and their spouses, Lawrence (Charlet) Bangerter, N. Kent (Wendy) Bangerter, Sandra (Dan) Aldrich, Russell (Leslie) Bangerter, David (Susan) Bangerter, Susan (James) Scavetta, Robin (Gloria) Bangerter, April (Brett) Booth, Maren Nelson, and Jill (Brad) Dymock. Also survived by 42 grandchildren and 72 great grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Bountiful 10th Ward, 1145 North 200 East. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Saturday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.