Obituary: BANGERTER, DOUGLAS CLINTON

Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:48 p.m. MDT

Clinton Douglas BangerterDecember 21, 1933 ~ March 5, 2012A man of intellect, generosity, humor, knowledge, dignity, compassion and love, Clint exemplified the renaissance man. In addition to possessing incredible knowledge in literature, history and the sciences, he could design, create, build or fix anything.Clint was born to Albert and Seraph Bangerter in Granger, Utah on December 21, 1933. The 7th of eight children he was raised on his family's farm at a time when he could name all of the families who lived in Granger and knew where each person lived. He graduated from Cyprus High School where he met his lifelong sweetheart Joyce Nicolo. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 10, 1954. Clint and Joyce have had 60 happy and loving years together. They raised their family less than a mile from his childhood home in a home that was designed and built by Clint. He is survived by his wife Joyce; children Vyrl (Alice) Bangerter, Jodi (Jim Hogle) Bangerter and Kurt (Sandy Martinez) Bangerter; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; his brother Max and sister Alice Prince. He was preceded in death by his brothers Vyrl and Elton and sisters Phyllis, Laverne and Carol.Clint served in the Strategic Air Command of the U.S. Air Force after high school. He and Joyce have wonderful memories of their time stationed in Spokane, Washington and of the friends they made there.He received his degree in Plasma Physics from the University of Utah in 1960. He went on to do research and development for Boeing, Hercules, STD Research and Chang Industries. Clint loved his work. He was able to utilize his intellect, creativity and logic throughout his long career developing various defense and energy technologies.Clint was an avid pilot and earned his private fixed wing pilot license, commercial rating, instrument rating and was a flight instructor. His love of flight was evidenced by his purchase of a small flying club which he eventually grew to include 12 airplanes.Clint was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many church callings throughout the years.Clint's greatest priority and love was his family. He took great pride in each of their strengths and accomplishments. He gave them counsel, encouragement and support.The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the emergency teams at Pioneer Valley Hospital and at Intermountain Medical Center and the RICU, NCCU and palliative care teams at IMC. The medical and support providers on all levels were professional and caring both to Clint and to his family.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Whitehall Ward House, 3150 W. Whitehall Drive (3985 S), West Valley City. The family will receive friends from 9:45-10:45 a.m. on the day of the service at the church house and on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W. 4100 S., West Valley City.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneral.com