Wm. Grant Bangerter was our first Mission President in Portugal. He was well
loved and respected by all those with whom he met. In every instance of his
life he served and radiated the light of the Gospel. My heartfelt sympathy and
prayers to sweet Geri, family, and to all of us who were blessed to know him.
He will be greatly missed here and will assuredly be welcomed into the loving
arms of our Father in Heaven. Peace be with you.
Elder Bangerter was my first mission president in Portugal. He was one of the
few people I've met in my life who literally radiated the love of Christ. No
matter who you were, no matter the circumstance, you felt valued and of worth
when in his presence. You knew that he knew Christ and that you were a child of
God. A man truly worthy of emulation. The last time I saw him was at a mission
reunion last September. Although we had not seen each for nearly 30 years, he
not only immediately remembered my full name but also the name of my small Idaho
home town and one of my hobbies. Need I say more? My deepest sympathies to the
entire Bangerter family, especially Sister Bangerter, in the sure knowledge of
the resurrection and eternal life. Elder Ward
Glenda and family, my heart goes out to you at this time. I am so grateful to
you for the example that you have shared with me of love and family and
generosity, etc. Your Dad was wonderful to me when I met him in 1977. As a new
convert he helped me feel so special at April Conference that year. I have
always treasured the words he spoke and the kindness that he showed to me. All
of his children are such wonderful people because of his example. Thank you for
continuing to live the lives that he taught you. I am sure that he is lovingly
received on the other side of the veil and will anxiously await the rest of his
family joining him. Be comforted in the wonderful memories that you have and
know that many people were touched by his life and ministry. I was and am still
I've met Elder Bangerter several times through association with other family
members. I always found him to be a kind and decent man who made service to his
family and Church his highest priorities. You can tell the kind of life he
lived by the goodness reflected in the lives of his children and grandchildren.
Julie, My condolences from Ashevile,also to Heidi.
I was a VERY homesick missionary in the MTC in 1982. Elder Bangerter came and
spoke one Tuesday evening. I heard eight very good talks by the general
authorities while I was there, but to this day I remember how his words made me
feel more at peace and kind to myself than any other speaker. I will always be
grateful to you, Elder Bangerter, for that. Thank you for your faithful
service. Love from a then very young and still very grateful missionary.
Elder Bangerter was a very kind and gentle man. He always made you feel
comfortable whenever you would see him. He made you feel important and
appreciated. May the family be comforted and rejoice in a life that was
well-lived, and service that was beyond the call of duty
"Each life that touches ours for good reflects thine own greater mercy, Lord"
President Wiiliam Grant Bangerter touched the lives of thousands,He has been the
lighthouse of love and understanding and above all ... true friendship. Till we
meet again. To the Bangerter family ... our sincere feelings de ...Muitas
Saudades ... jroberto and lucia.
Dear Brother "BH"-I would strongly admonish you to work on adhering
to the Word of Wisdom; because your comments seem to indicate you are smoking
something that you shouldn't.My friend Roy Bennion has many fond
memories of the Bangerter "Boys" on the farm in "West" Granger.
Br. Bangerter was a good man. He and his wife have been good neighbors and
provided an example of what great parents should be. Our condolences.
My sincer sentimements to all your family..and to all those who knew this kind
man thru his Lifetime~In memory of Elder W'Grant BangerterUtah
USU's nepotism comment is so funny. It suggests that there is some sort of
wonderful earthy reward (beyond the satisfaction of making a difference in the
lives of others) for Sis. Beck's serving as the General RS president. Or some
heavenly reward, greater than what is available to others who serve in lesser
positions? Not.Re. Elder Bangerter, what a life of service. Such a
great example for family, friends, and others. It is always inspiring to learn
of such men and women.
Condolences to the Bangerters on their father's passing. I've met a couple of
them over the years and found them to be really good folk...