Isabelle Bawden Bangerter, the 96-year-old mother of, among others, Elder William Grant Bangerter of the presidency of the LDS Church's First Quorum of the Seventy and Gov. Norm Bangerter, died April 4, 1989, of natural causes.
The governor, in Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress about the Central Utah Project, was informed by his wife of the death Monday night, said Francine Giani, the governor's press secretary. The governor will delay an economic-development trip to the Orient for one day so he can attend the funeral.A resident of West Valley City until her death, Mrs. Bangerter received frequent visits from the governor and once told a newspaper reporter her greatest ambition was that her children be honest and hard working.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life, Mrs. Bangerter taught in virtually all church auxiliaries, was a temple worker for 19 years, an avid genealogy researcher for 40 years and worked to help the handicapped.
The funeral will be Saturday noon in the Granger 20th Ward, 3835 S. 2850 West. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, and at the ward one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park.