Elder William Grant Bangerter dies at 91

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  • Gayla Hansen
    April 23, 2010 6:36 p.m.

    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.

  • Camoes
    April 22, 2010 7:56 a.m.

    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

  • Dena Mann
    April 21, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    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 today.

  • Dan
    April 20, 2010 7:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Bilprice Asheville Stake
    April 20, 2010 7:02 a.m.

    Julie, My condolences from Ashevile,also to Heidi.

  • Rainmaker
    April 19, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    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.

  • Quetazlcoatl
    April 19, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    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

  • jroberto
    April 19, 2010 2:55 p.m.

    "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.

  • Dave from Taylorsville
    April 19, 2010 2:44 p.m.

    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.

  • The Utah Republican
    April 19, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    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.

  • LuVpacifica
    April 19, 2010 12:37 p.m.

    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 Bangerter
    Utah resident@

  • BH
    April 19, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    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.

  • rlsintx
    April 19, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    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...