Evelyn Hansen Fugate – St George News

May 31, 1930-Aug. 27, 2022

Evelyn Hansen Fugate, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at the age of 92 in St. George, Utah on August 27, 2022. She was attended by her family. and caring hospital staff at St. George IHC Hospital after contracting pneumonia.

She was born on May 31, 1930 at her home in Palmyra, Utah, the daughter of Finley Reed Hansen and Catherine Johnson Hansen. With great joy and anticipation, Evelyn looked forward to being reunited with her husband, Ralph, and her special daughter, Sherrie Lyn, and with them in mind, she looked forward to the next chapter of her life and to returning to of his Heavenly Father and other deceased persons. family members and friends.

Evelyn loved her family with a passion and with interest in hearing about all the accomplishments and activities. Her posterity loved her very much and regularly shared her life and photos with her. This love was demonstrated in part by several of her granddaughters named after her. She is predeceased by Ralph, Sherrie, her son-in-law Bruce Nell, her parents, all her siblings and many other family members and friends. She was the last of the generation of her family.

She is survived by her children Karen (Bruce) Nell, Pam (Larry) Wilkins, Richard (Teresa) Fugate, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and unborn twins.

She grew up in Palmyra, Utah and attended school in Spanish Fork and BYU. She loved life and was a perpetual optimist and always believed in the best of everyone and everything – to her life was truly “just wonderful”. She loved being a mother, housewife and grandmother. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and Ralph were sealed in the Manti Temple on June 4, 1963.

She was a Primary leader for many years and was instrumental in establishing the first Primary for children with intellectual disabilities, having worked with the LDS Primary General Board to develop the program and become its first president. . She was also instrumental in developing the first school for special needs children in Utah County, working with BYU leaders to develop a program, the BYU Demonstration School, and moving from modest housing to Oakridge School building adjacent to campus. She supported local politics and ran many charitable events in Utah County. Due to her involvement in the community, she was featured in “Flowers for the Living” in Spanish Fork Press.

After retirement, Ralph and Evelyn were snowbirds spending two months each winter in Arizona and St. George. They enjoyed traveling with family and friends and saw much of the United States, including five trips to Hawaii. They loved Saint-Georges and eventually moved there from their home in Palmyra.

A Cemetery Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on September 24, 2022 at Spanish Fork Cemetery, Utah. Family and friends are welcome.

Arrangements are in the custody of Pine View Mortuary, 435-986-4222. Visit the Pine View Mortuary website for the complete list of obituaries and funeral services.

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