Gary D. Bagley passed away on August 27, 2021, in Orem, Utah, attended by his family at his side. Gary was born to wonderful parents Garth and Evelyn Bagley on May 27, 1956. He was raised on a farm and ranch in Koosharem, Utah and learned the value of hard and honest work at an early age. He credited his parents and Grandparents for getting him on the right path in life. He always loved beautiful Grass Valley and the surrounding mountains. He said it was a great place to be raised and it gave him many unique experiences while growing up. He learned from many good life experiences from his time there.
After graduating from Piute High School and serving an LDS mission to Belgium, he worked various construction and woodworking jobs to earn money for college. He received a Utah State University education and degree in accounting, with an emphasis in finance and business.
It was in Logan at college where he met his wonderful wife. He loved his wife and sweetheart Julie, the love of his life. They were married July 5, 1984 in the Logan Temple. He called her “My Lovely One”, “My One and Only”, and other terms of endearment. He always said it was no coincidence that they met, and when you hear their story you would understand.
He is survived by his wife Julie Baker Bagley, Children Brycen Bagley, Mysha (Stephen) Hatch, Claiton (Esther) Weeks, and Clinton (Chrystle) Weeks. And eleven wonderful Grandchildren, Kyson, Treyvn, Triton, Alexis, Alyssa, Ayden, Brielle, Cambria, Zeffaniah, Emberley, and Maverik.
Survived by Brothers and Sisters: David (Jennifer) Bagley, Mark (Nelcy) Bagley, Scott (Melissa) Bagley, Camille Bagley (Tom) Swartzmiller, Greg (Marja) Bagley, Stephanie (Eric) Pedersen, Michelle (Lance) Black, Lori (Marv) John, and Michael Bagley.
The titles most important to Gary were Husband, Father, Grandfather (Papa G), Son, Brother, and Friend. He often put the needs of others before his own. He shared his time and means and cared about and provided service to others.
He worked most of his professional career for School Trust Lands, earning funds for Utah’s school children. He loved having employment that gave him some work time in the outdoors. He saw many beautiful rural areas in every county of Utah and loved being out in various wild areas. He appreciated nature and saw many wonderful places and many different wild animals and birds. He looked forward to his “Mountain Therapy” sessions.
Gary was a simple man who appreciated the simple things in life and was always grateful for his many blessings. He often reflected on the hard work, examples, and sacrifices of his parents, Grandparents, and Great-Grandparents, with much gratitude, admiration, and appreciation.
He loved spending time with his children and Grandchildren and wished he could have done more.
He was a do-it-yourselfer and was not afraid to tackle new projects, which he considered great learning experiences. He was very handy doing building, woodworking, concrete, and various other skills.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many different callings in his life. He believed in the power of prayer and inspiration, taught to him by his parents. He appreciated and followed his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and tried to be a good example for his children and Grandchildren.
He enjoyed writing fun memories about his family. He was a life-long learner.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 02, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 p.m at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem. Funeral services will be on Friday, September 3rd at 1:00 pm at the LDS Church located at 500 South 600 West in Orem with a viewing held that morning at the church from 10:30-12:30 p.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.
For those unable to attend, you may view the services via Livestream beginning at 1:00 pm at the following link:http://www.facebook.com/wheelermortuary
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