On February 18, 2019, we lost our husband, father, grandfather, best friend and hero, Larry Ramon Skogerboe, to complications resulting from kidney failure. Larry was born to Reuben and Rozella Skogerboe in Grantsville, Utah on February 23, 1947, where he lived until the age of 12, at which time he moved to Kearns, Utah. He was a graduate of Granger High School.
Larry married Julia Rushton on November 6, 1971. They were blessed with four children in whom Larry was very proud. He loved to hear of their accomplishments and to see them succeed.
Larry was drafted by the Army in 1971, fighting in the Vietnam War proudly and honorably. He was awarded two Purple Hearts during his time in combat. He took a sniper’s bullet and carried shrapnel with him in his back throughout his life as a result of this near fatal injury.
Working several jobs, Larry found friends everywhere he went; Kennecott, Hercules, Fort Douglas, Hill Field Air Force Base, and finally the Federal Aviation Administration where he retired. His willingness to work hard in any capacity was an example to his children and grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Rozella and Reuben; his in-laws, Lewis and Leone Rushton; brothers Gaylord (Skog) and Dean; brother-in-laws Richard Rushton and Claude Parkinson; sister Shelley; son Joseph; and granddaughter Jordyn.
Survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Julia; daughter Trudy (Quint) McCombs; sons Matt (Katie) Skogerboe, Zachary (Susan) Skogerboe, Dan (Stevie) Skogerboe; four granddaughters; three grandsons; and one great-grandson. Also survived by sister Maralee Parkinson; brother Denny (Cherie) Skogerboe; brother-in-law James (Carla) Rushton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
“You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings”
Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019, 12:00 noon, at Riverton City Cemetery, 1500 West 13200 South. Viewings will be held Friday, Feb. 22nd, 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:00 a.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road.