Geoffrey Raphael Brugger

1943 – 2017

GEOFFREY RAPHAEL BRUGGER, 73, passed away the evening of March 24, 2017, at his home in Venice, with his son Geoffrey, and his brother Bill at his side. He was born October 9, 1943 in Richfield, Utah to Raphael and Julia Smith Brugger.

For 43 years Geoff was a senior dean at the Salt Lake Community College. During this time he was instrumental in the creation of the Larry Miller Business Center. Education was so important to Geoff that he went on to help build schools worldwide. He embraced the different cultures and people. Geoffrey received many honors and awards, one of which was the Martin Luther King medal for humanitarian work and his contribution to education. He touched thousands of lives through his travels.

Most important, he was a father, brother, uncle, and friend. Geoffrey was one of the most intelligent, complex, talented, people we will ever know. He was so many things to many people: teacher, mentor, builder of schools, world traveler, star and sky reader, musician and composer. He had such a tremendous love of art and music, and if you were lucky enough to hear him play the piano, you would have been mesmerized. He could play ragtime to gospel to classical and then blues in a blink of an eye. Man oh man he could make those piano keys dance.

Geoffrey loved nature from the mountains to the desert, the canyons to the meadows, the lakes, rivers, oceans, and all the living things therein. He was a bird whisperer.

We love and will miss you greatly Geoffrey R. Brugger! This world has lost a great soul.

Survivors include his sons: Geoffrey and David; daughter, Tammy; brothers: Bill and Michael; sisters: Julie Lynn and Kristine; many nephews and nieces; with love and gratitude towards Carol and Jana Brugger. He was preceded in death by his son Zachary, and parents.

Cremation services have taken place. Memorial services will take place at a later date. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at http://www.maglebymortuary.com (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)


Chad Ross Garfield

1971 – 2015

, age 44, passed away in his sleep on December 26, 2015 in Taylorsville, Utah. Born on April 7, 1971 to Lew and Diana Garfield in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Olivia Marie Lopez on March 20, 1998.

Chad graduated from West Jordan High School and Salt Lake Community College with a degree in Graphic Design. He had a passion for Classic Cars, helping his dad build cars and going to car shows. He loved traveling, being outdoors, his dogs, Halloween, Country music, making people laugh but most of all he loved being with his family.

Chad is survived by his parents, wife and children; daughter, Makayla Cryce Garfield; son, Hayden Lewis Garfield and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chad is preceded in death by his brother, Royce Garfield; grandparents; two uncles, a cousin and his mother-in-law, Sheila Haycock.

Funeral Services:
Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Noon
Cedar Breaks LDS Ward House
5635 South 2200 West
Taylorsville, UT 84129

A viewing will be held one hour prior to funeral. Internment will be at Redwood Memorial.

Friends and loved ones may also call:
Friday, January 1, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM
Redwood Memorial Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garfield Children at any America First Credit Union.

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Berry Ray Banks

1959 – 2014

Berry Ray Banks Obituary


BERRY RAY BANKS passed away April 4, 2014 in SLC due to complications from a Lung Transplant and Aneurysm. He was born February 6, 1959 in SLC, to Berry Fredrick and Lucille Olsen Banks. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from East High School.  Berry received his Associate’s Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from Salt Lake Community College.

Despite Berry’s debilitating lung disease, he accomplished many great things. He loved gardening, photography, painting, fishing, tinkering with his car, his computer and his Ipad. Berry loved open air painting, having painted on the streets of Venice, Italy, the shores of the Colorado River, many national parks and in the mountains that he loved.

Berry worked as an auto parts manager, a USANA distributor, and in ticket sales for the Utah Symphony. Berry never complained, pushing forward, he took care of himself in spite of his struggles. He loved life and hoped for a second chance with his lung transplant. Being our “Hero,” he taught us about courage, strength and determination.

Survived by sisters; Linda (Clark) Harvey, Cindy (Joe) Ellis, Leslee (Paul) Maki, Lisa (Dave) Wiley, brothers; Brent (Aleisa) Banks, Bert (Genie) Mortensen, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Laurie.

Funeral Services:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Jenkins-Soffe South Valley
1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So)

A viewing will be held 9:30 to 10:45 before the service. Interment will be at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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2 thoughts on “FAREWELL”

  1. Berry was a wonderful student! He was always on top of everything and worked very hard for himself and for others. I won’t forget him!

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