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Obituary for Charles Elden Yorgason

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Charles Elden Yorgason

January 21, 1915 - October 8, 2013

C. Elden Yorgason passed away peacefully October 8, 2013.
Born January 21st, 1915 in Ogden Utah. Son of Charles E. and Ester Erickson Yorgason. He attended Ogden City schools, Weber State College and graduated Utah State University. He served an LDS mission in Norway from 1936 – 1939. He served in the United States Army 1942 – 1946 part of which was in the European Theater. He was active in the LDS Church serving in the Bishopric of the Ogden 9th Ward and the High Council in both the Weber and Mount Ogden Stakes.
He met Helen McCloy (Hooper, Utah) in Paris during World War II. They were married in March 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. She passed away in May of 1978. He married Madeline Watkins in September 1978 in the Ogden Temple. She passed away in November 1992.
He was owner of Yorgason Auto Parts for many years.
He is survived by sons Grant, Kaysville; James (Linda), Bountiful; 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, sister Myrtle McPhie and brother Rulon Yorgason. Preceded in death by son Matthew, Grant’s wife Pati, brothers Milton, Kenneth and sister Florence Coffman.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 – 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Friends and family may call Saturday October 12, 2013 from 9:45a – 10:45a. Interment Saturday October 12, 2013 at the Ogden City Cemetery.


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Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: January 21, 1915
Died: October 8, 2013

Condolences for Charles Elden Yorgason

JIM STEGEN posted on 10/14/13

To Comfort You. Hoping it helps to know that others share in your sorrow. Thinking of you with Sympathy. We enjoyed our association with Mr. Yorgason through the years. Jim and Chris Stegen.


Carol Turley Hines posted on 10/13/13

My Uncle Eldon was such a kind man and a loving and generous Father. I so appreciated the care, concern and love he and Aunt Helen gave me as a young girl in a tumultuous and dysfunctional home. Their stability and love in my life were wonderful. I enjoyed chatting with Eldon whenever we met over these past years. He was a rock and I loved him.


Gail Yorgason posted on 10/12/13

I am sad about Elden. I always used to give his brother, my dad, Rulon, a hard time because Elden's birthday was 1/21 and mine is 1/23, and sometimes Elden and I got birthday wishes on the wrong day from Daddy. I talked to Elden on his 98th birthday and we had such a great visit. He was sharp as the proverbial tack, and related a number of family stories to me. He will be missed by all his family.


Diane Yorgason-Quinn posted on 10/12/13

This is such an event in our family. Elden's brother Rulon (my dad) worked in the same business with Elden for many years, and both families grew up in Ogden. A lot is lost to those of us still here. My dad, their sister Myrtle, and Elden grew closer over the last several years, reminiscing and just being there for each other as the last three of the siblings. That can't be replaced. A lot of history lost as well as the company of my uncle.