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Obituary for Kevin Patrick Grogan

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Kevin Patrick Grogan

October 29, 1955 - August 22, 2012

Kevin passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday August 22, 2012. He was born in California on October 29, 1955 to Timothy Francis Grogan and Alice “Charlie” Grogan. He was raised and lived in Ogden, Utah.Kevin married the love of his life, Thelma Kay Pewtress on November 15, 1974. Together they had three children.Kevin worked as a machinist at Hill Air Force Base. He made many great friends throughout his life and lived one day at a time. Kevin had many hobbies; he loved to camp and hike; he could build anything that he visualized in his mind; he enjoyed photography and painting; but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. Rarely a weekend passed without his house and yard being full of children and laughter. He will be remembered for his humor and for always being there when needed.Kevin is survived by his wife Thelma Kay Grogan, his brother Timothy Francis Grogan Jr., sister Leen Grogan, his three children; Kevin (Sandy) Shawn Grogan, Michael Patrick Grogan, Crysta (Sheldon) Leen Gardner and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.A memorial gathering will take place Monday August 27, 2012 from 5-7pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden.


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Date: Monday, August 27, 2012

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Kevin Patrick Grogan

Born: October 29, 1955
Died: August 22, 2012

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kailani posted on 9/14/12

Thelma and FamilyI'm sorry for you're loss you are all in my heart


Britanie Pewtress posted on 9/3/12

welll seeing thats hes my uncle i have sooo many its hard to narrow just one so ill do i past and one recent..when i was lil he would hold us down and tickle us to the of us almost peeing our pants... most sheerished is seeing him holding and playing my own guys stepepped in and took care of everything when my dad died and i wanted to much to wrap my arms around him and tell him thankyou w/ a hug and a big smooch on the cheek but that didnt happen so i hope that he knows how much i cheerish him..and the rest of the family..<3<3


Bonnie (Wrona) Hoskins posted on 8/30/12

Thelma and Family.. i am so sorry about Kevin I have known you both for a very long time! You and your fanily have had your fair share of pain this year. I am sorry I missed Kevin's memorial I am in Oregon but you and you family are in my thoughts!!Deepest sympathy to all of you~


Karen Stimson Jay posted on 8/30/12

My heart is broken for this amazing family! Kevin was certainly one of a kind and it is such a shock to lose him from this life way too soon. Kevin and Thelma really is KevNThel! He had posted their love song, Unchained Melody, on his Facebook, writing: "This is for my lovely wife". What a beautiful love story! I am so proud of Kevin for creating such a wonderful life with his beloved family. No man ever loved his family more!He was an unusually caring brother, uncle, son, brother-in-law and friend. It is especially sad for Tim and Leen, who have been so close, always. I'll never stop laughing at his straight-faced humor and his quick wit..He courageously overcame many obstacles in his life and has been such an inspiration to many! I think he was a modern day Irish warrior. He will be dearly missed by my whole family..We've shared so many fun and tragic memories. We love you!


jim hare posted on 8/28/12

I worked with kevin at barnes aerospace before i went to work at hill, he taught me alot there and he was always a good friend, he will be missed.


Nan larson Shafer posted on 8/27/12

I am so sorry for you loss Thelma, my prayers are with you and your family.Nan Larson Shafer


Roy Bluemel posted on 8/27/12

I was sorry to hear about Kevin. He was a coworker and friend of mine. We had many good conversations and he was easy to talk to. I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.


Fred Abbott posted on 8/27/12

I am so sorry to hear about Kevin. I have a lot of good memories with you and Kevin. I'm glad they are all good memories. I miss all of you. Love. Fred.


Jennifer Jones posted on 8/27/12

I just want to say i am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for each and everyone of you. I only met Kevin a few times but each time i did i remeber his warm smile. Thelma Crysta & Shawn you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Donna Peterson Rhead posted on 8/27/12

Dear Thelma and Family,Please know that you are in my prayers. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. I love you dear friend. Always, Donna


Steve McCracken posted on 8/27/12

Thelma and Family, Please accept my condolences. I am so truly sorry for your loss. I know Kevin was a wonderful Husband who is loved eternally by his loving wife and beautiful family. Kevin provided a marvelous beacon for his family to follow. He led by example in which so few do today. He loved and provided for his family by being strong but sensitive to their needs and desires. That he loved all of his children and grandchildren and his lovely wife was apparent in every action he made. He guided with love and he shall continue to do so for he will live forever in all our hearts. The new journey that he has begun will be as successful as the one which he is departing. Go now Kevin and rest and know that you are loved and missed by many who admired you for the man you are and kind spirit you possess. May God please bless your loving family with the comfort and strength that you instilled in each one of them? Let them exercise the compassion and love that you showed them. Let them enjoy life as you did. And may He give them faith in the gospel and the promise of everlasting life. You will be sorely missed but forever loved.


Jennifer Allen McCann posted on 8/27/12

I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure Kevin will be sorely missed. I've been reminded of the good times spent at your house for sleep overs and it just breaks my heart. I hope Thelma is doing alright. Again I'm sorry for your loss. Jen


John Reynolds posted on 8/27/12

I've known Kevin for a few years and have always smiled when I saw him coming up. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. I never met anyone who didn't like him. Just a great big nice personality with a great outlook on life. My heart goes out to his family for their loss. What a great light he was.


Julie Smith posted on 8/27/12

Thelma - Know that we are all thinking of you and praying for you and your family. May God give you peace throughout this difficult time and help you remember all of the great times. We are here if you need anything. Julie SmithOgden Regional


Lila and James Grogan posted on 8/27/12

Dear Thelma and familyOur thoughts and prayers are with you. May all you loving memories live on forever in your hearts. We are all thinking of you and if you need us for anything just give a callLove and prayers to allLila and Jimmy Grogan


Bonnie Hardeman posted on 8/27/12

Dear Thelma and Kids (? I guess I have to use the term loosely since time has gone by and you are all grown up now...). I was so shocked to hear of Kevin's newest adventure just as you were when you heard of Lenny's. It took me back to the early years when we all hung out over on 26th and Van Buren and teased him about trading jobs as often as he changed cars. The kids were small and we were all a little bit not sure what we were doing. I thought about skiing with him and him teaching Hutch to ski. I thought about about the many hours we spent at you know where drinking coffee and telling stories. Seems like there aren't too many of the good old ones left. Thelma, I know you have lots of friends in Ogden but you'll always have a special spot in my heart from those early days. God will carry you well through this I know that from experience. He isn't really gone you know. He'll show himself to you every day in little ways. He loved you so absolutely.


Linda Clarkston posted on 8/26/12

Dear Thelma and family,My heart ached for you when I heard the news of your loss. I feel your pain and I also know that there are no words to ease that pain. Just know that you are loved and blessings and prayers are lifted up for you at this difficult time. Kevin is now in the sleep of peace and may his memory be eternal. Much love,Linda (gift shop)


April Moody posted on 8/26/12

Thelma,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Much love is sent your way.


Cami Herrick-Adams Hess posted on 8/26/12

I am so sorry for your loss. Word cannot express the sympathy I feel for you all. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Much love is sent your way.


Charlie Pewtress posted on 8/26/12

Thelma, Shawn. Michael & Crysta, there are no words...I loved and respected Kevin, as I do all of you, and the wonderful family you have become. His calming voice, and slow and thought out way in which he helped you to see things clearly, never giving you the answer, but forcing yourself to think for yourself... I am grateful for the example of the great husband, father and friend he showed everyone to be. He will truly be missed. Until we meet again Kevin...


Gary Jay posted on 8/26/12

I am so sorry for your loss! Kevin has been a good friend for over 40 years. I also worked with him for many years. He was a good and trusting friend. Always good to talk to and always had something funny to say. When I see Kevin I see the great husband, father and grandfather that he is and I also see the fun teenager friend that I knew. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Gary Jay


Kent & Tonya Smith posted on 8/26/12

Thelma and Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours during this time of need. Kevin will surely be missed by many, he was a mighty man. May his love for you all be your family's Irish blessing. With love, Kent and Tonya Smith


Kevin Fowler posted on 8/26/12

I considered Kevin to be a very good friend. Someone I could trust. He was always there for me when I needed him. Always in a good mood with his silly humor, he would make me laugh and it would put me in a better mood. I will miss him.


nancy batchelor posted on 8/26/12

kevin you will alwas be in my hart you and thalma. have alwas been number one love you and we'll miss you. love Nancy


Anita Kremer posted on 8/26/12

I will miss the stories that Kevin shared with all of us, when he talked about his grandchildren; it was with gentleness, when he talked about his children; it was with pride and when he talked about his wife; it was with love. I feel fortunate to have known him.


Gail Campbell posted on 8/26/12

You and the family are in my prayers.


Louise Baer posted on 8/25/12

Sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We love you.


James Olsen & Family posted on 8/25/12

Sorry for your loss of your husband and father. Kevin will be missed by us all. Your family is in our prayers. We love you.