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Obituary for Leroy Eugene Songer

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Leroy Eugene Songer

October 22, 1943 - December 12, 2015

Leroy Eugene Songer passed away in the early hours of Saturday, December 12, 2015.  He passed peacefully with family surrounding him after a long and courageous fight with Pancreatic Cancer.  This was Leroy’s second fight with cancer, having survived the first go around some 40 years ago.

 

Leroy was born on October 22, 1943 to Earl F. Songer and Violet P. Liptrap Songer in North-Platte, Nebraska.  The family later moved to Utah in 1954.

 

Leroy worked selling newspapers on the street corners in Ogden when he was very young.  Early on, he worked as a cook at Al’s Greenwell, then at Weir Motor Repair in Ogden for a few years, before settling into meat cutting at Wilson Corp. for many years.

 

Leroy married Patricia L. Christianson in 1964.  They had two daughters and one son.  They later divorced in 1973.

 

Leroy is survived by his son, Earl L. Songer of Ogden, UT; his two estranged daughters; four grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Alene) Songer of Sunset, UT; sisters, Sharon (Robert) Clark of Riverdale, UT, Caroline (Randy) Edwards of Clearfield, UT and Milly Ann (Pat) Ryan of Colorado Springs, CO.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters; and four nephews.

 

The family would like to thank Shannon, Michelle, Tonya and Tom who are staff members of Symbii Hospice Company for the loving and emotional care and support they gave our brother in these final days.

 

We are thankful to Earl Songer for making it possible for Leroy to do so much this last summer.  Leroy loved his outings with a passion.

 

A Viewing will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.

 

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

 

Please send condolences to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

A Viewing will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary.


Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.

 

 

 


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: October 22, 1943
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Patty Ballantyne posted on 12/20/15

Most Fathers Most fathers recall when their children are born that instant bond that could never be torn. Most fathers watch as their children grow and develop a pride no other would know. Most fathers give advice and gently guide, helping their kids to take things in stride. Most fathers earn the title of dad, by cherishing small things, even the bad. Most fathers strive to do their best, thinking how much they have been blessed. Most fathers love & protect their children, not causing harm & fear. Most fathers are different from you, ....I guess. I'm sorry you are gone and I wish we could of had the relationship that we should of had. God Bless Patty

 

brandy posted on 12/20/15

I never knew you, but I have always known a lot about you. My condolences go out to the people that were affected by Leroy's death. I would say grandpa, but unfortunately that was never the relationship we had. I hope throughout life you became a better man that hopefully learned from his mistakes. But I am thankful for you for one reason, without you I wouldn't be here, and neither would my amazing mother Patricia, and my aunt Lorie. Thanks to you, my mom is my hero, and the strongest woman I've ever known. And I got to grow up knowing that people really can get through anything, and you truly can make a better life for yourself. So thank you for bringing my family to this earth. Wherever you are now, I'm sure its where your supposed to be.

 

Leroy songer posted on 12/18/15

I love you papa miss u much

 

Barbara Marques posted on 12/16/15

RIP Leroy, we never got to spend a lot of time with you. But we all always enjoyed the time we had together. You'll truly be missed Love your cousins in Las Vegas, NV. Our prayers go out to the family.

 

Carl Johnson Lynette Johnson posted on 12/16/15

Uncle Leroy you are really missed R I P you are now with mom dad grandma your with all relation in Heaven now you can walk with Jesus Our Beloved Heavenly Father now you can see how they celebrate the holidays in Heaven love you

 

Vangie Hammrich posted on 12/16/15

LeRoy will be missed we all loved him very much I wish we could have spent more time with him ... He was great father and brother and cousin he will be truly missed . Love you cousin Rest in peace !!

 

Caroline & Randy posted on 12/16/15

We can all be proud of the fight he fought for life. Even though we know he isn't suffering now we will miss checking in on him and spending lunch with him. Love and miss you brother

 

v. thompson posted on 12/16/15

My sincere condolences to the family of Leroy Songer. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that Leroy is in the safest place possible – Jehovah God’s memory. (Malachi 3:16) The Biblical accounts of the resurrection are so sure that soon you too will have an opportunity to hear God’s Son, Jesus, say, as he did to Lazarus: ‘Leroy, come on out!’ to a resurrection of everlasting life in paradise on earth. (John 11:43) With deepest sympathy, For more comfort regarding the resurrection promise, please visit jw.org.

 

Tamara Crosgrove posted on 12/15/15

You will be missed, but you are with your momma now, and hope the best for the family and friends.

 

Leroy posted on 12/15/15

We love you so much

 

Leroy songer posted on 12/15/15

We love you so much your son

 

sandy yousef posted on 12/15/15

Im so sorry to hear about uncle leroy , He was a great uncle always fun to talk with , He will be greatly missed, We love you Leroy , You may be gone from our sight, But you are never gone from our hearts, Love, sandy, mohammed, suad and ziad

 

Mark Ryan posted on 12/15/15

Sorry to hear about Leroy, he was a wonderful brother and a great uncle. He will surely be missed. Love your sister Milly, and two nephews Chris and Mark.

 

Mark Ryan posted on 12/15/15

Sorry to hear about Leroy, he was a wonderful brother and a great uncle. He will surely be missed. Love your sister Millie, and your two nephews Chris and Mark.

 

Mark Ryan posted on 12/15/15

Sorry to hear about Leroy, he was a wonderful brother and a great uncle. He will surely be missed. Love your sister Milly, and your two nephews, Chris and Mark.

 

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