español English

Obituary for William Howard Bosgieter

William Howard Bosgieter thumbnail

William Howard Bosgieter

November 30, 1926 - January 5, 2018

William Howard Bosgieter, 91, Phoenix, Arizona, died peacefully January 5, 2018, in Scottsdale Arizona. He was born November 30, 1926, in Ogden, Utah, the oldest son of William Simon Bosgieter and Hilda Leone Allen Bosgieter. Howard graduated from Ogden High School with ROTC training and proceeded to join the U.S. Army in 1945, serving honorably in both WWII and the Korean Conflict.


On May 24, 1949, Howard married Violet May Valentine. The marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on March 29, 1995. Howard was active in the Boy Scouts of America, teaching young men the importance of gun safety (NRA trainer) and the love of the out of doors. He was a member of the Cactus View Ward in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoyed time with family, his occupation as US Postal Service Vehicle Analyst and especially hunting and fishing.


Surviving are son, Craig Bosgieter (Gail); and daughter, LuAnn B. Johnson (Ray); five grandchildren: Shaun Johnson, Mariann Mear, Lauren Hardin, Tim Bosgieter and Katie Macfarlane; 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are: Ronald J. Bosgieter (Sandy) of Willard; Donald G. Bosgieter of South Ogden. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert; and three sisters: Lucille, Dorothy, and LaVern.


Services will be held February 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Leavitt’s Chapel of Flowers Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.



Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Time: 9:30 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Time: 10:30 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

| Map


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of William by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for William Howard Bosgieter

Born: November 30, 1926
Died: January 5, 2018

Condolences for William Howard Bosgieter

SY posted on 2/3/18

To the family sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercy comfort you at this difficult time. Psalms 34:18


Teri Valentine Gomm posted on 2/2/18

I always remember Uncle Howard with a smile on his face and such a patient and loving individual. I was young when his family was around here in Utah and when they came home to visit. I remember him asking how I was and how I was doing in school. He was interested in “me”. He was a calm person and I feel that today. The family will miss him greatly.