Dear Marian and family - We were sorry to find out abut Garth's passing after returning home from our 46th anniversary trip in Oregon on the 15th. We would loved to have been with you all again to celebrate the wonderful man we knew and loved, as well as holding each of you once again. We look forward to meeting up again some time and hope it will be soon. Our love to you always, Dave and Sharon Manookin.
David, Stevie and the Mangum Family, please accept our sincere condolences at this very sad time.
What a shame we did not know Garth. According to his obituary, he was an extraordinary person!
Your next door neighbors,
Bob and Georgia Gorringe
Dear Marion and family,
As we are still in NYC finishing up our mission, we were unable to attend Garth's funeral. When he was called as bishop of the newly formed University 21st Ward, we were not only blessed with a marvelous bishop but also were blessed with the entire Mangum family: Marion making quilts for every new baby, and Steve, Dave, Mary and Susie loving our children in the nursery. You graciously welcomed us into your home not only as young married students but also throughout the years since.
Bishop Mangum was a wise and caring bishop as well as a great leader and speaker.
Larry and Janet Peterson
Marion et. al.;
So enjoyed the funeral yesterday and the grave side end of it as well.
Had opportunity to visit with Macleans A. Geo-JaJa at the cemetary.
He credits Garth with so much in his career and life.
For some years I was involved with Garth, first, with gathering data
for a paper or two that he wrote and so graciously gave me credit as
a co- author; second, as I involved myself with the State legislature he
would tutor me on my efforts and experiences there. The particular
issues involved now either escape me or are distant memories. But
interacting with Garth on one thing or another is fresh in my mind and
was always such a positive experience.
In the course of our involvement, my youngest daughter Jenny applied
for an internship with Ted Kennedy just before his passing. When Garth
found this out he had me bring her out to visit with him and then wrote
a strong letter of recommendation to Kennedy et. al. It worked! She even played
Ted Sox softball that summer. I still have the tee-shirt. Ted died before
the year was out.
Subsequently, Jenny went to Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego
and graduated just 4 Saturdays ago. Meant to let Garth know that,
but procrastinated too long. He always encouaged others to grow and I
know he would have rejoiced with me in her progress.
More personally, after working as a Labor Economist and then a Health
Research Analyst I digressed to working as a painting contractor. Although
I have been successful as a contractor, this was hard on my self esteem.
Interacting with Garth restored my self esteem as an economist and made me
feel I could still use my training for good purposes. His example was priceless.
Thanks Garth, & thanks Marion for sharing him with me as you did for so many
Don Perkins, MS Labor Economics
P.S. I know he worked on his personal history in recent years. I am active
LDS and would very much like to have a copy. I would be glad to compensate
you for it, run copies for you for others,or whatever. If this request is too bold
of me feel free to egnore it. DP
address: 5349 Robinwood Circle
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Dear Marian and your family,
We were so saddened to learn of Garth's passing. We had a flood of fond memories come to us. We have been acquaintances and friends for over half a century starting in the 50's in the Eastern States Mission. Bob and Garth were companions for a time as were Marion and Rulene. Marian and Rulene have had a close relationship from our missionary days. Rulene even sang a special song at Garth and Marian's wedding and we managed to drop in on their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We've had many, many choice experiences together. We love you, Marian and we pray that the Lord will bless and comfort you and your family at this time.
Dear Marion, Steve and Troba, Mary, Dave, and Suzie,
I am saddened by your loss. Your husband and father is a wonderful man as you well know. He was always so kind to me. I appreciate him getting me a job in Boston for the summer. I'm sure his work continues and he will be looking after you on the other side of the veil. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Mangum Family,
I first became acquainted with Garth in my graduate work at the University of Utah. He was an outstanding teacher and friend and helped make that experience one from which I benefited greatly. It was exciting to have a political discussion with him and benefit from his thoughtful insight. He was one to always make you think. As the years passed, I had the opportunity of working with him in various community endeavors in Human Services and was able to draw on his expertise and support. Most recently, he was a support on the Inner City Mission and the LDS Church Humanitarian Services work for which I had some responsibility. Through all these years, I loved his sound advice, his devotion to helping others and his passion for service. Garth was a brilliant and good man. We will miss him. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynn A. Samsel
Dear Elder Mangum,
Our hearts are with you today. Your Dad was a great example, a grand Father, and worthy man. His influence on you is obvious, you are also a man of integrity. May the Lord be with you at this time and please know that many love you.
George and Myrna Broschinsky
Dear Marian and family,
How sorry we were to hear of Garth's passing. Such a good and gifted man. So glad to have known him.
I (Rosanne) am having a small surgical procedure in the morning so will not be able to attend the funeral. Please know my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Sincerely and with love,
Rosanne and Bill Hunt
Brilliant, thought-provoking, eye-opening essays in Dialogue were my introduction to Professor Mangum, and I still refer to them four decades later in teaching Church classes. I have learned his wisdom and compassion matched his erudition. Grateful for his contribution. Sad to see him go. Pleased to have 3rd generation Mangums in my ward and neighborhood--wonderful contributers themselves. God bless the great Mangum Family.
Family, I worked with Garth for several years in the social services area. I served with him on the Utah Issues Board and always knew and felt he had a passion for those less fortunate. His academic work helped back up what we were trying to do in the services we offered. He will be missed but not forgotten. Thanks for sharing him with us for so many years.
Dear Dave and Stevie, so sorry for your loss, we will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Dear Marion and family,
Garth was my strongest academic and service mentor while I was chair of the Department of Economics and the University of Utah. He was such a fine man.
Bonnie and I are enroute to Wisconsin and are sorry we will not be able to visit with the family or attend the service this coming Wednesday. We would have especially enjoyed visiting with Steve. God Bless you all.
Jim and Bonnie Rock
It's hard to express the deepness of my sorrow for you, your mother and your family. John and I are thinking of all of you and sending caring thoughts & prayers your way.
Every person is unique and a gift from the good Lord above. Your father, Mr. Magnum will be remembered as a special blessing to the many people lives he touched. For me, he was like a second dad and your parents always made me feel loved & treated me as part of your family ever since I moved to Utah in 1979. Mr. Magnum will always have a special place deep in my heart:-).
It is FAITH that lifts us at this sad time. It is LOVE that brings us comfort. It's are Family & Friends to share the many memories of Mr. Mangum's LOVE and AMAZNG EXAMPLE. It's HOPE that helps the healing. It's PEACE knowing he's with our heavenly father. May God Bless you, your mother and family and bring comfort as you take one day at a time. I love you.
Honoring a man who accomplished much during his earthly sojourn and left an amazing legacy...I feel blessed to know some of his descendants (or legacy). He will be missed, but surely his work continues across the veil! Peace, love and joy until you meet again...
Garth was a valuable asset in helping me with my employment . (State Planning ) .. and getting an M.S from the U... he also assisted me in negotiating some of my differences with Thayne...my condolences.... Mike Kirkham
I knew Garth when we served on a service mission in the inner city. He was a great leader and inspiration for me. He will truly be missed. Craig
I had a Graduate Course for my Masters Degree from Garth. He was an excellent professor and well versed teacher. The top in his field of economics. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I send my deepest sympathies and condolences to the Mangum family. Garth was a great man in his field and will be significantly missed.
Garth is a great guy with a lovely family. He'll be missed. Well done Bishop.
Dave and Stevie. Condolences from Dave and Wendy Dahl in Las Vegas. Garth influenced my education and career decisions while at the U. Dave