Catherine Knowlton Hess Hogan, age 94, cherished wife, mother, grandmother and friend, completed her mortal journey on March 4, 2013. Born in Farmington, Utah, the second of seven children to George Marion and Chloe Knowlton Hess. She married Floyd Hyer Hogan January 31, 1945 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.|
Catherine's gracious manner, her unconditional love for her fellow men, combined with her inner spirituality were reflected in her exuberant happy countenance. She exposed her attitudes of love of forgiveness, of appreciation and tolerance, of understanding and wisdom to people in many corners of the earth. The world is a better place because she has been here.
After high school graduation she attended LDS Business College in preparation for an eventful business career. When World War II was upon us she trained as a Nurses Aid and assisted at the Salt Lake County Hospital. ZCMI also sought her for modeling in their Hotel Utah fashion shows.
Catherine has given willingly of her time and talents wherever they have lived throughout the world, Guam, New York, Sacramento, Calif., Oslo, Norway, Great Falls, Montana, Madison, Wisconsin, Taegue, Korea, and Nashville, Tennessee, Bountiful, Utah. She accompanied her husband as he presided over the Bangkok, Thailand Mission and later as he served as President of the Manila, Philippines Temple.
She is survived by her six children: Sandra and Richard Coletti, Scott and Judy, Suzanne and Bob Sawatski, Spencer, Lise Solveig and Roger Tuttle, Steven and Joan; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Hess and Dan and Mary Lou Hess; and a sister-in-law, Imogene Hess.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Bountiful 29th Ward, 1190 East Bountiful Hills Drive. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Thursday morning 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Published in Deseret News from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2013