Pauline Lopan Vogrinec Hansen |
1918 ~ 2012
Pauline Lopan Vogrinec Hansen passed away peacefully on September 13, 2012 while her son watched over her. She was born January 2, 1918 to Paulina Zupanc and Charles (Karl) Lopan in Winter Quarters, Utah, the second of three children. She attended school in Carbon County.
She married Joseph Vogrinec on October 9, 1937. Three sons were born to this union. They were later divorced.
Pauline danced her way into Richard L. Hansen's life. They were married June 8, 1962 in Elko, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She worked for Salt Lake Mine and Smelter Company, Rayne Softwater, IRS, and Ford, Bacon, and Davis with her husband. Pauline and Dick served an LDS mission in Tampa, Florida. Dick was then called as Bishop of the Ogden 54th ward where she cheerfully served as his helper and favorite counselor. Pauline and Dick worked in the Ogden LDS temple for many years as ordinance workers. She also served in the Primary and Young Women's organizations.
Pauline was a Gold Star Mother.
She loved her home, her beautiful yard, and her neighbors. She loved to cook a fresh breakfast of bacon, eggs, and fresh squeezed orange juice for her grandchildren.
Many winters were spent in Yuma, Arizona.
Pauline and Dick loved to travel with their best friends Wayne and Gwen Hansen, with whom most New Year's Eves were spent playing Pinochle. For the last year and half she could be seen singing and dancing and making many new friends at PeachTree Place in Roy.
Pauline is survived by her one son, Charles W. Vogrinec (Marsha), Riverdale; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Vogrinec, Salt Lake City; one brother-in-law, P. Wayne Hansen, Roy; several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, 2 sons, Joseph Gary Vogrinec and Thomas Harry Vogrinec, four grandchildren, and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at the mortuary.
Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.
The family wishes to express gratitude to PeachTree Place and their wonderful staff of loving caregivers and Hospice-4-Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Primary Children's Medical Center, 100 Mario Capecchi Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84113.
Send condolences to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 14, 2012