Lorraine Ruth Bargar

7 Aug 1924 - 25 May 2000

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Lorraine Ruth Bargar

7 Aug 1924 - 25 May 2000
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Good Afternoon, thank you for being here today to remember my mother Lorraine Ruth Halladay Bargar. I am her daughter Sylvia Hazel and I would like to share some things about Mom's life with you today. Mom came into this world on August 7th 1924 in Provo, Utah. She was the daughter of Minnie Ruth Ni
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Lorraine Ruth Bargar


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 5, 2011


June 4, 2011

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Mom's Life Graveside Services June 3, 2000 By Sylvia Hazel

Contributor: crex Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Good Afternoon, thank you for being here today to remember my mother Lorraine Ruth Halladay Bargar. I am her daughter Sylvia Hazel and I would like to share some things about Mom's life with you today. Mom came into this world on August 7th 1924 in Provo, Utah. She was the daughter of Minnie Ruth Nielsen Halladay, a housewife, and George A. Halladay, a coke oven man as described on her birth certificate.. She passed away on May 25, 2000 at 9:45 a.m. in Bakersfield, California. Mom was the oldest girl of seven children. She had four brothers Cecil, Floyd, Lloyd and Harold Halladay and two sisters Zella Lewis and Raeola Hudson. Raeola is her only surviving sister. She also has one surviving cousin Viola Bane. Mom grew up in Provo, Utah. She attended Franklin Elementary School, Dixon Junior High School and Provo High. Mom was a member of the Utah State Pupils Reading Circle in 1936-37 and again in 1937-1938. Mom was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on December 11, 1932. She graduated from the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints Primary on September 4, 1936. Mom's mother Minnie Halladay, at the young age of 40 passed away on August 31, 1941. Since mom was the oldest girl she took on many of the jobs her mother had done including cooking meals and caring for her younger sisters while she was still attending Provo High School. Mom graduated from Provo High School on May 29, 1942. After graduating from High School, Mom went to work at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah as a secretary and met her husband to be Roger Elias Bargar. The story of their courtship as I remember it goes something like this: Daddy asked her out,they went on a date, the next night he asked her to marry him and the next night she accepted his proposal. They were married in Ogden, Utah within seven days of their first date on July 8, 1943. That was quite a whirlwind romance. They remained married until his death on January 11, 1965. He died as a result of a Geneva Steel accident. Mom never dated or remarried. She wore her wedding ring the remainder of her life. Roger was her one true love. Mom has five children all still surviving: Roger Bargar Junior, Evanston, Wyoming, Anne Standifird, St. George, Utah, Sharon McCanlies, Corpus Christi, Texas, Darlene Bargar, Bakersfield, California and myself Sylvia Hazel, Bakersfield, California. She had 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. We all loved mom very much and she loved us too. Mom spent most of her life in Utah. She worked at a variety of jobs such as Secretary at Hill Air Force Base, an Office Manager of Barelco, Snack Bar Manager at Art City Lanes, and a Presser at Bayly Manufacturing. She earned a certificate of merit from Bayly Manufacturing for having the highest departmental percent gain of operation under 100%. Mom was an avid bowler, bowled on many teams and served as secretary of the Art City Bowling Association. She also bowled on the Springville Travel League. She won many bowling trophies and truly enjoyed the friends she met bowling. She often talked about Laurel Lowe, Betty Gonzales, and Dot Perrero who were on her Thursday morning bowling team. When she visited Utah she looked forward to visiting her bowling friends. Mom moved to Bakersfield in the 1980's and worked as a clerk for Seven Eleven for several years until she retired. The last couple of years mom spent her time traveling to visit each of her children. Mom loved her trip to New Orleans that she took with Sharon. However, she mentioned that there were lots of strange looking people on the streets. She visited Anne and they went to Mesquite, Nevada on a regular basis to play BINGO. She loved playing BINGO. Mom had a great time visiting Anne's children Gary, Angie, and Wendy. They all made it a point to visit Mom when she was staying at Anne's house. The last visit Mom had with Roger he took her to visit his son Erich at veterinary college in Colorado.She was very proud of Erich and was very impressed to see the Budweiser Clydesdale horses that were at the Veterinary Clinic where Erich was receiving his training. Tieg another one of Roger's sons just returned from a mission in Mexico and Mom thought he did a wonderful job speaking at his Welcome Home. She always shared Tieg's letters with me and would read them over and over again. Mom had a great time at Mindy's wedding and kept a large picture of Mindy, Mark and herself at the wedding on her bedroom dresser. When Mom was in Bakersfield she loved going to hear her granddaughter Shara sing with the Bakersfield College Choir. Mom was proud that Darlene was in charge of her own stand at Bakersfield Centennial Gardens. Her grandson Shayne who lives in Texas visited her on one of his trips to Bakersfield and mom was so happy to see him. Hillary another granddaughter visited Mom last year on Mom's birthday in Bakersfield. She enjoyed visiting with Hillary and her husband John and baby Cambria. It made her last birthday a wonderful day. Mom was so happy to hear that her grandson Travis was doing well. She would do anything for him. Mom was an avid Court TV fan and so excited to watch another granddaughter, my daughter Kimberly doing her job in court as a Deputy District Attorney. Mom was very proud of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and supported us in any endeavor we decided to undertake. As Abraham Lincoln said "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my Angel mother." I would like to end with a poem entitled: "The Watcher" By Margaret Widdemer. She always leaned to watch for us, Anxious if we were late, In the winter by a window, In the summer by the gate: And though we mocked Her Tenderly, Who had such foolish care, The long way home would Seem more safe Because she waited there. Her thoughts were all so full of us, She never could forget! And so I think that where she is She must be watching yet, Waiting till we come home to her, Anxious if we are late--- Watching from Heaven's window, Leaning from Heaven's gate.

Life timeline of Lorraine Ruth Bargar

Lorraine Ruth Bargar was born on 7 Aug 1924
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 6 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 16 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 33 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 39 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 49 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 62 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar was 75 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Lorraine Ruth Bargar died on 25 May 2000 at the age of 75
Grave record for Lorraine Ruth Bargar (7 Aug 1924 - 25 May 2000), BillionGraves Record 9986 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States