Barbara Ann Pedersen Hogge passed peacefully from this earth on October 14, 2021, following complications from diabetes. She was the eldest daughter born to Alma Henry and Ethel Agatha Pedersen on December 14, 1946, in Park City, Utah.
She is survived by her siblings, Patricia Wareham and Edward Pedersen. She grew up in Deer Valley/Park City in a tight-knit community of family and was very close to her siblings and all her cousins throughout her lifetime. She was a member of the Park City High School Marching Band and graduated with honors from Park City High School in 1965. She then attended Excelsis Beauty College in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this time, she met her loving husband, Russell Wright Hogge. They were married on December 29, 1966, and later sealed in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple.
Russell and Barbara made their home in West Jordan, Utah and had five children, Scott (Rebecca), David (Jennifer), Kevin (Suzette), Laura (Uriah) and Amy (Patrick). She was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren who were the light of her life. She was the most loving, caring, generous, thoughtful wife and mother and always put her family’s needs before her own. Barbara loved family vacations, picnics, camping, fishing and celebrating holidays with her family. She loved her church, service and helping others. She served faithfully as a missionary at the Jordan River Temple Distribution Center and was a proud member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Wardhouse, 7511 South 2700 West, West Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Larkin Mortuary in Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral service. Barbara will be laid to rest in the Heber City Cemetery, Heber, Ut.
It is recommended that those in attendance please wear a mask due to COVID-19.
Life Story Info
I became acquainted with Barbara through DUP. She was fun and friendly. She was so easy to love. I have been out of the country and just arrived home -not in time to be to attend the service to honor her. I am sad I missed this. However, I want her family to know how special she was to me and I will miss her. May you be comforted by the many positive memories you have of her. Love to you, Joan Jenson
Russ and Kids, I'm sadden to hear of Barbara's passing. I have always felt that her and I had special cousin connection. She always kept me in the loop of what was going on in the Johnson side of the family and her family as well. I will miss our phone calls and chats that we have had. She was a wonderful and caring and giving person and I love her and will miss her dearly.
My God bless all of you and wrap you in his arms and hug you tight during this difficult time. Until you all meet again. Love Carrie and Carey Yates
To my dear friend Russell Hogge. I wish I was there to give you a big hug. I miss you and all of your great influence and experience. I want you to know how much I love you and your family and I’m so sorry for the loss of your wife who I did not know well but based on your great family I am assured she had a great part of making it so. I want to wish all of your children the very best and I hope all of you know obviously that heavenly father will be there to bless you and all the things that you folks down in need of. The greatest gift of all is to know that we will all be reunited again at another time. I know at this time for all of you her loss is probably hitting you all in different ways and it is not easy as per I recently lost my son. I lost my mom mini years ago and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. I lost my father a few years ago and I feel the same way about him. I assure you based on my experience I do grow stronger every day, however I still miss them but with father in heaven‘s help I am able to bear up this loss and look forward to the time of being reunited. Once again I love you all and I love the short time that I was able to be in your life’s. Love, Mike Cook.