March 28, 1934 – May 19, 2023

Our loving Father, Husband, Brother, Son, and Spectacular Grandpa passed away Friday morning at the Senior Living Center, in their apartment with his sweetheart, Myrna by him.

Neldon was born March 28, 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donald Duncan and Edna Sheen Hogan.

Neldon, or “Nellie” by his nickname the 3rd child of 8 children. He is survived by his wife Myrna LaRae Cook and siblings; David (Mary) Hogan. Carolyn (Roger) Grimsley. Lee (Diane) Hogan. Lynn (Rex) Allen. Charlene (Gregg) Waters. Sister-in-law Madge Millward. Also survived by his children, Donald Wesley Hogan. Barbara (Mike) Miller. Carl (Brenda) Hogan. They have 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 more on the way, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Neldon preceded in death by his parents; Donald and Edna, siblings; Dean Hogan, Deloris and Dick Lambert, son’s Russell and Jeffrey Hogan. Daughter-in-law Keri Hogan and great grandchild Ethan Gutke. They are all missed, and Family are forever.

Neldon grew up in a small farm community, but also in the city, he enjoyed his childhood around animals, farming and what the city offered, sports, playing football, basketball, all the excitement the city provided. You would never see Nelly without his brother, and closet friend Yogi (David). They were inseparable.

Neldon went to Jordan High School after graduating joined the United States Air Force he served 4 years and was proud to be a veteran of his country. During his service met and married his sweetheart Myrna LaRae Cook in the Salt Lake Temple June 22, 1955, together they had 5 children. Neldon told everyone how blessed he was to be married 67 years to Myrna.

Neldon worked in farming, the dairy business, construction, with his brother David doing drywall sheetrock for many years building houses in Utah, and surrounding states. They put their drywall skills to building many Churches. He changed work as people often due for health, economy and need to support family.

Neldon work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Custodian.  He especially liked working with his wife, Myrna, brother David, and sister-in-law, Mary. He worked at same time for the Jordan School District, as a School Bus Driver every day excited what he did. He received a 15 year and then 20-year distinguished service award from Jordan District upon retirement, having a perfect safety record.

Retired Neldon and Myrna enjoyed traveling with Dave and Mary across the country seeing how beautiful the country is. He enjoyed doing things with family and grandchildren, never missing any of the children or grandchildren’s sports or events as long as they were given information to attend.

Nellie loved life, lived it to the fullest, enjoyed working hard and playing hard. He was a member of the Salt Lake Sheriff’s Posse, a service and riding club performing in rodeos, parades, and western competitions. Winning many awards. One year invited to the Rose Bowl parade in California. He enjoyed hunting, reading western paperback books, gospel books, doing family genealogy and temple work. He was a great handyman. He had pride in his pioneer and ancestorial heritage. He got excited sharing many stories and experiences from his life and family.

Most of all he was ready for easy living sitting beside his wife spending time helping her and watching tv with her and reading. He Loved her greatly and served her needs. Mom will miss him most, however she known’s and we too, he has filled his mission in life, and we are a Forever Family, we will see Dad again.  This because of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Neldon is a strong faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many Leader positions and working with the youth, which he enjoyed the most. He loved to do home teaching (ministering) and helping neighbors and friends. Neldon is truly a disciple of Christ.

Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donate to the Memorial Fund for Donald Neldon Hogan at Everloved: https//

There will be a viewing Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 11:00 – 11:45 am at the West Brook 4th Ward building, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 6364 South 3200 West, in West Jordan, Utah. Followed by a Family prayer about 11:45 am prior to funeral.

The funeral will begin at 12:00 noon. At the West Brook 4th Ward building, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 6364 South 3200 West, in West Jordan, Utah.

Interment will take place at the West Jordan City Cemetery, 7925 S. 1300 W., West Jordan, Utah 84088 after the service.

Family and Friends are invited to return to Cultural Hall at the Church (6364 South 3200 West) for a luncheon at 3:30 pm provide by West Brook 4th Ward, with special thanks from the family for the Relief Society and members for services provided.

Special Thanks for Memorial Mortuary and their assistance.


Funeral Service

Tuesday, May. 30, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6364 South 3200 West
West Jordan, UT 84084

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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May 24, 2023

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So sorry for the loss of a great man my love and prayers for his family rest in peace Uncle Nellie!!

Kevin Hogan , Mount Airy , NC, US May 25, 2023

So sorry for the loss of a great man my love and prayers for his family rest in peace Uncle Nellie!!

Kevin Hogan , Mount Airy , NC, US May 25, 2023