Louis “Louie” Earl Magera, finally made it to his long awaited “dark room” that he always joked about, on September 2, 2021. He was born on September 18, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Hannah (Turpin) and Louis C. Magera.
He grew up in the small town of Magna, UT, which let him tell of many of his wild adventures. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was shipped off to serve in the Korean War for 4 years. He told many stories of his Navy experiences on the U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692 Destroyer Ship. He moved up in the ranks to become a Quarter Master 3 and also received the Good Conduct Medal.
After his military service, he returned home and married the love of his life, Lois, on June 13, 1953. Their story is one for the books, where he told her that she would be the one he would marry on their first blind date.
He retired from Kennecott Utah Copper, after working there for 30 years. After retiring, he spent his time on their small farm with his family, tending to the animals that he thoroughly enjoyed. The thing that he loved the most was taking rides “out west” with his family and friends, especially his grandkids. Whether it was chasing them
"To know him, is to love him!" around with deer hearts and rattlesnakes or having them pick up dry cow pies for the fire, the memories will be cherished forever.
Louie will be remembered for his quick-whit, sarcasm, sense of humor, loyalty, brutal honesty and unconditional love for the ones that meant the most to him.
Louis was the oldest of his siblings; Richard “Dick” Magera, Joann Gortat, and Mickie Petersen.
He leaves behind his wife of sixty-eight years, Lois Virginia (Fox) Magera and their two children, Louis Craig Magera and Gaynel (Patrick) Cromwell; 8 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren.
As per Louie’s request, there will be a small family service, so please take a “nip” in honor and celebration of a life well lived.
Life Story Info
- Korean War
High SchoolCyprus High School
That pretty much sums up my Dad. He done pretty much everything he wanted to. I remember he was in California on vacation when the mill shut down. He called and asked me if he was retired, I said it looks like it to me. Upon returning home I remember asking him asking him what are you going to do now. He said, "anything I want ". That's exactly what he did. I'll miss you "Turp". Your son Craig.
Dick and Louie Magera
Louie & Lois Magera
All smiles with Bruce and Betty Buckner
Louie and Dick Magera