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Fillmore City Cemetery
Saturday July 20th, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Shirl Allen Gager

Shirl Allen Gager, our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend left this earth on July 12, 2019 to be with his Heavenly Family.  Born September 28, 1935 in Granger, Utah to Claude W. and Selma Hick Gager.  He married Carol Bea Craner on August 28, 1989 and they were sealed together for time and eternity at the Manti Temple on July 15, 1994. In his earlier days, he was a very talented concrete contractor and raced sprint cars throughout the western United States in his spare time.  He was always busy. He loved working, whether it was on lawnmowers or large heavy equipment. He volunteered for the Holden Fire Department and Cemetery and was often found just driving around the mountains of Holden, exploring.  He took exceptional pride in his yard and garden.  He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints. 

Shirl is survived by his wife Carol, two sons Wm. Shirl and Shawn (Julie) Gager, daughters Melany (Gary) Swenson, Shara Gager, Kim (Sam) Probert, step children: Vickie (Oliver) Wheeler, Alan Collings and Deanna (Clint) Hall, many grandchildren and step grandchildren, whom he all loved the same.

For those wishing to show their love and respect, a viewing will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am to noon at the Holden Ward Meetinghouse (100 North 110 East, Holden, Utah 84636). Graveside service will follow. Interment will be in the Holden cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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Shirl was my Moms Cousin and we saw home many times during my growing up years. He had the best smile and laugh. I loved his Mom (Aunt Selma and his sister Virginia.). Sad to hear of his passing. His photo reminds me of my Great Grandfather Hicks.

Connie Eyre Owsley Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

I wish we could fire up the fire trucks one more time.

Bret Beal Jul 19 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on July 18, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

I knew the family well, with the except of the dad who was deceased. I went to school with Shirl's brother Gordon(killed in Korea 1951, class of 1946 Cyprus High).

With deep love for this family,

Darrell "Monte" Kelson
Magna, Utah

Darrell "Monte" Kelson Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

A Designers Choice was ordered on July 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 16 2019 12:00 AM

Love you dad! Will miss you...hope you get to spend a lot of time catching up with you parents, brother and sister!

Wm. Shirl Gager Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

I miss your sweet smile. I love you more than words can express. Im so very grateful for getting to share your life. Thank you for being my dad

Deanna Hall Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

Dearest Carol and family
I am so.sorry to read this news. Carol you were a wo derful wife and care giver to Shirl. I loved coming to your home to visit with you and Shirl.
I will not be home Saturday but I want you to give yourself a BIG hug from me

Lorie Brinkerhoff

Lorie Brinkerhoff Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM