Edith Ganus "Edie"
With a flair for making everything special, Edith (Edie) Hostetter Ganus, lovingly served her family, church and community her entire life. Born 18 August 1934 in Richfield, Colorado, she was one of 9 children born to Glen and Maud (McDaniel) Hostetter. It was there in the San Luis Valley while working in the grocery store Kelloffs that she met the love of her life, Perry Gene Ganus. After a brief courtship, they were married on May 31, 1957, in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Perry’s work took them to California where they lived for 15 years before moving to Texas where they lived in Denver City and Katy. Following retirement, they served a mission in Papua New Guinea where she cooked, cared for and worked with the missionaries and people of that island. After their mission, they moved to Bountiful, Utah. In the years that followed, they served a stake mission and as Bountiful Temple workers. Throughout her life, she served faithfully in a large variety of callings including Relief Society President, Primary President, Young Women’s President, Seminary Teacher and Gospel Doctrine teacher.
Edie loved to gather her family and made every holiday special with decorations and special foods. She was a fabulous cook and there are many fond memories of her fried chicken, homemade rolls, “sketti”, Mississippi Mud and gravy good enough to drink. Edie was an amazing seamstress, and loved to cross stitch, crochet, tole paint and excelled at anything she took on.
In her later years, she used her love of sewing to bless the lives of many in a local care center by donating over 500 hand stitched quilts, which earned her the name, “The Quilt Lady.”
Edie passed peacefully in the home she loved surrounded by her family on August 27, 2021, in Bountiful, Utah. She is survived by her husband Perry and children, Michelle (Richard) Taggart of West Haven, Mark (Jeannie) Ganus of Layton and Bryan (Trena) Ganus of Clinton, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents and her siblings, Warren, Mary Leone, Doris Mae, Margaret, Donna, Luella, Harvey and Gladys.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. Graveside services will follow at 2:00pm at Lakeview Memorial, Bountiful, Utah.