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John Roger Bargar

July 23, 1943 — February 10, 2024

John Roger Bargar, age 80, peacefully returned home to his parents and Heavenly Father on February 10, 2024. John was born July 23, 1943, in Ogden, Utah, to Maxine Gay Schultz Bargar and Roger William Bargar. He was the 3rd of 6 children.

 

John grew up in Davis County, spending his childhood years with his brother and best friend, Carl. Through the years, our families have enjoyed the stories shared between the two of them – their friendship, love and bond was enduring to the end.

 

John started working from the time he was a little boy. From weeding onion fields to lifting heavy bags of sugar, that hard work ethic led to a successful wrestling career at Davis High School. John was a 3-time state wrestling champion and upon high school graduation in 1961, received a full-ride wrestling scholarship to Utah State University. John later attended both University of Utah and Weber State University, graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business. John received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force Reserves in 1972. John loved his country and the flag.

 

John worked 30 years as a Systems Analyst and made lifelong friends working on the teams he led for the State of Utah. After retirement, John enjoyed working as a Real Estate Agent where he brokered many deals, including many for family. John married Eileen Rae Tingey in 1971 and had 2 children, Brady and Brooke. John built their family home in the foothills of Farmington, creating for his kids a childhood filled with sledding in the winters, hiking in the summers, night games, and many wonderful memories in those mountains. John and Eileen divorced in 1994. John later married and divorced Jill Lemmon.

 

There is nothing John loved more than spending time with his son, Dad, brothers, nephews and grandkids fishing, hunting and hiking in the Uintah mountains. Summers were spent camping in Yellowstone and boating in Flaming Gorge. He took many trips (twice with the whole family) to Alaska for deep sea fishing.

 

John loved his family fiercely. He was a devoted son, brother, father and grandfather. He loved gathering family – whether it was a fish cookout, preparing the most delicious Thanksgiving dinners, or hosting Christmas Day or birthday dinners, John would do anything to find an excuse to spend time with his family. You could find John working in his yard, helping out his family, and attending a grandchild’s sporting event or school program.

 

Every grandchild has wonderful memories spent with their grandpa working in the yard, going hunting and fishing, picking vegetables from his garden or going to the rodeo with him – these are core memories that will live on forever with each of them. John had tremendously strong relationships with his daughter-in-law Melissa and son-in-law Jeff. He loved and cared for them just like his own kids. In John’s later years, he enjoyed coffee with his siblings as often as possible.

 

John was a Shepard for his entire life – always tending to, taking care of and looking out for his family. He had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. We will miss his smile, being able to tease and joke with him, but most of all, his presence in our lives. His legacy will live on in all of us – we hope to make him proud until we see him again. John is survived by his two children: his son, Brady (Melissa) Bargar; daughter, Brooke (Jeff) Holman; his greatest pride and joy, his grandchildren: Jace Bargar, Kennedy Bargar, Whitney Holman, Lauren Holman, Audrey Holman and Josh Holman; his loving siblings, Carl Bargar, Betty (Jerry) Jessop, Gay Ann Carter, Bob Bargar, Flint Bargar; and many nieces and nephews who John loved and cared for dearly.

 

John is preceded in death by his parents, Roger “Buzz” and Maxine Bargar, his sister-in-law Pam Bargar, and brother-in-law Don Carter.

 

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Sunridge Memory Care and Utah Caregivers Support Network Hospice for their loving and respectful care of our Dad. Additional thanks to John’s brother Flint for being a constant companion and support to our Dad and our family during his time of need.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main Street, Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family prior to services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be following at Kaysville.

 

Condolences may be sent to www.lindquistmortuary.com

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