January 1, 1918 ~ November 7, 2013
Visitation: Wednesday, November 13 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Tribute: Wednesday, November 13 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City at 7:30 p.m.
Graveside service: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Corinne City Cemetery at 12:00 noon
Godfrey Henry Pommier (Shorty)
Brigham City- Happy New Year, Currie, MN 1918 to Eva and Leo Pommier, Godfrey Pommier was born. They were farmers, raising corn crops and fishing for Bullheads at the head of Des Moines River by their house. Godfrey married Lucille Rupert from his home town in 1939 and they had four boys, Fr. Richard Pommier OMI, Gary, Terence, and Michael. While in Minnesota he worked on the farm and later became a door to door vacuum salesman. Lucille passed away in 1947. In 1952 Godfrey was headed to California when he stopped in Utah and met another beautiful woman, Santos Singh. They often danced the night away at the Berthana in Ogden. They married in 1953. Godfrey and Santos were instrumental in the repair and relocation of a church building to Brigham City, which became St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Together they continued their contribution to the parish by organizing many youth activities and family dances. Their house was in Corinne where they raised their three children, Andre, Marsha and the most talented, Catherine. In 1976 they built their home in Brigham City. He was a general contractor and was successful in both his business’, Frodsham and Pommier and Pommier Construction, building numerous Precision Built Homes throughout Box Elder County. Godfrey worked hard all his life and was still remodeling houses in his 80’s. His second office was the FOE where he sharked many a pool player earning him many tournament awards. The Senior Center pool room became his office after he traded in the Chevy, with the Pommier built truck shell on the back, for a Rascal Scooter. Home away from home was his cabin in Island Park where he spent his time watching for moose and driving the snowmobile pulling wild sled rides for his kids and grandkids. Godfrey was a talker and no one could leave without spending at least an hour in the driveway trying to get to their car. He definitely had his own opinion about everything. Can’t forget his Letters to the Editor usually mocking the profession of his children. He worked on his bucket list by inventing a toilet roll dispenser, playing in the world pool tournament in Las Vegas, making an engine run on water, priding himself on not having to take pills, and at 93 years old, creating a float for the Peach Days parade using his scooter as a billboard for the jokes he liked to tell. Godfrey dedicated himself to the care of his sweetheart during her illness and passed away the year after her death. He was 95. We will miss your garage sales, Dad! Surviving are his children mentioned and their spouses, his brother Calix (Betty) Pommier, 18 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren and the many in-laws making up his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, wives Santos and Lucille, son Larry, daughter Little Lucille, brothers Duane Pommier and Clifford Pommier, and three in-laws. Thank you Wendy, Brenda and Gary and staff from AFI Advanced Care for your compassion and care of our dad and our family. Also to Deacon and Mrs. Bambrick, we thank you for consistently being there for our family and providing religious support. A graveside service will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at Corinne City Cemetery at 12:00 noon. Family and friends can gather on Wednesday November 13 at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A tribute to Godfrey will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. Enjoyed the many years I knew him and have many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss.
Clyde and I have visited with him the last two Christmas Eves. He was such a joy to listen to and talk to. We will miss him very much.
Andy,Marsha & Cathy,
We're sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He still looked great at your mom's funeral. He was quite a character, we remember him fondly. Our condolences & love to you & your families. We've let the "roommates' know.
Donna & Steve
Its been many years, but recently hooked up with some of the old USU folks. The Minches sent me the news of your Dad's passing, and I wanted to send along my condolences to you and your family. I well remember the many weekends with your folks in Corine and the famous fall pheasant and goose hunts at uncle Pete's place. Your dad was a good man as was always kind to us kids when we invaded the house on the weekends from USU. We'll say a little prayer for all of your family.
Bob & Nancy Shape
I so much enjoyed the visits that had with your mom and dad. I remember Santos telling me several times that she and Godfrey had never had a cross word between them. I thought that was remarkable. I remember their 60th wedding anniversary and the 2 of them dancing and how touching it was and how in love they still were. I loved the twinkle in Godfrey's eye. He was so kind in his care of Santos. He was very resourceful and I admired how interested he was in the happenings in the community and in the things that were happening with his family. He and Santos had many qualities that I admired. They were a great team. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know and love them.
Soooo sorry about Godfrey...wish I could have been there to give hugs..so glad Murray john could fly out there.i know if dianna was still with us she would have been there. Hugs to all...dad just couldn't do the trip.he felt bad
Sorry to hear of Shortys passing. I loved to hear the stories he would tell along with my Dad John(Pat) Patcyk and my Uncle Jay Frodsham.They could talk forever if you let them. Truly sorry he has passed away. I can only imagine the gab fest that is going on in heaven with those three.