Arthur Emiel Haggen
May 21, 1929 ~ April 6, 2015
Graveside services: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery
Arthur Emiel Haggen, 85, passed on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with his family surrounding him. He was born on May 21, 1929 in Lovell, Wyoming, a son of Hans Opheim and Nellie Nicholene Torgerson Haggen. Arthur served in the US Air Force during World War II. He married Loraine Fillerup on January 8, 1953 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on August 1979. He married Shelia Griffiths on April 25, 1980 in Heber City, Utah and they were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove 9th Ward, he served as an ordinance worker in the Provo and Mount Timpanogos LDS Temples. Arthur was active in the Lions Club for over 40 years. He worked and retired from the US Dept. of Agriculture. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, music, especially the accordion, organ and piano. Surviving is his wife, Sheila; Children: Bryant (Shelly) Haggen; Tanjalyn (Chris) Hortin; Nissa (Eugene) Moore; Sarah Haggen; step children: Diane (John) Wilcox; David (Cha Cha) Brickey; Douglas (Chris) Brickey; Dale (Nadine) Brickey; Dean Brickey; Dorothy Wilcox; 28 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two brothers and one sister. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loraine, his son Arthur Haggen, Jr., step son, Daniel Brickey. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Box Elder Combined Veterans. Funeral services by Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah.
I'm saddened to hear of Arthur's passing. My heart felt sorrow goes out to his family for their loss. I'm sure each of his neighbors along with me will remember Arthur's quiet kindness to everyone on our street. It's always hard to say goodbye when one of our neighbors and friends pass on, or move away. I pray his family will accept my condolences for their loss and sorrow.
Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. Although i never met him in person, Art was such a kind man. Diane spoke so highly of him and I have been happy that you had him in your life. I am so happy that you were sealed to him and that he gave you Sarah. I pray that you will be filled with love and peace knowing you have someone waiting for you.
It has been so many years since I was able to see Uncle Art. What a kind man, and so many fond memories. Sending love to the family.
Sheila, we were saddened to hear of the passing of your husband Art. We appreciate the many years that the two of you helped us at Farm Field Days at the Terry Tomato station and for all your involvement in the Master Gardener Association. We will think of you both every time Farm Field Days rolls around and appreciate your kindness and good spirits.
From all of us at Utah County Extension