Larkin Mortuary

Diana Lynn Bodell Bagley

03/15/1942 - 11/05/2017

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Diana Lynn Bodell Bagley, 75, the artist, musician, poet, and teacher peacefully passed on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Diana was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in music. She married David Bagley, the love of her life, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have lived in Utah, California, and New Mexico, raising six amazing children together. Diana was a patient, strong, and fun-loving teacher. She retired from teaching to serve as a magnificent Matriarch and fervently spoil her twenty grandchildren. She was a passionate masterful painter of landscapes using watercolors. She served a mission for the LDS church in the music department and served teaching others to read through the Deseret Industries reading program. She also valiantly served in the Timpanogos Temple and willingly held many other callings in the church.

Diana enjoyed receiving flowers from her husband which he would lovingly cut from his garden. She adored each of her children and grandchildren and told each one of them they were her favorite. She had a way with words and composed several poems describing the beauty and love our Heavenly Father has shared with us. Her unwavering testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ was held as a daily duty, sharing it not only in words, but by being a faithful living example to all of us.

The joy that we all felt around her will be missed.

The beauty she brought into the world will be missed.

The love she had for us will be missed.

Diana will greatly be missed by all.

Survived by her husband David LeRoy Bagley; her six children Todd (Michelle) Bagley, Tyler (Julie) Bagley, Chris (Lynette) Bagley, Lori (James) Bagley Burt, Candice (Jason) Bagley Woolley, Brandon (Tasha) Bagley; her twenty grandchildren Emilee (Nathan), Spencer, Samantha, Sarah, Bennett, Alyssa, Amanda, Daniel, Lauren, Alex, Carter, Topanga, Olivia, Benjamin, Peyton, Gavin, Elli, Edward, Khloe, and Kennedy. Along with her siblings Bill Bodell, Peg Bodell, Joe Bodell, and Mella Dee Bodell Nielson.

Preceded in death by her father Floyd Bodell and mother Madeline (Madelyn) Hobson Bodell.

Viewing will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:00-8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah and Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:30-10:45 am at Northfield 3rd Ward Chapel, 2195 North 100 East (Canyon Road), Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at Northfield 3rd Ward Chapel, 2195 North 100 East (Canyon Road), Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah.

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  • Tyler, Julie, and family,
    We are thinking of you at this sad time and know your mother and grandmother will be dearly missed. We love your family and hope that you will feel of our love and prayers for all of you.

    Daren, Carolyn, and family

    — The Forbes Family
  • Dear David and family, We wanted to send our love and condolences to you and your family . We are out of town and unable to attend the viewing and services for Diane. We have been so blessed to know and grow to love all of the Bagley’s. Diane was always so kind to us and was such an example of patience and endurance and David, you inspired us with your selfless service to your beloved wife. We enjoyed sharing grandparenting joys with both of you for Chris and Lynette’s children. Our love to you all, Lynn and Margaret Newman

    — Lynn and Margaret Newman
  • Mrs. Bagley, as we all knew her, taught three of my five boys while she was working at Heartland Elementary. She was a wonderful teacher and I am grateful for her years of teaching and caring for her students. I thank the family for supporting her as she worked and shared her love of learning with other families children. My boys are amazing men and doing very well in their lives thanks to good teachers that have helped us as parents teach and raise them. Our family’s condolences to your family.

    — Jeanine Swenson