Coby Kay VanWagoner

June 1, 1974 ~ September 21, 2020


Sept. 25, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary Riverton 3688 W 12600 South Riverton
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    Sept. 26, 2020
    11:00 AM
    LDS Church, 8137 S Echo View Drive, West Jordan, Utah
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  • After a long battle with breast cancer, our most precious wife, mom, daughter and sister-Coby VanWagoner, has returned home to our loving Heavenly Father. Born June 1 1974, she died Sept 21, 2020. Cancer may have taken her body, but her strength, courage, faith and compassion live on in all who knew her. Coby’s optimism and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ throughout her cancer journey allowed her to beat the odds again and again. She shared both with all she met, always willing to do anything for anyone, without letting on how badly she was doing herself.

    Family was everything to Coby. She was sealed to her sweetheart Dale in 1995 in the Salt Lake Temple, who is looking forward to spending eternity with her. Coby got great satisfaction out of seeing her children show their talents, baseball and music. You could find her cheering her sons on at their baseball games. No matter the weather, or how much she was struggling, she would be there supporting them. Not to be left out, her daughter excelled in singing, and Coby was always there doing what she could to encourage this talent.

    Her other great loves in life were camping and the Utah Jazz. Her love of camping came early when she would spend two weeks every year with her family at Christmas Meadows in the Uintah Mountains. This love was shared with her husband and children, and many nights were spent around the campfire, looking at the stars. She was a big Utah Jazz fan, going so far as to make sure to take a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower in her Rudy Gobert jersey.

    As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Coby held many callings, but got the most satisfaction, and touched the most people as Relief Society president. She was able to share her testimony of Jesus Christ often with those inside and outside of the church. She was loved by all she came in contact with.

    Her family would like to thank all the many doctors and nurses at the Huntsman Cancer Center for their commitment throughout Coby’s cancer treatments. They are also thankful for all the family, friends and ward members from the Maples 4th and Westbrook 1st wards who provided visits, meals, cleaning, and overall love to Coby and her family the last few months of her life.

    Coby is survived by: husband-Dale VanWagoner, son-Austin (Angie) Cowan, granddaughter-Ayla, daughter-Taylor (Travis) Finch, son-Tyson VanWagoner, father-Bob Cowan, mother-RaNae Walker, sister-Jenny Marsh, sister-Carrie (Aaron) Manges, brother-Andy (Merrilee) Cowan, and many beloved in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday September 26 at 11:00am (viewing at 10:00am) at the LDS church located at 8137 S. Echo View Drive, West Jordan 84081, masks are encouraged. The graveside services will be held at 1:00pm at the Redwood Memorial Cemetery. A viewing will be held the night before, Friday Sept 25 at Larkin Mortuary in Riverton from 6-8pm, masks are encouraged.


    I worked with Coby just a few years. Her bright smile and happy spirit brightened my day. Even after her diagnosis her inspiring posts lifted my heart. May your family find comfort knowing Coby will always be watching over you ❤️

    - Judith Zarogoza Felix
    Coby was one of my best friends in junior high. I will never forget her. We ended up going to different high schools and lost touch. I did enjoy following her when social media came about. We actually had planned to meet up back in March then Covid happened and we never was able to meet. Rest in peace Coby. From what I could tell through social media you fought one hard fight and your an inspiration to many. Hugs to her family.

    - Dolly Stephens
    To Coby's family. I just want you to know how much I adored Cody. I helped take care of her at Huntsman. It was a great privilege in my career as a nurse to be a part of her journey. I will miss her so much.

    - Vicki Rosser
    Oh, Coby, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You were so strong for so long. That strength and positivity helped me weather some of my own health struggles. Thank you for your beautiful example. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones. Rest well.

    - Heidi (Hoppe) Allen