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Lenore Strong Nagle

October 17, 1929 — March 16, 2024

West Jordan

Lenore Strong Nagle


Salt Lake City: Lenore Strong Nagle passed away peacefully at the age of 94 the evening of March 16, 2024. She was born to Leon James 

Lenore Strong Nagle

Born October 17, 1929   Died March 16, 2024

Salt Lake City: Lenore Strong Nagle passed away peacefully at the age of 94 the evening of March 16, 2024. She was born to Leon James and Thurza Clark Strong on Oct. 17, 1929 in Alpine, Utah. She is preceded in death by her husband, LaMar Nagle, and her grandson Riley Nagle. She was a devoted mother of six - Jon Nagle (Rhonda), Julianne Nagle, Bret Nagle, Amy Nagle Jones (Anthony), Randy Nagle (Paula), and Kara Nagle; she was the proud grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Nori often said she wished she had gone to college so she could’ve “done something.” But degree or no, Nori was an extraordinary ‘something' and she did everything. She was humble and wicked wise, and she lived a long life of value and service. She was certainly everything to her six kids. She was the pole star for each of them and their biggest, most stalwart fan at countless school productions and sporting events. She was an enthusiastic camper and loved family trips to Brighton and Colter Bay.

She was a steadfast partner to her high school sweetheart, LaMar. In the last few weeks of his life, Dad repeatedly told Mom, “We aren’t you and me, we’re us.” Through their 70 years together, they were a solid team. As a young couple, Nori and LaMar ran an ice cream store and a catering business. We found ice cream recipes in her files, and though the sugar and calorie content are fairly horrifying, they sound delicious! Later, Nori joined LaMar as a counselor for high school students on several summertime trips to Europe. But their favorite collaboration was their family.

Nori loved being a mom, but her favorite role was that of Grammy, or GiGi, as she was known to the youngest family members. Growing up, the grandkids loved going to Grammy’s house. Mom and Dad’s world revolved around their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and the older ones remember what a treat it was to stay at their house. Nights at Grammy’s included sleepovers on the deck, bedtime stories, and Grandpa's malts and fries. Cherished gifts of all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the quilts, the dolls, and the toys that Grammy made for them.

Nori was a whiz typist and a genius seamstress. In high school, she was a cheerleader and a school officer. She was always poetic and very clever, and she was extremely artistic. She wrote scripts for roadshows, she wrote poems, she painted, she knitted and did needlework, and she was a gifted photographer. 

Nori served the Church in many capacities. As a young woman, she worked in the Church Office Building, and she must’ve been a pretty good employee; President David O. McKay officiated at the marriage ceremony for LaMar and Lenore. She was a teacher and mentor to hundreds of young women, and she was a primary teacher for small children. She loved history; she spent many years playing the living history character Drusilla Hendricks at the Pioneer Museum at Temple Square, and she was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. 

Nori had quite a following on Facebook; Julianne has documented to her family and friends all the jokes, the comments, and the experiences she and Mom have had on their “adventures” while living together the last 4 years. Friends and fans were constantly entertained and moved by Mom’s humor, her eternal optimism, her goofy pictures, and the love she shared with Julianne. 

The problem with living to 94 is that a lot of Mom’s friends have already gone ahead to the party. Aside from her partner in crime Aunt Lucille and her bestie roommate Julianne and some cherished members of the 10th and 26th Wards, most of Mom’s friends, her parents and brother and sister, her lifelong partner LaMar and their cute grandson Riley were already waiting for her. They’re up there now, relaxing in the best camping spot - the one with lots of shade and a view of the Tetons. What a great homecoming celebration they’re having now that the guest of honor has arrived!  

Funeral services will be held on March 30th at 10:30 AM at the Holladay 10th Ward meeting house, 4601 Chapel Street, Holladay, UT 84117. Viewings will be held at the ward on Friday March 29th from 6-8 PM and from 9-10 AM on Saturday before the service begins. Interment will be at the Alpine Cemetery in Alpine, UT. 

Lenore loved the mountains and the beauty and scent of the trees....  she and LaMar loved sitting and reading/sleeping in their shade.... in lieu of flowers I know she would love having trees planted in the forests in her name ... what a great legacy for so many to enjoy.  

Service will be lived streamed - Please use the link below.
 
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