Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 26, 2014
Camille Matthews Sagers

Obit Camille Matthews Sagers1922—2014

Camille Matthews Sagers, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home in Grantsville, Utah, on Aug. 21, 2014, one day before her 92nd birthday. What an incredible birthday it must have been as she enjoyed that long-awaited reunion with her sweetheart. Camille was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Grantsville, Utah, to Parley Pratt and Mamie Clark Matthews, the fifth of eight children. She grew up in Grantsville and graduated from Grantsville High School, spending much of her youth helping her dad on his dairy farm. She studied home economics at Utah State University for two years until the war broke out, at which time she moved home and found a job working at Wendover Air Force Base. In 1945, she met the love of her life, Gerald Sagers. They were married Dec. 5, 1945, in the Salt Lake Temple. Soon after their marriage, they made their home in St. John (Rush Valley), Utah, where Gerald worked at Dugway Proving Ground as well as managed the family farm. Camille spent countless hours helping him around the farm. Camille was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving in primary and Relief Society, particularly with the music. She also served on stake sunday school and primary boards. She loved working with the youth and was involved in and directed many roadshows. Perhaps her greatest church calling was that of a devoted and supportive bishop’s wife for 17 years, taking care of her small children, helping to raise money and build a new church in St. John, feeding the missionaries and doing their laundry, and unselfishly serving those around her. She was a talented seamstress, a wonderful cook and a beautiful cake decorator. Her family was her greatest joy, constantly expressing how proud she was of them, how much she loved them, and thanking them for their continual care these last few years. Camille is survived by one sister, Helen Willardson, Richfield, Utah; five children, Lynn (Kay), Logan, Utah; Kent (Sue), Vernon, Utah; Carla (Philip) Chamberlain, Grantsville; Hal (Cheri), Grantsville; Paula (Rick) Didericksen, Lindon, Utah; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and five brothers. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at noon at the LDS Chapel, 550 E. Durfee St., Grantsville, Utah. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Special thanks to the many aides who lovingly assisted her each morning the past two years, allowing her family to care for her so she could remain at home. Condolences can be shared online at


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