Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 19, 2021
Dana Thompson Gogan

Obit Dana Thompson GoganDana Thompson Gogan, 52-year-old resident of Tooele, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at IHC Hospital in Salt Lake City from C-diff colitis that caused sepsis and kidney failure. 

She was born to her birth mother Vayla (Newman) Cornell in North West Hospital in Seattle, Washington, April 8, 1969. Her adoptive parents are Ray Sterling Thompson and Bonnie Jean Gearing, and her stepmother Pitrica J Alhand Anglin Thompson. 

Dana loved to play Salt Lake County girls bonnet ball and loved playing short stop. She loved to shop and enjoyed the bling. She also loved attending Mountain Men Rendezvous with her dad. 

She attended Cottonwood High School from 1984-1986 and graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1987. 

Dana married Bryan Harker in 1986 and had three children: Heidi, July 31, 1987; Rebecca, June 23, 1989; and Melissa, June 8, 1990. Later they divorced. She married Troy Linwood Gogan in 2004. 

Dana is survived by her father Ray Sterling Thompson of Tooele; birth mother Vayla and Russel J Cornell of Cherry Log, Georgia; her children Heidi Harker, Boise, Idaho; Rebecca and Chris Cook, West Valley, Utah; and Melissa and Ty Clemans, Tooele, Utah; her brother Adrin Ryder, Seattle, Washington; and sister Jessica Warner; grandchildren Nyah Rae Compton, Boise Idaho; Keagen and Payten Loerscher, West Valley, Utah; Archer Ray Christensen and Kobi Lee Clemans, Tooele, Utah; her former husband’s Bryan Harker, Bountiful, Utah; and Troy and Braden Gogan, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

A viewing will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., with a graveside service following at Tooele City Cemetery, 361 S. 100 East. Flowers can be sent to Tate Mortuary.

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