Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 4, 2021
Nabor B. Medina

Obit Nabor B. MedinaNabor (Navor) Beningno Medina passed away March 1, 2021, peacefully at his home.

He will be greatly missed by his family and all his many friends.

Nabor was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Alamosa, Colorado, to Guillermo and Gertrudes “Gertrude” Mondragon Medina. He grew up in Taos, New Mexico, and was the fourth child of the 11 brothers and sisters. This family was very close, and had a loving and caring relationship for each other throughout their entire lives.

Nabor married Erlinda Suazo in Taos, New Mexico, and together moved to Tooele, Utah, in 1948. They had four wonderful children: Velma, Herbert, James, Anne — who were their parent’s delight.  

Nabor has been a Tooele resident for over 70 years and showed a positive, happy influence in his community.

Nabor later married Barbara Lansdowne who sadly passed away. Nabor then met a light in his life, Ethel Bourget, and together enjoyed life at the fullest, laughing, traveling, dining out and being with family and friends. 

Nabor worked at the Tooele Army Depot as an ammunition specialist for over 40 years when he retired. He had a “blast.” He was respected by his peers for his cheerful attitude and great work ethic.

Nabor was very dedicated to his Catholic religion and community. He lived the gospel of Christ in his actions. Nabor was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and held the position of Grand Knight in the Tooele chapter. He donated his talents and love to the Tooele community for many years. You would find Nabor with his church family helping with neighbors, friends, the city’s annual picnics, arranging bus trips to Wendover, and fund raising for any charity that was in need. Nabor was full of compassion and generosity.

Nabor enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and would sing whenever he had the opportunity. He delighted in being with others, fishing, hunting and bowling, and was a “600 Series” bowling master. He cheered on the Utah Jazz and Denver Broncos in every game. But most of all, he loved everyone and was admired by his family and many friends. He looked forward going out to having breakfast donuts with his brothers, Gene and Richard every morning. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Claudia, Maria, Ida, Roy and Willie; his son Herbert; and son-in-law Woody Gober. Along with Erlinda, Barbara and Ethel.

He is survived by his children: Velma Medina Gober, James (Carolyn) Medina, Anne Medina, with Norman and Ella Bourget, Renee and Chris Hauser; his brothers, Gene and Richard Medina; including 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He loved and cherished them all.

We give a warm thank you and appreciation for all those who helped and supported him with their many acts of kindness and visits. Nabor always appreciated these visits. And appreciation for his caring nurse Lucilla and for his daughters Anne and Velma, who also helped to encourage and care for him. And mostly, a thank you to his brother Gene for his tender care, concern and love towards Nabor.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Marguerite Church, 510 E. Vine St., Tooele, Utah. Rosary is at 10:45 a.m.

Interment will be in Tooele City Cemetery immediately following. All are welcome to attend.

A celebration party in honor of Nabors’ life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Nabor’s remembrance to support the compassionate works to St. Marguerite Catholic Church in Tooele, Utah.

Online condolences are available at Didericksen Memorial, Grantsville, Utah

Please abide by the current COVID guidelines.

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