Mary Catherine Hagan

Friday, Nov. 27, 2020
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Mary Catherine Hagan

August 2, 1925 ~ November 17, 2020
Mary  Catherine Hagan died at home on November 17, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Mary was born on August 2, 1925 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Joseph B. and Genevieve C. Franklin. She grew up on Burkitt Street. Mary graduated from Sheridan High School and attended St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas. Returning to Sheridan, she worked at the Sheridan VA Medical Center.
Mary married Robert H. Hagan on September 17, 1949 in Holy Name Catholic Church. She and Bob moved to Denver, Colorado and New Jersey several times for Bob’s job with Mountain Bell Telephone Company and AT&T, eventually moving to Salt Lake City in 1970. Mary returned to work at the Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, retiring in 1986.
After retiring, Mary and Bob travelled extensively throughout the United States. Among their favorite places were Disney World, Sanibel Island, Florida and Hawaii. Mary and Bob also loved visiting our national parks – especially Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. After Bob’s death in 2005, Mary continued to travel with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cruises to Hawaii, the East Coast and a river cruise through Europe.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bob; her brother Joseph J. Franklin; sisters Rita Franklin, Bernadette Hoyt and Jane Gardner; and niece Susan Franklin.
Mary is survived by her children Stephen (Mary), Mary Beth, David and Timothy (Julie); grandchildren Christopher (Kristin), Robert, Patrick and Andrea (Brandon); and great-granddaughter Gretchen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 20, 2020 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Please share your memories and photos with her family at
With the uncertain times we are living in, the family is requesting donations to the Utah Food Bank or a local community food bank in Mary’s name.

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