Rex Yarger obituary (1952 – 2021) – Ogden, UT

Rex D. Yarger continued his journey to the next kingdom on October 10, 2021. Rex was born on March 28, 1952 to Dale and Irene Yarger in Pocatello Idaho. He was one of 5 children, he being the oldest. He was predeceased by his younger brother Shane and son Steven and grandson Sawyer Anderson. He was married to Verna Jean Smith, daughter of Dick and Maxine Smith of Pocatello on July 2, 1969. Their marriage was then celebrated in the Washington DC Temple on April 2, 1976, while serving in the USAF stationed at Wurtsmith AFB Michigan.
Rex graduated from Pocatello High School in 1970. He attended Idaho State University for 2 years and various other universities eventually got a BS in Computer Science from Utah State University in 1989. It took 19 years but he finally finished it.
Rex served in the US Air Force for 6 years from 1973 to 1979. He was posted to the 8th Airforce, 379th Bomb Wing of Strategic Air Command and spent most of his service in Illinois and Michigan, working on the SRAM missile system, the B52 and FB111. He also worked as a nuclear munitions controller.
Rex and Verna had seven children: Wendy (Mark) Osmond de Perry, Kevin (DJ) of Brigham, Steven (deceased), Sheila (Steve) Roche of West Haven, Chirelle of Brigham City, Krystal (Jeff) Forsgren of Willard, and Danyel (Dustin) of Willard. They have 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Wendy’s children are Jordan, Selest, Brandon, MaKayla. Kevin’s children are Mathew, Cassyopia, Rebecca and Michael. Sheila’s children are Londan, Logan, Jackson and Brinley. Krystal’s children are Sydnee, Danika, Vanessa and Carson. Danyel’s children are Bryson, Hayzlie, Sawyer and Payson.
Rex was an active and proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings and positions. He worked diligently in Family Search and provided thousands of names and ordinances to the temple. He loved to serve and help others mainly when no one knew he was doing it. He helped renovate and open the first LDS Chapel in Oscoda, Michigan. Rex enjoyed taking groups of young people, family, friends and others rafting the Snake River in Wyoming and could be found there on weekends much of the summer. He enjoyed helping widows and the elderly until his health began to decline. Yet he always sought to help and serve others as health and circumstances permitted. Service to others was his main focus in his life with church service and he was very happy to help others, especially his family.
Rex’s house on the 5th West was widely known as the Christmas House. Each year, with the help of his family, he would set up a huge computer-controlled Christmas light display synchronized with the music for everyone to enjoy.
He worked at Thiokol, Williams International and Autoliv for most of his career; mainly in electronics and automated control systems. Rex has also spent many hours helping others with their computer problems.
Rex was always attentive and had a special place in his heart for people with special needs or disabilities. He made a special effort to make them happy and make their lives better and more fulfilling. He made special recipes for those who had food allergies so they didn’t feel left out or forgotten.
Well, as Rex would say, “I’ll see you next year.”
The funeral will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City Utah West Stake Center, 895 N 625 W, Brigham City. Visitations will be held the day before Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S 100 E, Brigham City, UT, and prior to the service on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Church House . Interment will be in Brigham City cemetery.
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Posted by Myers Mortuary on October 12, 2021.


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