Richard Eugean Jaeger

12 janvier 19437 janvier 2021
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Richard Eugean Jaeger born January 12, 1943, son of Emil and Helen Jaeger, passed away peacefully January 7, 2021 due to complications from a head injury.

Richard graduated from South High School in 1961, and joined the armed services immediately following graduation. He worked at Litton Guidance and Control, now Northrop Grumman, for 45 years.

Richard also worked at Bonneville (RMR) Raceway and had a love for the races, winning many awards racing his '65 GTO. He was the president of the VW Club Salt City Air Coolers and was a participating member for many years. He spent the last 23 years driving his beloved 1933 Ford Coupe Hot Rod. He loved to take the grandkids for rides and won many car show awards. Doing a burnout was a favorite!

He married his sweetheart, Gloria on August 27, 2005. They spent many years traveling in the hot rod and spent time in Europe. They later served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from May 2018 to May 2020, serving at the Magna Bishop Storehouse in Home Storage. In Richard's own words "some of it was good and some of it was iffy".

Survived by his wife Gloria Ann Jaeger, and their children, Todd (Jessica) Jaeger, Brandi (Jeremy) Crispin, Donny (Wendi) Nester, Julie (Burt) Maynes, Johnny (Ketty) Nester, Justin (Kathryn) Nester. Brother, Brent (Susan) Jaeger, Sisters, Debra (Joe) Hopper, Margaret (Don) Jacobs, 18 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents Emil and Helen Jaeger, his first wife Mary (Scherzinger) Jaeger of 40 years, and brother, David.

There will be a viewing Wednesday January 13, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lakeridge 2nd Ward House, 3151 S 7700 West, Magna. Funeral services will be for immediate family members only, Thursday January 14 at 11:00 am, at the Lakeridge 2nd Ward house. Graveside services for all, immediately following the funeral. Interment at Valley View Memorial, 4335 West 4100 South West Valley City. The family would like to thank Michelle, Andy and the medical team at IMC who took such great care of Richard. In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to Kruisers for Kids for Shriners Hospital via Venmo to @Kruisersforkids_rjaeger.


  • Public Viewing

    mercredi, 13 janvier , 2021

  • Private Funeral Service

    jeudi, 14 janvier , 2021

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  • Public Graveside Service

    jeudi, 14 janvier , 2021


Richard Eugean Jaeger


Laura Cuff

21 janvier , 2021

Gloria, I just saw the obituary for Richard. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved being the medical assistant at the doctor's office where you came. I loved seeing you and Richard the 17 years that I worked with Dr. Westermann. I loved hearing about your hot rods and all the trips you took. Someday we will see each other again. I truly loved you both and I have missed seeing you. My love to you.

Michael Wilson

19 janvier , 2021

Both my wife and I enjoyed spending time with Richard and Gloria when on our work break at the Magna Bishop's Storehouse.

Richard was always extending an invitation to anyone who entered the break room to come sit with him and Gloria and share some food and conversation.

Their combined hospitality made volunteering at the storehouse a more rewarding experience.

Pamela Smith

17 janvier , 2021

I worked with both Dick and Gloria, truly good people. Sorry to hear he passed.

Mary Henningsen

15 janvier , 2021

So sad and sorry to hear about Richard. We loved bowling on the same league with him and Gloria. It was a fun time.
He will be deeply missed.
Our thoughts are with his family.
Sending Lots of Love
❤️Mary and Ingo

E Ray Johnson

13 janvier , 2021

Gloria, so shocked and saddened by your loss of the one who made you smile. I'm sure you knew, Richard and I attended the same grade school for the last two years at Sumner Elementary. We shared many times of the people we knew there. Forever linked with our 40+ years of working together, what a ride! Volumes could be written about it. Wished I could be there tonight, but I'm afraid there would be too many people there that I would want to hug, afraid of social distancing breaking down. :) Take care, prayerfully hoping you will find some peace and comfort

Tosha Mulliner

13 janvier , 2021

I have so many fun memories with my Grandpa, from going on random drives with him and Grandma to find an Ice cream place they never tried before, to car shows, to just sitting down and visiting. Times when he would make me laugh so hard, just being his fun-loving self. Grandma and Grandpa not only always show up in time of importance, but they also just show up to show up, and that is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. How lucky I am to have the best (and good looking) Grandparents. We love you Grandpa!


13 janvier , 2021

My Dear Brother Richard, you will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Kay (Baldwin) Hale

11 janvier , 2021

I just love the wonderful Jaeger family. We spent our early years living in their back apartment and then down the road from them. Richard was a few years older so we didn't see him as much. My heart goes out to his wife and family and his wonderful siblings we love. Bless all of you in this time of sorrow.

Steven Freestone

11 janvier , 2021

I have many fond memories of cousin Richard. The best one? His blue 1965 Pontiac GTO with the 389 cubic inch "Tri-Power" V8. One time we were all hanging out at grandmas. You remember the place. 1046 West Center Street in Provo. Richard had just finished racing his "Goat" somewhere in Utah county. He came back to grannies in the GTO. The car was still race ready. Open exhaust headers, racing slicks. Not quite street legal. 😁
Richard gave a few of us the ride of our lives in that car! There were 5 of us. I think Brent was in the front seat and 3 of us were in the back. Can't remember who. Anyway, he showed us what that car could do! I could feel the roar of the exhaust headers under my feet as he reved up that big V8 and dumped the clutch. The sound was insane! Can you say "loud"? He slammed through all four gears, like a madman, yet had total control of that wild beast. We were all blown away how that machine pinned us into the seat. It was more fun than any ride at Lagoon! 😊

Margaret Jacobs

11 janvier , 2021

I can hardly believe that my brother has gotten his wings to heaven. This is so devastating and will affect our family forever. RIP my sweet brother. I’ll love you always. ❤️❤️