On the morning of Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, Gary James Bergstrom, who was a treasured father, grandfather, brother, and son, ended his courageous battle with cancer. He passed away in the presence of his family who love him very much.
Gary was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 20th, 1947, the son of Elwyn L. Bergstrom and Dawna Jeanne Taylor Bergstrom. He graduated from West High School in 1965. He married Susan Steoger in 1966, they were later divorced. He worked for P.I.E. and ABF trucking companies, driving locally in SLC and retiring in 1996.
Fishing and spending time with his family and friends in the high mountain lakes of the Uintah mountains, as well as trips to the SAW2TH mountains in Idaho, brought him so much happiness. He had a passion for motorsports, baseball, astronomy & music and his greatest joy was spending time with his ten grandchildren. He was a central part of our family, with a quiet, reasonable nature full of wit and he will be missed deeply by many and never forgotten.
Survivors include his father and sister: Elwyn & Jody Bergstrom of SLC, UT; sons: William R. (Tanya) Bergstrom of Loveland, CO; John R. Bergstrom, of SLC, UT; Matthew J. (Heather) Bergstrom of Boise, ID; Mark E. (Kara) Bergstrom of SLC, UT; Ryan Q. (Sara) Bergstrom of SLC, UT; and ten grandchildren: Evan, Connor, Hailey, Duncan, Shyanne, Emma, Carson, Josh, Myles and Carys.
He was preceded in death by Dawna Bergstrom and Susan Bergstrom.
Funeral services for Gary will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. A Viewing will be from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm prior to the services. Gary will be laid to rest by his family the following day.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.