Heaven welcomed home our gentle giant on Saturday May 18, 2019 when Gary Holbrook Bohman unexpectedly suffered a catastrophic stroke. Gary was born on December 18, 1945 in Elko, NV to Wilson Dale and Jean Holbrook Bohman.
Gary married Alane Paskett on June 21, 1968. He leaves behind his sweetheart, five children, Phil (LeeAnn) of Mesa AZ; Mike (Darcy) of Lehi, UT; Jen (Branden) Cook of Centerville, UT; Curt (Amy) of West Bountiful, UT; and Paul of West Bountiful, UT; and 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters: Frank (Linda); Fred (Jane); Burt; Catherine Atwater; Gene (Adriana); Suzanne (Brad) Nistler; Annette (Mark) Dicou.
Gary grew up in Peterson, UT on the family farm where he loved to spend most of his free time. He graduated from Morgan High School and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North British Mission. After returning from his mission, he met the love of his life and was married to Alane in the Salt Lake Temple. While attending college, he served in the Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Weber State College with a degree in Automotive Engineering Technology. After graduation, he began working for Chrysler Motor Company which took him to Colorado and Wyoming for several years. He left Chrysler and returned to Utah, but continued to work in the automotive service industry as a service department manager and warranty administrator for several auto dealerships in Salt Lake City and Bountiful, UT. He finished the last few years of his career working for his brother, Gene, as a warehouse manager.
Gary loved to spend time outdoors, including working on the farm with his dad, making improvements to the Bohman Homestead, sitting around the campfire at deer camp, or camping and fishing with his family in the Uintah Mountains. His hobbies included gardening, dutch-oven cooking, and taking road trips with Alane and the kids. His greatest joy in his life came from spending time with his children, but most of all his grandchildren.
Gary was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He answered and served faithfully when called, demonstrating Christ-like charity and love through actions more than words by putting the needs of others ahead of his own. He served for many years with the Boy Scouts of America where he loved to teach and share his love of the outdoors and cooking.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the West Bountiful 6th Ward, 1750 North 900 West. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful and Saturday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.
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