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Rozanne Cannon Hogan

January 28, 1939 — April 15, 2023



Rozanne Cannon Hogan passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in the presence of loved ones at her home in Kaysville, Utah. She was 84 years old.

Rozanne was born on January 28, 1939, in Ithaca, New York, to Orson and Dorothy (Knowlton) Cannon. Her father’s graduate work at Cornell University required that the family spend six months of each year in Ithaca, and six months on Long Island. When she was three, Rozanne and her family moved to State College, Pennsylvania. Shortly after that, they relocated to Bowling Green, Ohio, where they remained until 1948. Nine-year-old Rozanne then moved with her family to Logan, Utah.

That same year, Rozanne began lessons from Mrs.  Wasserman, a local music teacher. Within a small amount of time, Rozanne had become so skilled that Mrs. Wasserman’s husband, head of the music department at Utah State University, took over her piano instruction. For the remainder of her preteen and teenaged years, Rozanne continued under Dr. Wasserman’s guidance, receiving lessons from no one else.

Dr. Wasserman once remarked that the two best students he ever taught were his own daughter, who went on to become a concert pianist, and Rozanne Cannon. After having given lessons to Rozanne’s younger siblings as well, he said, “I would’ve taught the Cannon dog to play piano. That family was just so talented.”

At age 13, Rozanne was invited to perform for a visiting Juilliard professor who’d been conducting a master class in Logan. After hearing her play, he promptly invited her to move to New York and attend Julliard as a piano performance major. Her parents politely declined the offer.

In 1957, Rozanne won the Utah State solo contest, earning the right to perform, as a high school senior, with the world-renowned Utah Symphony. One of the young men who’d competed against her later became a piano performance instructor at BYU. He wasn’t at all pleased about having lost to Rozanne Cannon.

Graduating from Logan High School in 1957, Rozanne began her education at Utah State University later that fall. Her older brother, Larry, had met a nice young man named Kent Hogan while serving as a missionary in the Southern States mission. When Kent visited his cousin, David Bodily, at David’s home near Logan, he took the opportunity to drop in on Larry as well. Kent met, and was immediately smitten with, Larry’s younger sister, Rozanne. In the two days he remained in Logan, he and Rozanne went on three dates together. After that, the two continued their courtship by letter, quickly becoming engaged.

Their marriage was solemnized a year later, in 1958, in the Logan, Utah temple.

They moved to Portland, Oregon, where Kent attended dental school and their first child, Suzanne, was born. After that, they moved to Camarillo, California, and Kent worked as a dentist at the Oxnard Air Force Base there. Two more children, Paula and David, were born in California during that time. The family then moved to White City, Oregon, where their fourth child, Kristine, was born (in nearby Medford). Returning to California, they lived in Tustin. Ann, their fifth child, was born in Orange in 1968, and Steven was born there in 1971. Early in 1973 Kent and Rozanne decided they preferred Oregon to southern California, so they moved to Bend, which would be their home for the next 45 years. Sarah, Matt, and Rebecca were all born in Bend.

Much of Rozanne’s life was devoted to the service of others - service to those in need, service to her husband and nine children, and service to the community through her amazing musical gifts. There were six pianos in her home - two grand pianos in the front room, and four Clavinovas - all of which she used for group lessons. At her peak, Rozanne had an active roster of more than 50 piano students. She performed, and accompanied others, hundreds of times, in numerous venues and on countless occasions.

Rozanne served in many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including as primary president (twice), and, for many years, as ward organist. She and Kent traveled to Portland on weekends for a number of years to serve as ordinance workers in the temple. Her faith in, and love for, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ was unwavering, and an inspiration to all.

She had a particular love for both jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and one of her favorite activities was hiking in the Mt. Rainier wilderness, pointing out (and identifying by name) the various wildflowers growing there. She was a decades-long participant in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), and loved to hike to the top of Pilot Butte, in Bend, with her dear friends. She adored her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, visiting them often and spending untold hours reading stories aloud to them.

After Kent retired from his dental practice, he and Rozanne served together as missionaries at the Cove Fort, Utah, historical site for the Church. Their second mission together was in the Patriarchal Blessings Office of the Church Family History Department, in Salt Lake City. A third, unofficial “mission” took place when Rozanne and Kent moved to Rexburg, Idaho, to live across the street from their daughter, Ann Shumway, supporting her while she pursued a nursing degree at BYU-Idaho.

Rozanne is preceded in death by her parents Orson and Dorothy Knowlton Cannon, her husband Newell Kent Hogan, and her grandson Thomas Kent Hogan. She is survived by her siblings Larry (Helen) Cannon, Jim (Ardyth) Cannon, Kathy (Ted) Perry, and Kristine (Robert) Hatch. She is also survived by her nine children - Suzanne (Mike) Mosman, Paula Hogan, David (Shauntel Christensen) Hogan, Kristine (Kenton) Olmstead, Ann (Perry) Shumway, Steven (Rebecca Rich) Hogan, Sarah (Paul) Davis, Matthew (Emily Persico) Hogan, and Rebecca (Matt) Randall, along with her 50 grandchildren and her 46 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Rozanne's life will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Orchard Harvest Ward church building at 235 N. Bonneville Lane, Kaysville, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service, from 11:30-12:45, and the dedication of her grave will take place in the Bountiful City Cemetery following the service.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.

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