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Ann Louise Hogan

July 25, 1959 — October 26, 2021

Ann Louise Hogan

Ann Louise Hunter Hogan, 62, passed away gracefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on October 26, 2021 in Sandy, Utah.

Ann was born on July 25, 1959; one day after her father's birthday, which is where she acquired the nickname, "tagalong." She was born in Van Nuys, California, but moved to Holladay, Utah when she was three years old. She is the daughter of John Reese Hunter and Joyce Margaret Doerfler and is the fourth of nine children. Ann went to Holladay Elementary School, then Carden Memorial School, and then graduated from East High School in 1977. While at East High, she participated in cheerleading, madrigals choir, pep club, A'cappella choir, orchestra, and gymnastics.

Ann began her higher education at BYU where she traveled all over Europe as part of the Study Abroad (Vienna, Austria) program. She transferred to the University of Utah and while there, she spent a summer in Taiwan teaching English. She graduated from the U of U with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, which came in handy as she created and directed The Singing Connection, a music performing group, for more than 25 years. While working at her father's optometry center, she met the love of her life, John Millard Hogan. They became eternal companions when they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 12, 1984.

Music has always been an integral part of Ann's life as she sang, danced, and played the piano and violin. As a young mom, she played keyboard in a band performing various "gigs" around town. She dedicated her life to sharing her musical talents by directing and singing in many choirs including the Ars Nova Madrigals, the Draper Temple Dedication Choir, and many others. She loved to participate in the Sing-In Messiah and always had music playing in her home. Music was in every facet of her life.

As a talented seamstress, she sewed Halloween costumes, dance costumes, and even wedding dresses. Ann was fearless and was never deterred by the unknown. She was extremely resourceful and always had the determination to accomplish anything she set her mind to.

Ann loved being a mother and gave everything she had to her four children: Lauren, Lindsey, Michelle, and Stephen. She sacrificed anything necessary for her children to experience life to the fullest. She was an excellent example of bravery and strength and always encouraged them to try a variety of interests and follow their passions.

To Ann, family is everything. She created a loving home and many opportunities for the family to gather. The holiday season was especially significant to Ann and her family as she always made the time spent together more important than anything else. She left a legacy of traditions that her family looks forward to at every holiday. Boating was a huge part of her family life where they spent many summers camping and water skiing in Lake Powell. Ann also loved to play tennis with her sister, Donna, and escape into a good book.

Ann's fun-natured personality led her to host and facilitate many fun parties and events for friends and family, including holiday parties, reunions, and weddings. Ann was truly the life of any party.

Ann is a woman of many talents that she selflessly shared with everyone around her.

She impacted many people's lives with her service. At age 51, she went on to begin a career in teaching fourth and sixth grades at Crescent Elementary School, received her Master's degree in Education, and received the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2017.

Ann is the best grandma in the whole world and loved each of her grandchildren uniquely. They love their "Annie." She remained a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints her whole life and served in many different callings and capacities. Especially noteworthy were her efforts in organizing many Youth Conferences that left a lasting impact on those that participated. She is a woman of exceptional faith and always lived her life in gratitude for her many blessings.

She was generous and selfless and all that knew her loved her deeply. She was giving, caring, loyal, and a friend to all. Ann's radiant smile and positive attitude were contagious and brought a light into the lives of everyone around her. She would say, "the ones that love us never really leave us." Her beautiful energy will be missed but her legacy will live on in those that she loved.

She is survived by her husband, John Hogan, their children: Lauren (Rich) Wade, Lindsey (Justin) Knudsen, Michelle Hogan, Stephen (Liz) Hogan, her grandchildren: Brooks, Charles, Royal, Mikey, and Ezra, and her siblings: Helen (Mark) Watts, John (Krystal) Hunter, Donna (Bill) Pizza, Carl (Amy) Hunter, Matthew (Valerie) Hunter, Joyce Hunter, Mark (Heather) Hunter, and Angela (David Reiter) Hunter. She is preceded in death by her parents: Joyce and John Reese Hunter.

A visitation will be held at Anderson & Goff Mortuary, 11859 South 700 East, in Draper from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on October 29th, 2021. A service to celebrate Ann's life will be held at the Stake Center, 1106 E Old Dairy Road (8050 S), at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation preceding it from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will follow at the Memorial Holladay Cemetery, 4900 S Memory Ln., in Holladay.

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