Naomi Dee Hays Bosen Goodrich, 91, a longtime resident of Magna Utah, died November 21, 2022, of natural causes. The eldest daughter of James Monroe Hays and Naomi Geraldine Swift, she was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 30th, 1931. She married Robert Afton Bosen in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1950. Together they had four sons and a daughter. A member of the LDS Church, she faithfully served in many callings. A brilliant scholar, poet, and artist, she graduated in 1949 as the valedictorian of her high school class. As her own children progressed through schools in Magna and while working as the secretary at Webster elementary school, she graduated from Brigham Young University with bachelor’s and Master's degrees. She loved teaching youngsters in church callings and in elementary schools. As a school librarian, she loved to read to the children and she sought out those that needed extra help with their reading.
A prolific painter, her oil paintings adorn homes of many descendants and local businesses. Some of her poems were widely published in church magazines, and many more are preserved in private volumes cherished by her posterity.
Dee was legendary in her own community for her capacity for love and selfless service. Her eternal marriage blossomed with deep, constant expressions of joy and affection. Passionate hugs and kisses were regular and frequent, but never routine! All of their children knew they were born into a family of extraordinary love.
Probably the greatest trial of her life was the long-term care and passing of her first husband and eternal companion Robert A. Bosen after a long decline spanning from 1973 through 2005. For every day of those 32 years, Dee invested her strength into his happiness. She made sure that he had all of the joy his declining body could handle. She literally kept him going, and when he became too fragile to be described as truly "going" she sustained him with her affection. We will never know the extent of her resulting exhaustion, but the extraordinary depth of her love surpassed the limits of ordinary endurance.
After two years of being a widow, she married Marian Glenn Goodrich (1932-2016), also a faithful latter-day saint member of the Church of Jesus Christ, whose own eternal companion Margie Lee Trout had also passed away. Glenn and Dee found happiness and companionship together. Their shared affection provided happy respite from loneliness. As Glenn aged and weakened into long illness, Dee once again invested her strength into his care and sustenance until he passed away in 2016.
She is survived by 5 children: Bob (Susan), Tomball, TX; Steve (Marilyn), West Jordan, UT; Bill (Jeannie), Pollock, Pines, CA; Tammy Tyler (Joe), Tooele UT; and Mike, Grantsville, UT; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, (David and Wayne); and one sister (Marilyn). She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Harry, and her sister Kathleen.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: 3151 South 7700 West, Magna, UT. Viewings will be at Magna's Peel Funeral home on Tuesday, November 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday,11-11:45 a.m. just prior to the funeral. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
Internet link for funeral streaming: https://youtu.be/Tznk6JxwJC0
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Primary Children's Medical Center.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)
Peel Funeral Home