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Sara Sylvia Hastings Bagley

09/20/1937 - 03/01/2019
Service Date: 03/08/2019
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2339 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, AZ
Visitation Date: 03/07/2019
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Sara Sylvia Hastings Bagley passed away on Mar. 1st in Mesa, AZ.  Born 1937 in Hurricane, UT, Sylvia attended BYU and worked many jobs.  She enjoyed a 15- year career in the USDA personnel division until her retirement.  Sylvia loved reading, solving crosswords, watching a Disney movie and eating her favorite treat – popcorn!  She had a special bond with her kitty cat.  Her favorite activity was visiting with family and grandchildren.  Everyone will remember Sylvia as a kind, patient, listener who loved to laugh.  She is survived by her husband, Dale; children: Rob, Ron and Cammie; 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Premier Hospice. A Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Thurs, Mar. 7th at Bunker’s University Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 11 AM, Fri, Mar. 8th, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2339 S. Crismon Rd in Mesa.  For further information visit www.bunkerfuneral.com




  • Mike & Kim Allen

    Please accept our sincere condolences. We loved Sylvia, and enjoyed spending time in your home in West Jordan. My girls still talk about her and how kind she was to them. RIP Sylvia.
    We love you, and your family. We are sorry we are not able to attend the services. Sending love and prayers for peace at this time.

  • Jason & Janna Bagley

    We are so sad to hear of Sylvia’s passing. What a kind and gentle person. Please accept our most sincere condolences and we pray that you will find comfort during this time.

  • Ted Knox and Tina Solinas

    Our hearts are with your family. May you have peace in your hearts and feel the love that surrounds you.

  • Thanks Mike and Kim and all of our children and the many families connected to you both. I enjoy viewing the many face books that have come to our attention. The biggest problem for us and now just me is knowing who belongs to whom and names of each. Sylvia badly needed the surgery she had and it is to bad she had to suffer needless pain after the 2nd surgery. I looked at Sylvia in the ICU on Dec. 8th, our 57 wedding anniversary. I loved Sylvia as much that day as i did when I first saw her on June 1,1961, when I was prometed to know by a voice that said this was the choice daughter of our Heavenly father I was to take to the Temple, in this case the mesa, AZ Temple, where we were called to be Ordinance Workers shortly after we retired and moved from Minneapolis to the Mesa area in July, 2000. Sylvia and I had many adventures as we made many moves across from the West to East coasts and border to border. Our kids has all grown up and by now had families and our grand kids so Mom and Dad were able to take advantage of career opportunities and make such moves very easily. It was wonderful to have Sylvia for not only as my wife but also as a companion when we moved to new places but also visit many sites of interest. I love Sylvia my choice wife and mother to the children we were and are blessed to enjoy when ever we can all get together and have time to get to know their growing families. We will all,especially me, miss not having her presence but know she is there in spirit. I am know living in a senior asst’d living association , but I don’t know how long as i am at 82 way younger then most other residents. Sylvia joined me here for a short time but we recognized that Sylvia would not be able to stay with me, for whatever time I will continue or until that day when we will be together again. Thanks for all the many adventures you all share with us. Love Uncle Dale

  • Sara Sylvia Bagley and Robert Dale Bagley

    Ted and Tina I appreciate your making contact with me and our family(s) at this sad time when we grieving our Sweetheart, loving wife of 57 years and the mother of Rob and his three adult and now a grandfather of four, two girls and two sons, Ron and his wife Jessica and their two daughters and Cammie Soderquist, her husband Rich and daughter Zoe. Our children are all now middle aged, as i like to remind them often. Rob lives in So. Cal., Robbie who lives in West Peonio, and Micheal, Elise and two sons, Nixon and Crew currently live in Las Vegas. I now reside in an asst’t living community and for a short time Sylvia was with me, but she didn’t get to stay with me for long. We had hospice with her for a short while and they helped immensely with the many crises she had in the last two weeks we had her here with us. Rob retired after two years as a US Navy corpsman after 20 years and he took very kind and gentle care of his mother especially when she was in ICU, at the recovery and rehab facilities for 2 months and then in our asst’d living residence. Rob knew just how to work with the hospice and medical staff here in the ass’t living place. All three of our kids have been very helpful in my grief of Sylvia, my wife and sweetheart for 57 years. I continue to have very sad moments and sometimes confusion because this is a new experience to not “being in control” for me. I have had to learn to ask for assistance and that is hard for me to do. Fortunately not only do I have my adult kids and many knowledgeable friends. I’m not sure I will continue live in this assisted living but may look at the many other senior communities that are abundant in this area. Sylvia suffered way to much because someone made a change that our primary doctor/surgeon had made with us knowing how Sylvia’s dementia was impacting her capability with making decisions that could have adverse complications with her recovery. I’m not sure just what I will decide at this time. I have many legal friends and will make the best decision when the time comes. I hope this finds you both have recovered from the accident you experienced. I know from experience that recovery back to what you may have been capable of doing in the past, it either hurts like “he double ll” or it can make the issue much worse or it can make life somewhat better but it still rears its ugly head now and then just to make you understand “you’re not the person you use to be” nor are you in control of “anything anymore”. I miss my sweetheart and know that I will function better in my remaining days if I can keep involved and not being a “hermit” in my sorrow. Right now I have many more things to take care of for not only me but also Sylvia’s affairs are basically government oriented and that can a challenge even for an “old GOV. Man” like myself. I was sitting the other day contaminated my past years and I retired with 28 years working and now I have been retired for 20 years. Only eight years to go and I don’t know if that accomplishes anything at all Take care and remember Sylvia for the women she was and what a friend she was to all and I really for all. Dale

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