Ricky “Rick” Earl Stagge 67, passed away peacefully after a year long battle. His family and friends were blessed to have a bonus year with him.
He was born in Ogden on April 23, 1952. The son of Delbert Earl and Maxine Potter Stagge. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1970. Rick married his (LuLu), Gaye B. Wills Bronson on January 6, 1989. He later retired from the Utah National Guard after 26 years of service.
His talent for woodworking was inspired by his dad. Rick went from framing homes, to being self employed (Stagge & Son) making cabinets. He started another business – trees to furniture- with his sawmill, building beautiful furniture.
Rick had a love for his animals: his horse RES, his dogs, Moon, Yukon, Bow, Chip, Meano, Dylan and one cat, Kitte'.
Rick had a great love for the outdoors, fly fishing, hunting, archery, and camping. He was always teaching and learning, he loved gaining input (knowledge).
Rick is survived by his wife Gaye, his children Jason (Michelle) Stagge, Marci (Mikel) Barrow, Gina (Kyle) Hancock, Aaron (Aimee) Bronson, daughter-in-law Kindra Bronson. His sister and BP, Debbie Jensen, and his nephews Brett and Chad. Uncle Ralph, cousins, nieces and nephews. His greatest joy was his 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. His name sake will live on through The Stagge boys, Jaxon and Beckam. He is also survived by Gaye and Rick's ex-husband ,Roy Bronson, and many close childhood and guard friends
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Shane
Special thanks to The Hearts of Hospice especially Tara, Chelsea, Toby and Dr. April Krutka
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm with Sharing of Memories at 7 pm at Aaron’s Mortuary, 496 24th St, Ogden, Utah. Graveside services will follow on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10 am at the West Heaven Cemetery, 1525 South 2350 West.