Our parents, Paul and Marcelene Gauger, died too early in our lives. We have missed Dad and Mom for several years, and have been saddened that most of our children did not have the blessing of these wonderful grandparents in their lives. We are creating this blog to write some of our memories, organize photos, and share thoughts of our loving parents and their family. In doing so, it is our wish that our children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends may understand our love for our parents and our family. As King Benjamin taught, our parents lived: "...ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one another, and to serve one another." Mosiah 4:15. This truth, love and service are the legacy of Paul and Marcelene Gauger.

Sunday, 17 May 2009


Paul George Gauger was born June 29, 1911 in New Hampton, Chickasaw County, Iowa the son of Minnie Alvina Koehler. Minnie married Herman August Gauger on December 17, 1915, and Paul took on the surname Gauger and was raised by Herman as his father. Herman and Minnie worked a farm outside of New Hampton, and Paul learned at an early age the value of hard work and the importance of an extensive "fix it" knowledge. This work ethic apparently came from the German ancestry of the Gaugers. Many German immigrants settled in Iowa and in the Midwest to farm this fertile part of the United States.Paul had one brother, Ralph Earland Gauger, born May 24, 1917

Marcelene Bennett was born June 16, 1917 in Provo, Utah County, the daughter of John Bell Bennett, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Hustler. She was the fifth of six children and the first girl born to this family. Marcelene was educated in the public school system of Provo, Utah, and graduated from Provo High School. Marcelene had a wonderful example of Christ like love and service in her parents, and she followed this example her entire life.

Paul and Marcelene were married June 23, 1948, the second marraige for each of them. They had three children, Paulene born September 1, 1950, Dennis born February 19, 1952 and Linda born April 15, 1953. Their marraige was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City, Utah. Paul died December 21, 1978 and Marcelene died March 4, 1990.

Paul and Marcelene Wedding

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