I have gone home to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, who created me. On the evening of May 18, 2021, surrounded by my husband and children, I left this mortal world for the next. I have had a wonderful life, filled with family, friends, and love. I was born of strong pioneer heritage on December 24, 1949 in Preston, Idaho to Quida Griffiths Auger and Bernon Jensen Auger. I was a week early, but my mother said I was the best Christmas present she had ever received!
I grew up in the Rose Park area. I attended Rose Park Elementary, Northwest Junior High, and graduated from West High School (GO PANTHERS!). I loved school and was active in French, Physiology Club, and Pep Club. I have always loved music. I was able to participate in Girls’ Chorus, Junior Choir, A’Cappella Choir, and for a while with the Sacre Dulce Chorus and James Maher Choir. I graduated from Continental College of Beauty in July of 1969. I was a “hairstylist extraordinaire” for over 35 years, working in downtown Salt Lake City and in my own home salon. Later, I worked in Jordan District with the Special Needs Preschool, then as an ESL assistant, and a classroom assistant for a total of 22 years.
I met Steven Clarence Faurschou in 1970. We were married for time and all eternity on April 28, 1972 in the Salt Lake Temple. We have four amazing children: Kellie Marie (Tom) Blackham, Nathan David (Dana) Faurschou, Jared Brandt (Jennie) Faurschou, and our special needs daughter, Jamie Alyson Faurschou, who taught me so much about life. I was blessed with 14 precious grandchildren: Cassidy Raye Blackham, Seth Thomas Blackham, Morgan Alece Faurschou (Andrue) Luckart, Ashlynn Dianne Faurschou, Jonah Scott Blackham, Christian Steven Faurschou, James Brandt Faurschou, Janessa Marie Blackham, Jack David Faurschou, Andrew Carson Blackham, Grace Addison Faurschou, Parker Andrew Faurschou, Micah Jedediah Jensen Blackham, and Marlie May Faurschou. I will miss your hugs and kisses, your laughter, and especially your love. You have been the light of my life, and a source of rapturous joy! I am so honored to be your grandmother! Never could I have asked for more.
I have been a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a deep testimony of the restored Gospel, and a strong and abiding love for my Savior, Jesus Christ, whom I look forward to seeing. I have held a myriad of church callings, and have enjoyed serving in each one. My life has been filled with friendships. To my friends, I will miss our Friday night dinners, our Family Home Evening parties, our emails, Facebook, our lunch dates, our trips, the Class of ’68 Dinner Group, ice cream chats, and all the fun that we had! I was blessed to have many friends, some from as far back as kindergarten, 3rd , and 7th grade, with whom I stayed in contact through the years. I feel privileged to call each of you my friend. I love you all.
I have loved to crochet, make dolls, sew, write poetry, make jewelry, and craft. I have enjoyed the arts, ballet, theatre, plays, music, reading a good book, singing, and having a good laugh. I loved to quilt and helped make enough quilts that my children and most of my nieces and nephews had a handmade quilt for their weddings.
I am survived by my husband Steven of 49 years, and my four greatest accomplishments; my children and their spouses. I am survived by my sisters Aundrea (James) Hamilton, Janet (Lawry) Sheriff; and my brother Larry (Sharon) Auger. Also survived by my stepmother, Janice Auger Rasmussen; step sisters Jacque Hardman, Kendra Van Grol; and step brothers Devin (Julie) Duckett, and Jeremy Duckett; along with many adored nieces and nephews.
I was preceded in death by my parents Bernon Jensen Auger and Quida Griffiths Auger; and by my inlaws Calvin Glen Faurschou and Lois Swift Faurschou.
One final request… Please do not wear black. Wear purple! I’m off to sing in the angelic choir!
“I love you right up to the moon,” he (Little Nut Brown Hare) said, and closed his eyes. “Oh, that’s far,” said Big Nut Brown Hare. “That is very, very far.” Big Nut Brown Hare settled Little Nut Brown Hare into his bed of leaves. He leaned over and kissed him good night. Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile, “I love you right up to the moon… and back.” (“Guess How Much I Love You?” by Sam McBratney)
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Bernina Ward, 3045 Bernina Drive, Taylorsville, Utah. Viewings will be held Monday, May 24th, 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road and again prior to services at the church on Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, Dianne would appreciate donations to the American Diabetes Associations (diabetes.org) or to the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org).