Dorothy Masae Beagley passed away peacefully on August 25, 2022 at the beautiful age of 92.
Dorothy's parents, Yasusuke and Tamae Kogita immigrated from Japan to Seattle, WA. She, along with her older brother, three older sisters and two half-brothers were born there. Dorothy was born March 16, 1930.
When she was eleven, Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941. Her family, along with 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly relocated and incarcerated in concentration camps. Dorothy's family was sent to Minidoka Internment Camp in Hunt, Idaho. Her teenage years were not easy living there, but she talked about the dances they had in the mess hall where she loved to jitter-bug! They were released after the war in 1945 and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she spent the rest of her life. She married Ivan Hoskins (later divorced) and had two children, Kelly and Colleen.
Dorothy lived a life full of family and adventure. She was always a wonderful supporter of all activities involving her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved painting holiday scenes on store windows in Magna, Utah, where she resided for 28 years. Dorothy loved to swim, earned her life saving certification, and performed in a synchronized swimming show with her kids. She served as Primary and Young Women's presidents for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dorothy loved going on tour with her grandchildrens' singing company, Miss Margene's Creative Generation Musical Theater. They performed in many places across the United States and she was always there with them. She has also had great experiences traveling with her life-long friends, visiting all the continents of the world, except Antarctica.
Throughout her adventurous life she has experienced many thrilling activities. She played Tarzan by swinging from a vine along the Amazon River, rode a camel in Egypt, went ziplining, deep sea fishing, and river rafting. At age 70 she rode "Dueling Dragons" rollercoaster. She jumped out of a plane and went sky-diving at age 76, snorkeling and parasailing at age 80, and rode in a hot air balloon at age 85.
Dorothy spent her last 25 wonderful years with her husband George Beagley. Her family grew from two children and five grandchildren to seven more children and 124 grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. Together they enjoyed traveling, living in St George for the winters, and making many wonderful friendships there and in Taylorsville. Dorothy and George served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Cove Fort, UT and also two service missions at the Humanitarian Centers in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT. They loved teaching English to refugees from many countries and built many lasting relationships with them. Dorothy was a constant companion and caregiver to George until he passed April 2, 2022. They just couldn't be apart too long and she was soon called home to join him.
Dorothy is survived by her brother Paul Kogita; daughter Colleen Shewell (Keith); grandchildren Alison Winston (Brian), Jordan Shewell (Natalie), Adrienne Plowmen (Ben), Harley Hoskins (Elissa); and five beautiful great-grandchildren, Christian, Loren, Arthur, Graham, and Tru. She is also survived by step-children: Steve Beagley, Michael Beagley (Julie), Cindy Astill (Kelly), Brad Beagley (Patty), David Beagley (Marlene), and Darlene Debry (Mark-deceased); and step son-in-law, Dave Richards; and many more beautiful grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; sisters; brothers; husband George; son Kelly Hoskins; and step-daughter VayAnn Richards.
We express our sincere gratitude and thanks to her hospice team, especially Lori and Laura and her wonderful neighbors that were always checking on her and helping her with her needs. Thank you so much for the love, concern, and care you have given to her and our family.
Dorothy, "You will never be gone, because you will never be forgotten."
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. at the Bennion 5th Ward building, 6100 South Kamas Drive, Taylorsville, Utah. Viewings will be held Friday, September 2nd, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Saturday prior to services at the church from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Interment, Tooele City Cemetery.
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