May Chambers Wolf Hoggard, age 86, passed away on February
19, 2013 at 10:27 p.m. in the home of her daughter in Sandy,
Utah. She was born May 7, 1926 in Colgate, Saskatchewan,
Canada, the youngest child of Michael Benjamin Chambers
and Pearl Margaret Gordon Chambers. Her older sister and
brother, Viola Belle Chambers Stavenger and Gordon Bruce
Chambers, preceded her in death.
Inez attended school in Canada. In 1938 she moved with
her mother to Ohio. Her father died when she was only 12
years old and she often expressed her sadness at his early
death as she had a close relationship with him. Inez graduated
from high school in San Bernardino, California in 1944.
She returned to Ohio upon her graduation and married Warren
Gail Wolf on June 12, 1945 in Tiffin, Ohio after he returned
from the European Theater of Operations during World War
II. He completed 35 missions as a navigator on B-17 bombers.
Warren became a lawyer and a judge in Tiffin. Three children
were born to their marriage: Christina Lynn, 1948 (she died
in infancy); Sheila May, 1950; and Sheldon Gail, 1952. Inez
and Warren divorced in 1957. In Tiffin, Ohio Inez served
as president of the Federation of Women’s Club.
In 1956, Inez contacted David O. McKay, President of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at that time,
and requested that he send the missionaries to Tiffin to
establish a branch as the nearest church was a 50-miles
round trip. Early church meetings were held in Warren’s
law office and were attended by Inez, her family, including
her mother, and one investigator. These were humble times.
Today, a beautiful Chapel holds a much larger congregation
Inez was an active member. Her church jobs included: Relief
Society President, Relief Society Counselor, Gospel Doctrine
and Spiritual Living teacher, Sunday School and MIA teacher
and Merit Badge Counselor for the Scouting Program. She
was always proud that her son served a mission in California
and Nevada and that her daughter served a Stake Mission
in American Fork, Utah. In addition, three grandchildren
served missions: Charles Max Wolf in Cape Town, South Africa;
Nathan John Wolf in Seattle, Washington; and Karen Lynn
Wolf Mayer in Des Moines, Iowa. All four of her stepchildren
also served missions: Jeffery Hoggard in Alabama; Lori Hoggard
in Costa Rica, Jason Hoggard in Argentina, and Katie Hoggard
In 1962, Inez moved with her children and mother to Salt
Lake City. She married Max Hoggard in 1965; their marriage
was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on May 20,
1976 and her three children were sealed to them. They lived
on Max Hoggard’s farm in American Fork, Utah for many
years and then built a home in Lehi in 1996.
Inez and Max served a two-year mission in 1994-95 with
the LDS Bishops’ Storehouse in Lindon. After the death
of Max, Inez served a two-year mission at the Timpanogos
Temple in American Fork from 2005 to 2007.
For 37 years, Inez worked as a secretary, first with the
Tiffin State Hospital, then with International Harvester
in Salt Lake, and finally with the Utah State Prison in
Draper where she worked with the Deputy Warden Leon Hatch.
Her hobbies included various crafts, sewing, and oil painting,
primarily of Native Americans.
Inez was preceded in death by her husband Max who died
March 4, 2004; her daughter Christina who passed away on
October 2, 1948; and her grandson Steven Gail Wolf who died
in infancy on May 5, 1978. She is survived by her daughter
Sheila; her son Sheldon (Lou Ann Ipson); and their children
Charles (Amy Maynard), Lori (David Lillie), Nathan (Heline
Schaffer), Karen (Joshua Mayer), and Mary (Stephen Ostler).
She is also survived by her stepson Bruce Hoggard (Terree
Hullinger) and their children: Jeffery (Vicki Higginson),
Lori, Kathryn (Garrett Burton), and Jason. In addition,
seven great-grandchildren survive her: Brycen, Logan, Oneyla,
Gwenevere, Gareth, Ethan, and Eric.
We express our sincere thanks to Symbii Hospice and all
the doctors, nurses, and aides who lovingly and tenderly
cared for our dear mother in her last months. And we express
our thanks to all friends and relative for their love and
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013
at 11:00 a.m. in the Warenski Funeral Home Chapel, 1776
North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends
may call Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to services.
Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery.
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