Laurel Marie Beranek


Laurel Marie Beranek, 84 of Lindon, Utah, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Laurel was born on October 10, 1939, in Holly, Colorado, to Charles Wagner and Virginia Roseberry Wagner.  She married the love of her life, Gilbert Beranek on January 18, 1958, after meeting on a blind date, 6 months earlier. They shared 65 wonderful years together, before Gil passed in 2022. 

Laurel was raised on a farm, as the eldest of 7 children, caring for each of them in her own special way. She graduated from Holly High School and honorably held the title of Miss Holly and Miss Betty Crocker. 

Early in their marriage, while living in Golden, Colorado, Laurel and Gil had two children. Dean Anthony, born in 1959 and Vanessa Ann, in 1960. In 1962, Mitchell Andrew was born, followed by Niki Adele, 10 and 1/2 months later. 

Laurel was an avid reader and was proud of her large library and you could find her in the corner of any room with her nose in a book. She was a homemaker until 1975, when  she went to work at Signetics Integrated Circuit Plant, until their closure in 1992. 

In the early years of marriage, they were members of a bowling league, where they spent many Sunday evenings with their closest friends. Laurel and Gil loved cruises and enjoyed several. They spent their 50th anniversary in Australia and New Zealand. He fell in the tub, so they both got to ride to the hospital in an Australian ambulance, for his minor injury. After retiring, she and Gil became Snowbirds and spent many winters at River Lodge Resort, in Parker Dam, California were they enjoyed golfing and made many lifelong friends. Everyone knew not to knock on Mommy’s door on Tuesdays, because that was her alone day to read. 

Laurel dearly loved her  husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, 

great-grandmother, sister, Aunt and friend. Her family lovingly called her Nanny.

Laurel was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi, Catholic Church. 

Laurel is survived by her four children, Dean Beranek, Lindon, Utah, Vanessa (Joe) Ostler, Sultan, Wa., Mitchell (Heidi) Beranek, Cheyenne, Wy., and Niki (Paul) Guzman, of  Price, Utah; 3 grandchildren, Kemli Horrocks, Provo, Ut., Sam (Lourdes) Ostler, Everett, Wa., and Charley (Sara) Ostler, Sultan, Wa.; 2 great grandchildren, Alex Navejar and Bob Ostler. Bonus grandchildren, Athena (Jeremy) Robison, Angie (Tommy) Palm, Paul-Michael Guzman, Steven (Julie) Ostler, Amber Black, Austin (Ariela) Hirsh,  Dylan Hirsh, great-grandchildren, Tanisha (Delaney) Roach, Triston Marvell, Derick (Morgan) Robison, Kaden Marvell, Wyatt Guzman, PJ Guzman, Konner Marvell, Matthew House, Cheyenne Ostler, Jordan (Hailey) Ostler, Samantha Ostler, Kylin Hansen, Haley Sharp, Samantha Ostler, Avery & Ayla Hirsh; great-great-grandchildren, Ava, Zoey & Kai.  Siblings Colin (Bobbie) Wagner, Gayle Lirley, Muriel (Ron) Reitz, Mitchell Wagner. Sister-in-law, Connie Wagner and Sharon Wagner. 

Proceeded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Gil, brothers Daniel & David, brother-in-law Gary Beranek. 

Funeral Mass will be held Monday, June 10, 2024 at 12:00 pm. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 East 500 North Orem, UT. Immediately after the Mass, Interment will take place at The Orem City Cemetery, 1520 North 800 East, Orem, Utah. Followed by a luncheon, back at the church.

Cremation will be entrusted to Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary in Orem, Utah.

Condolence may be expressed to the family on this page.

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