Sally Sue Bernbrock Bogus, 65, passed away October 26, 2021, in Orem, Utah. She was born October 15, 1956, in Provo, Utah, and was raised by her mother Marjorie.
Sally graduated from Provo High School. Sally was an exceptionally talented seamstress and worked for Jolene's, Open Air Cinema and other companies; she mastered the difficult challenge of working with leather. Over the years, Sally expressed her artistic talent through many crafts — making candles, birdhouses and gnome homes. Christmas ornaments were always stripped down and recreated with her special touch.
It is fair to say that Sally fell in love with John Bogus on the back of a motorcycle. They met through friends and traveled the state and country on long rides. They married in 1982 and became the parents of two children, Chevon Marie and Charles John.
Sally and John had moved into their dream home, a log cabin built on the site of their previous house, two years ago. The process of building the new home was tough, but tearing down the old one? That was a good time, filled with excited anticipation, happiness and laughter that made the hard work pass easily and brought us all together. We are grateful that Sally was able to enjoy her cozy cabin.
Sally was a great mom and loved her children immensely, filling their lives with fun and supporting whatever interests they pursued -- from cheerleading to heavy metal music. She brought the same love and devotion to her grandchildren, visiting them every Saturday for years. Sally enjoyed taking family camping trips, especially to the Oregon Coast.
Halloween was Sally's favorite holiday, a time when her creative talents were on full display in the costumes she made for her children and even a few other lucky kids. She loved to read science fiction and horror stories, especially Stephen King novels.
When we look at the night sky, we will forever think of Sally. She loved astronomy and stargazing and never missed a good meteor, asteroid or comet shower, which was always a good pretext for a trip to the desert or a sleepout in the backyard. Seeing the Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake comets were highlights of Sally's passion for astronomy.
Sally's love for her dogs — Moe, Sammy and Daisy — came just a step behind her love for her husband, children and grandchildren. They brought her much joy, laughter and companionship.
Sally was preceded in death by her mother Marjorie and sister Kathleen.
Sally is survived by her husband John; daughter Chevon (James) Bayless and grandchildren Savanna, Miles and Avery; and son Charles (Ashley Fairbourne). A special thanks to her best friend Pam Reynolds, who stayed by Sally's side often in her final days.
A celebration of Sally's life will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Lindon City Veterans Hall, 185 W. 200 North, Lindon, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.