Susan Alta Evans (Fogg) Moore passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 71 on March 23, 2020, in American Fork, Utah. Born to Wallace Nathanial Evans and Alta Amy (Farmer) Evans on June 24, 1948 in Portland, Oregon, she was the fourth of five children– all of whom survive her and will miss her dearly. She grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of faith and the power of prayer. This testimony is a legacy she has instilled in her children and posterity.
While attending Brigham Young University, she was penpals with missionary Stephen Marc Fogg; they were married on February 17, 1967 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they are the parents of six children: Stephanie Leavitt (Jared Leavitt), Angelina Garcia (Phil Garcia), Nicole Hudson (Gary Hudson), Samantha Nielsen (Jeff Nielsen), Melinda Nelson (Roy Nelson), and Isaac Fogg (Jessica Bradshaw Fogg). She was also a loving grandmother to eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Blessed with the voice of an angel, Susan loved to perform. As her talent blossomed, she was cast as the lead in her school musical, Cinderella, which inspired a life-long love of music and singing. As a young mother, she was a member of the women’s chorus the Chansonettes. She also enjoyed directing children’s choruses and teaching music in numerous elementary schools. Her most treasured choir, her children, were often dressed alike and performed at churches, school programs, and family gatherings as she accompanied them on her guitar. Surely she is now singing with the heavenly hosts.
Susan was bubbly and outgoing, a friend to all who met her. She loved serving and often went out of her way to lift the spirits of others, a champion for the downtrodden. She was particularly loved by the youth; she is consistently remembered as fun, uplifting and almost magical. She truly served by being a light to others.
She was a “Warrior Mama” who never gave up no matter the difficulty of the battle--a woman who believed in what was possible, even when others around her did not. She met life’s challenges with unending inner resilience, living with strength and courage, always with faith over fear.
Susan instilled not just family values, but the value of family. She has inspired, uplifted and left a legacy of love upon the hearts of many. She is truly loved and will be deeply missed in every way.
Due to current events, Susan’s family will celebrate her life with private family services under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove. Interment will be in the Grant Cemetery in Jefferson County, Idaho on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
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