- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) - Former Gov. Norman Bangerter was remembered as much for his private life as his public service during a funeral service Saturday in West Jordan.

His widow, Judy Bangerter, and all seven children he raised spoke at the service held on the Salt Lake Community College campus.

Bangerter’s son, Jordan, says the family rejected a chance for the former governor to lie in state at the Capitol because it seemed out of character for a humble man.

Gov. Gary Herbert and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch also praised Bangerter, who died Tuesday after a stroke at the age of 82.

Herbert called Bangerter “one of the great governors of all time,” and said his “legacy will live on.”

Bangerter served two terms from 1985 to 1993 before retiring to private life.

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