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Ward Harvey Mangum

December 8, 1941 — January 28, 2022

Ward Harvey Mangum, 80, of Mesquite, Nevada, passed away at home of natural causes, January 28, 2022. He was born December 8, 1941, in Panguitch, Utah to William Harvey Mangum and Luella (Ott) Mangum. Ward married Jean Krogh on September 9, 1963.  Together they had two daughters, Shelley and Sheri.  They later divorced.  On September 10, 1994, Ward married Lois (Lee) Greenhough Houston in St. George, Utah.

Ward was raised in Tropic, Utah, and loved his small-town roots.  After graduating from Bryce Valley High School, he was hired by Standard Oil, where he began his career in the service station business.  He lived in St. George and managed the Shell Station for many years.  He later owned and operated NAPA Auto Parts in Mesquite.  In retirement, Ward and Lee returned to Tropic, where he loved working at the Red Canyon RV Park.  He built relationships with the annual RV guests using his witty sense of humor and knowledge of Bryce Canyon. It’s no secret, Ward’s true love was spending time with the Newbys, being a cowboy and ranching in the Nevada desert.

Ward is survived by his wife, Lee, daughters Shelley Mangum, Sheri (Kevin) Robison. Lee’s daughters, Sidnee Houston Angell, Sunee Houston, five grandchildren and one great grandson. Brothers and sister Paul Mangum, Kay (Maureen) Mangum, and Laura Cottam. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Richard Hobson.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South. St. George, Utah.   Prior to the service, a viewing will be held from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. On Friday, February 4, 2022, a viewing will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tropic.  Following the viewing, Interment will take place at the Tropic Cemetery. 

A special thanks to Comfort Care, especially Amy and Beatrice for their loving care during the last several months.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary,1037 East 700 South, St. George, Utah, (435) 674-5000.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Friday, February 4, 2022

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Friday, February 4, 2022

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