Upcoming events

We are waiting for the resolution of the current pandemic to plan our next reunion, both our own Bangerter group and the multi-mission “Super Reunion” event. We hope you are all well, and hope we can get together soon. We’ll send out a notice as soon as any plans are firmed up. And you can keep checking this website for the latest.

Past events

Bangerter Group Reunion – April 2019

Our Bangerter group met on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, prior to General Conference, at 137 East Pine Drive, Alpine, Utah (The River Meadows Senior Living House), beginning at 6 PM. As our focus, we honored Sister Bangerter on her 95th birthday. Attendees shared memories of her and lesson they learned from her while serving as missionaries.

All Brazilian Missions Super Reunion – April 4th, 2019

Our Tri-yearly “Super Reunion” was held Thursday, April 4th, 2019, at the Orem Utah Cascade Stake Center. A Brazilian dinner was served prepared by wonderful Brazilian sister volunteers. An evening devotional was held in the chapel.

All Brazilian Missions Super Reunion – Sept 2017

We successfully held our reunion last fall on Thursday the 28th of September, 2017, at the River Meadows Senior Living Center, 137 Red Pine Drive, Alpine, Utah, the same location as the previous year … where Sister Bangerter currently lives.

There was plenty of good food and lots of Guaraná to be had during our various update presentations and visiting. Thanks to all who helped out.

We held a successful meeting on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at the River Meadows Senior Living Center. It was a memorable time visiting with Sister Bangerter and listening to members of the Bangerter family update us on their goings-on, as well as visiting with each other.

All Brazilian Missions Super Reunion during October Conference, Oct 1, 2015.

Last October we held our Brazilian Missions Super Reunion at the Orem Utah Cascade Stake Center. Included was a great Brazilian lunch which included feijoada, pão de queijo, along with various other dishes and deserts, and, of course, lots of Guaraná. A video by Kim Russell was played of the history of all of the missions in Brazil. Break-out sessions were held by several mission groups and the evening concluded with several very interesting speakers, many from Brazil.

Bangerter Group Reunion – Thursday, April 2nd, 2015:

Our reunion was held at the same location as last year, the Riverton Meadows Senior Living Center, 137 Red Pine Drive, in Alpine. We heard from several folks recently returned from Brazil and Mozambique. A presentation of the history of Brazilian missions from 1935 to the present was also shown. And, of course, snacks and Guaraná were provided. It was great to have Sister Bangerter with us.

Bangerter Group Reunion – Thursday, April 3rd, 2014:

Our reunion was held in April, 2014, during conference weekend. We met at the River Meadows Senior Living Center, 137 Red Pine Drive, Alpine, UT. Sister Bangerter, who has just recovered from a fall, was in attendance, together with others of the family. A special presentation about the first days of the Church in Recife with some of the first Elders to open that city in attendance.

For your information (2013):

Dear Beloved Brazilian Missionaries,

Geraldine’s recently printed biography, titled Welcome the Task, will be available for purchase for $15.00 per copy for anyone who contact her or Cory. She would love to sign your copy. She’s very excited about this warm and charming full-color, beautifully designed 320 page memoir. Her granddaughter Heidi Shin has worked with her for over a decade to transcribe interviews, search through journals and letters, take photos and assemble artifacts. You will especially appreciate the in-depth chapter about her time in Brazil. If you are not able to visit her, but would like to purchase the book for yourself and your family members, call Julie Beck, 801.518.9994, Heidi Beck Shin 801.318.2043, or Cory Bangerter 801.885.3628. Or, email:, or; or

Much love to you,

Julie B. Beck

PS: Copies of Sister Bangerter’s and President Bangerter’s books are both available for purchase at the BYU bookstore. Copies of both books, signed by Sister Bangerter, are also available from Sister Bangerter or Cory at the phone numbers and e-mails listed above.

Bangerter Group Reunion, April 4th, 2013:

Our annual get-together was held on Thursday, April 4th, 2013, at the Alpine Stake Center, 98 East Canyon Crest Rd in Apline, just north of the Bangerter farm. This was a good time for visiting and for each of us to catch up with activities in Brazil. Also, a few individuals talked about their recent activities with the saints in Brazil. Guaranã and some snacks were available as well.

See the June 14, 2003 – Summer Reunion notice below for a map to Alpine from Salt Lake City.

For additional information, contact Kim Russell at (801) 432-7463, or by e-mail at

Past General Brazilian Missions Reunion - March 30, 2012

Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Seventy and currently President of the Brazil Area, and Elder Stanley G. Ellis of the Seventy, addressed our meeting of the joint Brazilian Missions held at the Bountiful Central Stake Center at 640 South 750 East, Bountiful, UT 84010..

This was a get-together for all missionaries who served in any mission in Brazil before 1985, as well as their mission presidents and Brazilian members from that era. We hold one of these super reunions every three years or so, hoping not to interfere with other mission reunions.

When we got together we enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and food—including some real Brazilian food, wonderful meals kindly prepared by Brazilian members, augmented by potluck items from you folks who live in the area.

Bangerter Mission Reunion – March 31, 2011

Our last Bangerter get-together was held on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Apline Stake Center, 98 East Canyon Crest Rd in Apline.

President Bangerter Passes Away – April 18, 2010

Our beloved President William Grant Bangerter passed away on Sunday morning, April 18, 2010 of complications of old age. He was 91 years old.

Funeral services were held at the American Fork Tabernacle on April 24, 2010.

To read a Deseret News article on his passing, click on the link below:

Bangerter Mission Reunion - October 2009

Another get-together of the Bangerter missionaries was held on Thursday, October 1, just prior to October General Conference at the Alpine Stake Center in Alpine.

Multi-Mission Reunion April 2009

All Brazilian missions from the beginning of missionary work in Brazil through 1970 met last April for a joint gathering. The meeting was held at the Boutiful Central Stake Center.

Gathering began in the afternoon with a fantástico feijoada meal prepared and served by several of the sisters. Included were casseroles, salads and desserts provided by many attendees.

A program began at 6:30 and included late updates of events in Brazil and a quick summary of the last 70 years of work in Brazil presented by Pres. David Beck. Some special guests from Brazil were invited to speak, including Elder Amato, Seventy, and Sr. Graça Lima from the Brazilian Consulate. A short video of a Brazilian Senate recognition of the Church in Brazil was presented. Several people who represent the history of the church in Brazil were interviewed and videotaped to help document the story of "Os Mormons" in Brazil.

Bangerter Mission April 2008 Reunion

A get-together was held on April 4th, 2008 at the Alpine 5th Ward building. Conversation was enhanced with 'pasteis' and Guarana. It was great having the Bangerters in attendance, and especially fun to see the Bangerter children and grandchildren perform Brazilian songs and dances.

Comments were made by Julie (Bangerter) Beck, Wilford Cardon (recently returned as President of the Sao Paulo MTC), Elder Day, Vernal Hadley, Sister and President Bangerter and others.

Bangerter Mission October 2007 Reunion

Date: Friday, October 5, 2007

A great time was had by all visiting and renewing old friendships. President and Sister Bangerter were in attendance, together with their son Paulo and daughter Julie (Beck), who both spoke to the group, as did others. It was wonderful that we are still able to see President and Sister Bangerter, be inspired by them, and feel of their spirit?

William Grant Bangerter Missionary Reunion & Walter Queiroz Surprise Party to celebrate 50 years since his baptism.

President Queiroz, currently serving as President of the Porto Alegre Temple, was one of three ministers who joined the church in the 1950's (together wilh Helio da Rocha Camargo and Saul Messias de Oliveira). While he was visiting family members that live in Utah, a surprise get-together was held last March, 2007.

North and South Mission Get-Together. September 2006

Our September reunion was in conjunction with a larger group of Brazilian Mission Presidents and missionaries. A pot luck began at 2pm, a total group meeting was at 5pm and then the missions split into individual groups at 7pm. It was held at 750 East 640 South in Bountiful, UT.

Bangerter Missionaries Summer Event, August 2005

The Bangerter Missionaries Summer Event was held from 12 - 4PM on Saturday the 6th of August, 2005. It was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints U of U Recreation Park, behind the church where the April Reunions are usually held. (Sunnyside Chapel, 1851 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT).

April 2005 Bangerter Group Reunion

The April 2005 reunion was held at 7PM on Friday the 1st of April, 2005. It was held at the usual location at the Sunnyside Chapel, 1851 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT.

April 2nd, 2004 - Bangerter Group Reunion

We held our annual Bangerter group reunion on Friday, April 2nd, 2004, before April Conference, at the usual location at the Sunnyside Chapel, 1851 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT. It was, by far, the largest turnout that we have had in a long time, due mostly to Sister Bangerter's Christmas mailing to everyone we have addresses for. We were able to hear from many of our group, who gave us updates on their lives and/or the activities of the Saints in Brazil.

President and Sister Bangerter reviewed the re-dedication of the São Paulo Temple and the surrounding activities, including the celebration in the Estãdio do Pacaembu. She showed us a video of the festivities which included singing by Liriel Domiciano, the young popular Brazilian singer who is a member of the church. Check her Internet site at .

Bruno Vassell talked to us about the Salt Lake Inner City Mission (, emphasizing the unique opportunities to serve in Spanish and Portuguese speaking branches and wards. Kim and Marlene Russell have just received a part-time mission call to work in a Portuguese speaking branch in Salt Lake. Bruno spoke of the ESL (English as a Second Language) Mission just organized in the Salt Lake area, over which he presides.

Stewart and Lila Russell were in attendance as well. Those of you who worked in Rio between 1957 and 1960 surely remember dropping by their home in Leblon and making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at their home and washing it down with real U.S root beer!

Duke Cowley updated us on the Perpetual Education Program in Brazil. He mentioned several examples of how the program has helped returned Brazilian missionaries obtain further education and up-scale employment opportunities through the Perpetual Education Program.

Click on the "Photos" tap above for photos of the reunion.

August, 2003 - Patriarch Bangerter

Brother and Sister Bangerter's Stake was divided and President Bangerter was called as the Stake Patriarch! What a great honor and calling for him. We wish him all the best in this new calling. Somehow, for us that know him so well, this calling seems very appropriate.

June 14, 2003 - Summer Reunion

Well, it’s over! We held the Bangerter Brazilian Mission reunion this June 14th, 2003, and it was a blast! It was held at the Bangerter’s home in Alpine, Utah, between Salt Lake and Provo. For your future reference, the address is

542 South Alpine Hwy, Alpine, Utah (84004)

Phone: (801) 756-4236

The Bangerter "Kids" still remember the Brazilian children's songs, and they performed a couple for our "entertainment" !

Folks brought a ton of tasteful pot luck dishes and plenty of feijoada and ice cold guarana was provided for all. There was plenty of visiting and special presentations by some of our people who have been, are, or will soon be involved with the Church in Brazil. Click on "Photos" above for a link to pictures taken at the reunion. And, by the way, if you have some good photos of the reunion, please E-mail them to me at and I will post them on this site.

We're going to leave the map to the Bangerter’s home on this site for reference for future activities. Alpine is a few miles south of Salt Lake City on highway I-15. Go south from Salt Lake on I-15 and take highway 92 east until you reach the Alpine Hwy. Turn left (north) and go about 1 mile and watch for their place on the left (West) side of the road. Turn down into their (long) driveway and there you are.

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April 4th, 2003 - Bangerter Group Reunion

Our annual April Conference Bangerter group get-together was held on April 4th, 2003, 7 PM at the Sunnyside Chapel, 1851 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT. It was a great time, once again, for all who could come. To see photos of the reunion, click on the "Photos" link above.

Also, in order to inform as many as possible of this and other events, I need current E-mail addresses. If you could send me a list of all the E-mail addresses that you are aware of, it would help a great deal in keeping all of our group aware of activities. E-mail save us a LOT of money normally spent on envelops and stamps! Send your list to the following E-mail address: ( ). Thanks. Kim

April 5, 2002 - Bangerter Group Reunion

Our annual Bangerter Mission reunion was held on April 5th, 2002, 7 PM Sunnyside Chapel, Salt Lake City, UT Cold Guarana was consumed by all. We were brought up to date on those of our group serving in the mission fields around the world. Brother Dell Ludwig presented the Bangerters with a fantastic set of albums of their lives and told some great stories about both President and Sister Bangerter.

June 16, 2001 - Mission Party

In June of the summer of 2001 we held a reunion at the Bangerter's home in Alpine, Utah. Many acquaintances were renewed, lots of good food was eaten and ALL of the Guarana disappeared!

If any of you who attended last June have any photos taken during the reunion, please e-mail them to me at and I will post them on this site. (.jpg files are the easiest to use but I can usually convert just about any type of image to a .jpg file)

We were also able to update many addresses. However, we still have over one third of our addresses and/or phone numbers on our list as incorrect, based mostly on the "return to sender" stamps on our last mailing. That is a large expense in stamps just to find out that the address is incorrect. We hope to come up with a method of correcting as many of these as possible without exposing your information to the world of the Internet. I think I will be placing a list of missing addresses on this page and asking folks to e-mail me directly with any corrections you might know of. Keep checking this site.