Cindy Lou Larsen Chugg – Cache Valley Daily
Cindy Lou Larsen Chugg, beloved wife and mother and Nana in love, died peacefully on September 13, 2021 at the age of 65. Cindy was born in Logan, Utah on October 5, 1955, to Darwin and Carol Larsen, and was the oldest of four children.
As a child, she loved playing softball and basketball against her brothers in their backyard. She was proud to have beaten all of her friends. She could throw a perfect football spiral and enjoyed all sports. She grew up fishing in Flaming Gorge and Twin Lakes with her father and brothers. Raising sport dogs gave her a lifelong devotion to animals, and she had a wealth of knowledge about dog breeds. Cindy was a gifted pianist and cellist and cultivated a love for music that has stayed with her all her life. Cindy had a tremendous work ethic that she learned early in her grandfather’s store, Al’s Sporting Goods. She and her brother Vint worked side by side drilling wood and marble for the trophies they built together.
Before graduating from Logan High School, she took a business class and secured a position as a cashier at Walker Bank. She spent the next twenty years of her life in banking at First Interstate Bank in the credit department. She loved her job and the friendships she made there. She met her best friend Georgiana at the bank, and for the last fifteen years of Cindy’s life they have enjoyed lunch almost every Tuesday. Towards the end of her career, she worked as an executive assistant to the bank president.
While Cindy was in high school, she met Kevin Chugg, a young man who worked at a local grocery store and always carried her groceries to her car. With a little nudge from her mother, Cindy began corresponding with Kevin as he left his mission. Over the course of those two years, Cindy and Kevin forged a close friendship that turned into a year-long courtship on his return. On November 22, 1974, she married the love of a lifetime in LDS Logan Temple. They raised two daughters, Carrie and Kelly, in Providence, Utah. Her family was her greatest joy. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enthusiastically shared all the details of her life with her friends.
At the age of 27, Cindy was diagnosed with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. In the first few years after her diagnosis, she could walk and go about her everyday life with little help. She continued to work at the bank and enjoyed juggling her career and her girls. As her condition worsened, she switched to a walking stick and then a walker before relying on a wheelchair for mobility. Since her illness also affected her dexterity, she had to take her incapacity for work and retire. This was a difficult period in Cindy’s life as she lost her ability to do the many things she loved. She could no longer play the piano and do her beautiful needlework, crocheted afghans, and baby clothes.
Despite her debilitating illness, Cindy maintained a positive attitude that lifted everyone’s spirits. Cindy was the ward’s birthday specialist and brought happiness to the many sisters she called to deliver birthday wishes. Her optimism and ability to fill others with love were her most Christ-like qualities. Everyone who had the privilege of hanging out felt happier. She was never a nag and straightforward with a smile, she was known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She felt that her blessings far exceeded any hardship she had endured.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin Chugg of Logan; her two daughters and husbands Carrie Chugg Marriott and David Marriott from Bethesda, Maryland and Kellie Chugg Romer and Kevin Romer from Layton, Utah; eight grandchildren: Andrew, Jack, Alice Caroline, Henry, Abby, Sam, Charlie and Max. She is also survived by her three brothers: Vint, LaRon and Corry.
Her parents, Darwin W. Larsen and Carol Jean Lewis Larsen, preceded her in death.
Funeral provisions are in the care of Allen-Hall Mortuary.
A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12 noon at Eastridge Chapel of Latter-day Saints Church of Jesus Christ, 1350 Eastridge Circle, Logan.
Those who want to pay their respects can take part in a tour before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The burial takes place in the Logan City Cemetery.
Cindy’s family would like to thank Mark Hamblin of Stonebridge Home Health for his friendship and unwavering commitment to their caring over the past twenty years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases www.bwhgiving.org/chugg in memory of Cindy.