Angela Mary Clutter Goates (Angie) died April 3, 2019, of natural causes in Lehi, Utah surrounded by her loving children. She was born March 21, 1926, in Grand City, Missouri. Angie was preceded in death by her parents Eva and Albert Clutter, her sister Eula Saxton, her brothers Louis and John, her youngest son Anthony (Tony) Scott Goates (1962-1984). Angie is survived by her children Lorraine Hobson, Robert Lee Goates (Karen) and grandson Rob Goates, John Dennis Goates, Glen Alan Goates and grandson Andrew John Goates (Alexis) and great-grandchildren Kailie Goates and Jaxon A. Goates and her sister Joyce McCallister.
Angie’s husband John Ralph Goates passed away in 2004. Angie and John were married May 11, 1946, in Reno, Nevada. They met at Deseret Chemical, where Angie was working during World War II. They moved from Deseret to Dugway Proving Grounds, then to Yuma Arizona and back to Lehi. The next stop was Japan on a ship which took 12 days with their 3 little children. They lived in Japan for about a year where they had many wonderful memories. They moved back to Lehi in 1954. John served in the U.S. Army and retired as a Major. John and Angie loved to travel, often with her good friend and sister-in-law Ruth. Their travels took them to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, much of Canada, Alaska, New York City and all over southern Europe. Angie and John were tour guides at the Hutchings Museum in Lehi for many years.
Angie was very creative, was involved in many different crafts. She loved to quilt, including some “crazy” quilts and sold many through Mormon handicraft. She loved to collect buttons for more than 20 years and won many awards and ribbons for her ceramic works, macramé, gemstones, and jewelry. Her collection of all her “hobbies” is extensive. She loved to create “junk jewelry” boxes. Angie would often go on family outings to look for purple bottles in Eureka. She wrote in her journal that she had spent 58 years gathering furniture and lots of “good and some bad” stuff and hopes that her children would have a good time “dividing it all out” and that it couldn’t be done in a day or two and could take a year or more.
Angie was a very caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She always had a smile and a story to tell. She was a member of many clubs in Lehi.
Angie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had many wonderful friends and always welcomed her visiting and home teachers into her home. She faced many health issues during the last few years but had faith that she would be reunited with her husband, son Tony, her parents and many others who had gone on before. Angie, we love you and know that your physical pain is now over. We wonder if they need any extra buttons in heaven.
Services were held on Monday, April 8, 2019. Condolences may be expressed to the family and a full obituary viewed at https//www.wingmortuary.com.