Luanne Briggs Savage

Profile Updated: May 13, 2020
Residing In: Herriman, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Scott Savage
Occupation: Stay at home ma 25 yrs. Dental Assistant, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, "Cheese Monger", Cashier
Children: Scott and I have 12 children together with 30 grand-children and one more on the way:) Holidays are More…busy for sure!!
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After high school I attended Dixie College and was in a stewardess program which took me there. I got my Associates Degree and went on to the U of U. I was majoring in Sociology and minoring in Social Work. I never did finish, which would've helped me in the future to come for sure! I stopped to work full time and was married to Jeff Miller who had attended Olympus. I worked as a dental assistant for a dentist who was opening his practice. The experience was a good one. At the age of almost 24, I had our first child---and was able to be a stay-at-home Mom for 25 years. We had 7 children, living in West Jordan, and Willow Creek. My children attended both Brighton and Skyline--(of course which I was proud!) One son played football for Skyline. Jeff and I were married 25 years. When we divorced, I needed to work, so I was lucky to land a job at a structural engineering firm downtown as a receptionist---Dunn Associates. This job was so good for me and helped me survive with the pay and benefits. I am grateful for so many that helped me through this part of my life. I was at Dunn Associates for almost 5 years. It was during this time that Scott Savage and I met up again. Scott had also gone to Dixie College in 1970 and we had sung together but never dated. Scott also graduated in 1970 and had gone to East High. I am so grateful that I have him in my life. Scott has been living with MS for about 20 years, and I am just glad that I can take care of him and him of me. We have been married 15 years... I then worked as an Administrative assistant for a little over a year. I have also been a "Cheese Monger" at HARMONS in their Specialty Cheese as the manager and then a cashier. It was a blast to cut and wrap cheese over 250 kinds of cheese and educate and have people sample cheese and cup open 80 lb. wheels of Parmesan Reggiano from Italy! I left in Harmons Grocery in April 2012 as Scott had triple by-pass surgery and I needed to take a family leave of absence to care for him. I have been a cashier at Smiths Food & Drug, for 5 years. We moved from Herriman this last January 2017 to beautiful South Weber and are loving it. We have a pasture on two sides of our home and it is a peaceful, lovely place.

School Story:

Some of the things that I recall about my High School memories are that for me they are good memories. I felt like I was surrounded by all of you. I tried to reach out to all that I could, by learning from people. I think that sometimes people think that they only think some people are popular, or involved or remembered or revered. High school isn't fun for many and I realize that. But, for me, during that time, and always, my heroes are many from all walks of life. I remember people who I thought were brilliant and incredibly smart, like Clark Fetzer, Mark Brady, Darwin Ross, Sue Kesler, Wayne Bateman, Rosemary and Russ Brown and Reese Newman. I was sure that they thought I was pretty dumb or at least I felt that way next to them, because they just knew so much in class. I remember fondly listening to the school hymn whenever sung---and seeing the faces of those in the choir singing. The melody and harmony still makes me cry, because I love that song, as do so many of the songs. Dr. Ripplinger was amazing...I wanted to be in the concert choir, but didn't have enough elective choices. Denis Hopkinson's voice, my sweet friend, Margie Paulson, Mel and Vicki Short, singing "Truly Scrumptious" and meaning it, literally:) George Sansom...where are you? My cheer-leading partner, who lifted me up once, and I landed on his head. My mother brought a box of Wheaties for him, and sent it over the wall during a game to him. Basketball games watching Belmont Anderson and hoping I got a smile from him. When I was a junior, going out with Steve Maero sp? who was a senior and I couldn't believe he would invite me out. Falling down the stairs face first, in my dress and nylons into the courtyard as a sophomore and a big senior guy picking me up as I cried with holes in my nylons, banged up and shaking...the football player asking, "Are you okay?" I was grateful he cared. Victor Checketts who proudly knows so many facts that we love asking him about. I loved being in dance club because I loved to dance. I loved the State Championship Football game--cheering in the freezing cold. My sophomore year, going to my first dance with Mark Bernsten in a pink formal. He was so sweet to me. I think we were both quite scared of the whole new experience. I have memories of many good things and people. Thank you for giving me part of my growing up and helping me become some of who I am. There are still friends of mine that have remained dear friends with me. Paul Tingey helped inspire much of my empathy for my dear husband Scott and how he fought and bravely dealt with his MS. Of so many things that I have learned, I know that everyone in this world has struggled with loss and grief, heartache and pain. We've known happiness and true joy and hopefully peace. I salute all of you and the many roads and journeys you have taken.

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May 13, 2020 at 7:20 PM
July 2019. The wind was blowing atop this beautiful park above Bountiful where we heard there was a great area to take pictures. Although we were being blown all over the place, it was so much fun and obviously great to document. My seven beautiful children. 3 sons and 4 daughters. Grateful they are all close and live closeby each other from Milville up by Logan to Saratoga Springs.
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May 13, 2020 at 7:16 PM
July 2019. Scott and I with our grand-children on my side. There are two more grand-babies due the end of summer and in the fall, so we will need to meet up again for another picture. They are all so different and bring much joy.
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Dec 31, 2019 at 2:36 AM

Dearest Charlene and family, It is quite a shock to learn about dear Steven's passing.  I too, like many of you have written here in your comments to Charlene, grew up with Steven in my ward and spent many good times with him just in the neighborhood, as well as at Wasatch Junior and of course at Skyline. I have been so happy through the years that Charlene and Steven found each other and have had a life of service and devotion to each other as well as to their children, grand-children and their friends and community.  It is very inspiring to learn that he did so much with his time devoted to "habitat for humanity".  I find that very cool, and not surprising.  Steven was a kind friend who always accepted and spoke well of others.  I am sure that he found much satisfaction in his profession in helping others through his work as an attorney.  It has been fun to see some of their posts as a couple on facebook, and see your beautiful family, and also to read his comments to me on my page.  For just these kinds of reasons, I am sometimes grateful to connect with old friends and find out about their lives.  My memories of Steven are fond, and I found your tribute endearing and I am sure you will feel such a void Charlene forevermore. How can you not, about your love... But, I also believe that those we love can comfort and reach out to us when we need them from heaven above when we need their love and influence and to connect.  Please know how much I love you Charlene and am so grateful that I knew Steve throughout my young life, and then you in high school.  You too have always been so sweet, and you were a sweet match for him.  My prayers will be with you and your dear children and grand-children.  May you feel the love of so many who are trying to convey their love...love, lu

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I remember you coming to one of our soccer games dressed in your cheer out fit and told us you were on assignment but seemed genuinely interested in supporting us. You were always such a fire ball of energy. I could tell you really cared about other people and reached out. I think the soccer game you came out to cheer us on was the state championship when we were seniors against Olympus that we lost 1 to 0 in double overtime. We were considered just a club and not an official sport back in those days, but I felt cool having a real live cheerleader on the side lines for at least one game. Thanks for that good memory...

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On August 14-15, 2009, more than 200 classmates, spouses, and friends of the class of '69 gathered in a two-day event. This video recalls what a few of our teachers remember about us.
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Summer 2014. A photo with my 7 children, Scott and I, and our grandchildren, taken in July at Wheller Farm. Quite a feat! Lots of fun! So rewarding...and my heart is always full!
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Posted: May 13, 2020 at 7:26 PM
July 2019. The wind was blowing atop this beautiful park above Bountiful where we heard there was a great area to take pictures. Although we were being blown all over the place, it was so much fun and obviously great to document. My seven beautiful children. 3 sons and 4 daughters. Grateful they are all close and live closeby each other from Milville up by Logan to Saratoga Springs.
Posted: May 13, 2020 at 7:23 PM
July 2019. Scott and I with our grand-children on my side. There are two more grand-babies due the end of summer and in the fall, so we will need to meet up again for another picture. They are all so different and bring much joy.
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Obviously, lu as a Senior---with many awesome people whom she still admires, who became mentors and continue to this day to influence her. I really do love people---and have tried to teach my children to accept, learn from and love these human beings that we are able to grow with every day. I hope that this is how I am remembered, because I wanted to be a friend to all.
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 at 1:11 PM
After High School I went to Dixie College and was a song leader for two years. I was also in a Stewardess program there which gave me a scholarship my 2nd year. I received my Associates Degree. I wish it would've been a 4 year school back then, as I would've finished! I was hired on by Western Airlines when I turned 19, but didn't take the opportunity--went on to the U of U. My future husband in years to come, 35 years later, is (Scott Savage) who was in the background somewhere here, as he attended Dixie College and played football and baseball on scholarship, but I didn't know him yet...cheered for him---and still do...
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 at 1:12 PM
I always say to people..."once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader!" Sometimes I feel bad about all the razzzing they get, but I hope that I tried to be one that was kind and that had a lot of fun and was friendly. I was a cheerleader in junior high, high school, and two years at Dixie, and I loved it. Being a songleader at Dixie I got to use my dance experience a lot more which I loved.
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 at 1:12 PM
This picture is in the last reunion book twenty years ago...I love it, because it has my 7 treasures in it...my children. How I love being a Mom...what gifts they have given to me by their lives...
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 at 1:14 PM
This is a picture of my sweet Scott Savage a few years before he was diagnosed with MS. I love this picture, because this is how I remember him at Dixie and the way he looked when he played High School sports where we went to East High --Scott played Baseball and Football. He went on to play at Dixie and also for the U of U in both sports. He is on a vacation in Cal. here...He also has a beautiful voice and plays the guitar. When we first met each other at Dixie we sang together and ultimately, music is what brought us back together.
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 at 1:15 PM
My daughter Christina, my 2nd, got married 13 years ago. This picture, although I was going through my divorce and it was hard, reminds me when I look at it, that I had lots of good things to come in the future.
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Scott and I met while at Dixie. Actually Earl Christison, who was also attending Dixie introduced us. We sang together--all those oldies from the "Carpenters", and "Neil Diamond" : "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You," and "Solitary Man". Again, it ages us doesn't it? I was honored that he called me the summer of '71 and asked me to sing at his farewell on his way to England on a mission. We sang one of our favorites to this day..."He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." We never dated back then, but found each other over 30 years later. Scott has a voice that flows out of him and I can listen to him play the guitar all day. Singing together and our memories, is what brought us together. We were married in Dec. 2002. He had been diagnosed with MS for 4 years when we married--and has now had it for 17 years, but I am grateful that he takes care of me, and I take care of him...the story is a good one. I could go on all day...