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1957 Craig 2023

Craig W. West

February 6, 1957 — February 16, 2023



Craig passed away at his home in Syracuse, Utah surrounded by his loving family. Even at the last he was expressing gratitude and love for his family.

He was born in Farmington, Utah to Wayne White and Esther Wallace West. He was the 5th of 7 siblings. Craig attended Davis high school, graduating in 1975. He was in band and played football. Craig moved to Dallas, Texas in 1979 and met the love of his life, Susan, in 1980. They were married February 16th, 1982 and had 3 children; Steven, Jesse and Braxton. His family learned so much from his example of hard work and unconditional love. He took great pride in his yards and beautiful flower gardens. He always had a vegetable garden and made sure the grandchildren were a part of the preparation, planting and harvest.  We will always have fond memories of eating right out of the garden with Grandpa.

His mother taught him that no home repair or remodel was too big and he enjoyed carpentry work. Passing these skills on to his children, with the many projects they did together. He could do and figure out anything and was often approached for his expertise.  

He spent many years involved in coaching sports and working with the Boy Scouts program. Whatever his children were involved in, he was also.

Craig worked in construction on the commercial high-rise buildings in Dallas. He moved his family to Utah in 1990 and bought a home in Clearfield. He worked a few various jobs and then retired from Ogden City. While with Ogden City he was over the Municipal building, the Union Station building and museum. Then retired from the water and sewer department, holding every certification the water department offered.

Craig loved gardening, history, astronomy, geocaching, vacationing, hunting, fishing and hiking, especially with his family. He loved the great outdoors and hiked many trails in Davis and Weber Counties and loved exploring Yellowstone, Glacier National Park and up into Canada.  He also had a quest for learning and loved reading and keeping up on current events.

Craig is survived by his wife, Susan, and children, Jesse and Braxton, 5 grandchildren Kaylee, Ahden, Destiny, Harper and Dextyn and 2 great grandchildren, Saxtyn and Piper. As well as his siblings, Brent (Alicia), Jan (Mark), Randy (Ada), David (Roberta), Kathy, Paula (Denny) and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son Steven, his parents and Susan’s parents.

The funeral services for Craig will be Wednesday, February 22nd, at 11 am at Russon Mortuary 1585 W. 300 S. Syracuse. There will be two viewings, Sunday, February 19th 2023, 4-6 pm and Wed prior to the service from 10 – 11 am, also at Russon Mortuary.

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