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1957 Tracy 2024

Tracy Jaquier Prows

February 18, 1957 — March 14, 2024

Tracy Jaquier Prows, passed away on March 14, 2024 in Saginaw, Michigan following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.  In spite of debilitating pain, he was, as one doctor stated, "the happiest cancer patient" she had ever treated.  He always enjoyed laughing no matter his situation.  Tracy often expressed appreciation for the gentle, kind support he and his family received from friends and the medical professionals who cared for him.

Tracy, born on February 18, 1957, is the son of Ronald Smith Prows and Elaine Jaquier.  His family of five brothers (Paul, Kent, Reed, David, Keith) and one sister (Annette Snelgrove) were raised in SLC and Bountiful Utah before they moved to Hamilton, New Zealand when he was 12 years old.  He loved working on the LDS church farm in Hamilton doing a variety of jobs, all related to sheep.  He lived there until and after serving in the New Zealand Wellington Mission for the LDS church.

He was deeply competitive, whether in sports or excelling in academics and his personal goals.  At age 18 he received the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which was personally presented to him by His Royal Highness.  Always competitive in sports, he won the New Zealand National Amateur Wrestling title for his weight as a teenager.  He also played rugby for the LDS Church College of New Zealand, going on to play for the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.  He was known by teammates as "Tracker" for his uncanny ability to track down his opponents on the pitch.

On December 17, 1981 he married Christa Lynne Chivers, from Idaho Falls, Idaho in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  During their early years of marriage, they lived in Bear River City, Utah for 17 years.  Together, they restored a 100-year-old Victorian home and built a cabin on Christa’s dream property, high in the mountains near Blacksmith Fork Canyon.  Tracy owned a computer business and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant, later obtaining an MBA in finance.

Tracy thrived on living his dreams with no regrets.  His time in New Zealand launched a lifetime love of sailing and the open seas.  After 18 years of marriage, his family, now with seven children, moved onto their 60-foot sailing catamaran, exploring the Atlantic seaboard, Caribbean, and West Indies over the next 24 years.  They enjoyed enough adventurous experiences to fill a book.  Later in his career he became an owner/operator of his own trucking business.  He and Christa, as team drivers, spent thousands of hours together crisscrossing America in their big rig.

Tracy and Christa are the parents of eight children: Benjamin (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Sarah (Matt Both – Vancouver, Canada), Daniel (Deceased), Isaac (Mindy McKinnon – Saginaw, Michigan), Jessica (Joseph Tippetts – Redding, California), Jacob (Julia Colt – Brooklyn, New York), Rebecca (All over the world), and Samuel (Mileena Manty – Honolulu, Hawaii).

He taught them to work hard and play harder.  From him, they learned the spirit of adventure and credit him for helping them see they could choose to become and do whatever they dreamed and decided on in life.

Tracy thrived as the grandfather of thirteen cute kids, the youngest born only 4 days before his death as well as another precious, new grandchild born two weeks earlier than her cousin.  The family is thrilled to celebrate new life, as they celebrate a life well-lived.

Tracy wished to have a "Last Hurrah," Polynesian celebration of life.  Family and friends are invited to a dinner celebration on Friday, March 29, starting at 6:00 pm at the LDS 2nd Ward Chapel at 3317 S. 800 West in Bountiful, Utah.  At the same location the following Saturday, March 30, a viewing will be held at 9:45 am with the funeral beginning at 11:00 am that same morning.  Family and friends are also invited to gather for the interment at 1:30 pm at the Bear River City Cemetery – located at 4600 W. 5600 North in Bear River, Utah – where Tracy will be buried next to his little son Daniel.

Funeral services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary Live Facebook page and this obituary page.



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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 29, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

This is a "Last Hurrah" Polynesian celebration of life. Family and friends are invited to this dinner celebration.

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 30, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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