There are dates that stand out in history that mark events that have literally changed the world in one way or another. October 17, 1978, is just such a date. Upon the arrival of Trisha Eichelberger, the world would never quite be the same again!
Born in Provo, Utah and residing in Orem for the first half of her life, Trish attended school at Westmore Elementary, Lakeridge Junior High and Mountain View High School.
Trish was an accelerated student from day one, given that she arrived on earth with a photographic memory. Trish was a handful for the teachers with her gift of learning and her “unique, exuberant (or bombastic) personality” — depending on the situation and the day.
Trish was very active in sports, playing competitive baseball throughout her younger years. She grew up with her younger sister, Nicole (whom Ethan nicknamed Kiki) and her brother Thomas. Who have all loved being able to golf together.
After graduating from high school, she received an EMT Certification and had thoughts of pursuing a career in medicine. However, she had arrived equipped with certain mechanical skills and abilities that she put to good use early on in her life — including assisting her Dad in his excavation business where Trish soon adopted the handle of “Trackhoe Trish,” because she could handle any kind of equipment in a most excellent manner and spent some time there perfecting those skills.
While living in Utah County, Trish gave birth to her son, Ethan. Soon thereafter, she purchased her first home where they lived before moving to Davis County, where she would live for her remaining years — but do not let that lead you to believe that she was stationary in one county or the other. That girl knew how to move, traveling frequently to so many places around the globe and constantly on the go for professional pursuits, some civic cause or another and certainly for the many vacations that she enjoyed from early on in her life!
Shortly after moving to Davis County, where the second half of her life would begin, Trish, or as she soon became known as, Trixie, would begin a career at TriCity Polaris where she added new skills and abilities to her repertoire as she customized motorcycles, snowmobiles and eventually Razors and other UTVs. Trixie would spend more than two decades at TriCity where she was recognized multiple years as an elite member of the Polaris Top Gun Team, the leading sales associates in the nation! Trixie holds the coveted honor of being the ONLY person to ever pass the Polaris Certification test with a score of 100%!
During her career, Trixie donated time and energy to organizing many charity events including the UTV Utah - Make A Wish Charity Ride, which she was passionate about.
After so many years at TriCity, Trixie knew EVERYONE in the industry. The owner of TriCity was about to retire and eventually sold the business to a conglomerate company so Trish moved on to become a part of another “family” business at Rollover Motor Sports because she loved being at a place where she could deliver personalized service in the most excellent way!
She quickly found a new home at Rollover and loved every minute of her association with those that she considered family, in a very literal sense. Trish also had a strong association with Steadman’s in Tooele - another family-owned business with which she was so honored to associate.
Trish traveled the world with her family and friends during her life from Hawaii (multiple times), to Australia, and to all parts of the Caribbean, Mexico, Greece, Europe and even recently returned from an adventure in Egypt.
To say that Trish had many friends would be such an injustice and an understatement! There were, in fact, MANY numbered among those that she considered friends — but most were so much more than friends! Trixie was easy to get to know — mostly because you always knew exactly where you stood with her! She had a very strong quality of being observant and paying attention to detail about things that were happening in the lives of people around her. She cared about others in an extraordinary way — whether you wanted her to or not! She knew what was good for you and she made it her business to see that things happened just the way that they should (or the way SHE thought they should) — often at a sacrifice to her and to the benefit of others — although she never saw it that way. She believed that she was acting the way people were supposed to treat each other, in a giving and caring way! And, well — if you didn’t see it that way, you had the right to disagree with her (like that would have done any good!)
Trish was a most excellent Mother — or “Mother of the Year” as she would often refer to herself. She raised Ethan as a single Mom. He was everything to her and Ethan knows that his Mom would always do whatever it took to attend to Ethan’s needs. Not only was she a Mother, she was a Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Trixie to ALL.
Sadly, another infamous day in history will now be June 5th, 2023 - as that is the day Trisha left this world peacefully - and all too early, in her sleep.
Trisha, Trish, Trixie — was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Frank and Mickey Eichelberger, Ardith Davis, and Sam and Carolyn Allman. She is survived by her son, Ethan, her parents Pam & Dan Newbold and Mike & Janet Eichelberger, her sister, Nicole (Mike) Harrison, her brother Tom (Julia) Eichelberger, her sister, Michelle (Dan) Ptack, her brother, Brandon (Amber) Newbold and brother, Dan Newbold II, sisters, Rachel (Dean) Hemstreet, Adrienne (Evan) Thomas and brother Ryan Roberts and Jill Argyle. As well as many nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and, at last count, two and a half zillion friends — that she also always considered family in every way!
A viewing for friends and family will be held on Sunday, June 11th, 2023, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023, at the Bountiful Utah Central Stake Center, 640 South 750 East, Bountiful, Utah 84010, with a viewing for family and friends from 9:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. prior to the services.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.
Interment will be immediately following the service at the Lakeview Cemetery in Bountiful. A funeral procession by UTV Utah and the motorcycle community will lead the way to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations by either of the following methods:
Thank You for all your support and generosity!
Venmo Nicole Eichelberger Harrison: https://account.venmo.com/u/NicoleHarrison82
The family would like to express appreciation to Russon Mortuary and Lakeview Cemetery for the most professional service that has been rendered.