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Christopher James Truxal

Christopher James Truxal, 62, passed away November 16, 2017 in St. George, Utah with his daughter by his side. He was born in Springville, the son of Patricia (nee Connolly) and the late David Truxa.


Chris was the youngest of four brothers, and graduated from Griffith Institute High School, where he loved sports and lettered in football and swimming. He was known for his kindness to all.

Chris later moved to Logan, Utah, where he attended Utah State University and married Barbara (Summers) Roberts of Collins Center. They divorced after 21 years but always remained friends. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, who was the pride and joy of their lives.

Chris was established as a mechanical engineer, employed in the food processing industry before his retirement, which relocated him throughout his life. He returned to Springville to reconnect with old friends. There, he married Mary Weismantel, of Springville. They parted after a while but also remained friends.

Chris was a simple man with a dry sense of humor that will be greatly missed. He knew the value of hard work. He loved his dogs, reading John Grisham books and watching westerns like Gunsmoke. Chris was an exceptional golfer, enjoyed the mountains of Utah, snow skiing, riding motocross, camping and pheasant hunting. Chris had many friends whom he cared about deeply throughout his life and enjoyed many good memories with them.

In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Aaron Littell); two grandchildren Kenli and Liam of St. George, Utah; his brothers David Truxal and Tim Blake of Pensacola, Fla., Lance (Rose Pyle) of Sacramento, Calif. and stepfather Robert Ireland of Pensacola, Fla.

Chris was laid to rest at the family plot in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville. A service will be held in the spring for all who would like to attend.


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