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Obituary: Craig Ray Triptow

Craig Ray Triptow 1984 ~ 2005 Craig Ray Triptow, our loving son and brother, passed away on September 14, 2005. Nobody expected his light to flicker at such a young age with so much promise. He was born on November 9, 1984 at Cottonwood Hospital in Murray, Utah. As a little boy, Craig was all over the neighborhood playing with his friends and getting into mischief. He was quiet by nature but always had a smile on his face. Times spent on top of the dog pile with his dad and brother were the best of times. Joining mom and her friends and the neighbor kids for frozen yogurt were days of simple happiness. Craig enjoyed athletics and was good at many sports. He grew into an excellent young man who excelled academically and had much depth to his thinking. He communicated at a high level with his interest in writing. He majored in English at the University of Utah where he earned a place on the Dean's list every semester. He was scheduled to graduate with honors this year. He had a very bright future. Craig is survived by his parents Brian Ray and Jody Ann. He is also survived by his brother Kelley and his loving grandparents Richard and Marian Jenkins of Kearns. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Bonny Triptow. We honor Craig by celebrating his life and not dwelling on a brief moment of despair. Craig had a loving heart. We thank you for your support and kind words about Craig. Please pray for him. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 W. 4100 S., West Valley City. A gathering of Craig's family and friends will be held one hour prior to the graveside service at Valley View Funeral Home.