Jon Christian "Chris" Tuft 1952 ~ 2006 Chris Tuft died in Murray, Utah March 23rd, 2006. Chris was the son of J. Reed Tuft and Barbara Larson Tuft. Chris was born March 6th, 1952 in Salt Lake City. He attended Olympus and Skyline High Schools and graduated in 1970. He attended the University of Utah. Chris worked as an amateur paleontologist and transformed broken remnants of ancient sea life fossils into beautiful works of art. He loved the wilderness and spent his time exploring the earth and the night skies. He had a love of music and composed songs for the guitar and piano. He shared this passion with his nephew, Ben. He is survived by his sisters, Jody Tuft and Tammy Hoakensen; stepmother, Patricia Bradley, three nieces and one nephew; and six grandnieces and nephews. His moth-er and father; and brother, Scott, precede him in death. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the White Memorial Chapel, 150 E. 300 N., Salt Lake City April 21st at 2 p.m. to remember and honor Chris' life. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Sierra Club or the charity of your choice.