In Memory

Michael Scott Westphal

Michael Scott Westphal

Michael Scott Westphal

St. George, Utah Ð Michael Scott Westphal, 48, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2006, at his home in St. George. He was born November 12, 1957, in Provo, Utah, to Fred L. and Dixie Estelle Pulsipher Westphal. He married Sharon Rashell Potter August 6, 2004, and was later sealed to her in the St. George Temple, April 22, 2006.

Mike was born and raised in Provo. He attended Provo High School and later studied Business at Stevens Henegar College.

Mike was a mortgage loan officer for 18 years. He worked namely for First Security and most recently Far West Bank. He found joy in helping people afford housing.

Mike loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and hunting, first with his dad and later with his son. He was a competitive athlete. Mike was a great baseball player and was once scouted by the Cincinnati Reds. Mike loved tennis. He loved watching and playing tennis and lived for his tennis tournaments.

Mike was generous and had a compassionate heart. Animals of all kinds had a special place in his heart. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved serving his ward family and his fellow man.

Mike is survived by his wife, Rashell of St. George; sons from previous marriages, Jake (Johana) Westphal of Cedar City, and their two boys, Tyler and Cory, Michael and Sean Cragun of Ogden; father, Fred L. Westphal of Provo; sisters, Becky Clark of Provo, Cheryl (Rod) Manning of Chino Hills, CA; brother, Doug (Pattie) Westphal) of Miami, FL; sister, Jodi Westphal of Provo; niece, Kasey Clark of Salem; and his high school friend, Steve Brown of St. George. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother, Dixie; and his son, Brandon.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 30, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Green Valley Stake Center, 511 S. Valley View Dr. Friends and family may call Thursday, June 29, 2006, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., and again Friday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services, at the Stake Center. There will be graveside services Saturday, July 1, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, UT. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT (435) 673-2454.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael Westphal Memorial Fund set up at Far West Bank.

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