Chris Kendell Vance

December 12, 1957 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 63)


Chris Kendell Vance, 63, of Pleasant Grove Utah passed away August 28,2021, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was Born December 12, 1957, to Terrell Henry Vance and Joyce Rae Swenson Vance in Murray Utah.

Chris grew up in Murray Utah.  He loved all his children heart and soul. He was a fun grandpa that acted like one of the kids at times. Chris loved the outdoors, he water skied a lot at rock port reservoir, he loved going boating fishing, hunting, and camping and riding horses with his family. He took care of all the animals and especially the horses, he made sure they got all the grass clippings. He spoiled the animals as much as he spoiled his kids. He was one of the hardest workers and wanted to help anybody whenever he could. He worked at BMT (Brown Minneapolis tank) building tanks for many years then he went on to work at Utah pacific bridge and steel for the last 24 years and taught all the young ones how to weld, he was very good at what he did.

He is survived by Sally Crosby Vance, his son Chris Kendell Vance Jr (Ashlee Vance), Daisy Powell, Rex Powell (Darsi Powell), and Ella Lung (Vince lung) and his siblings Cheryl Eaton, Terri White, Brian Vance, and Shelley Curtis. As well as his grandkids Ashley, Taylor, Cherokee, Saige, Olivia, Lexus, Lakota, Iraqouis, and Oaklee. As well as three great grandchildren. Chris was predeceased by his daughter Jaime Lynn Vance, his parents Terrell Henry Vance and Joyce Swensen Vance, and his brother Terrell H. Vance.

Chris devoted his life to always putting others needs before his own. Family was everything to him and those who knew him could tell how much he loved his family. He had the biggest heart and was always there for others. He was always willing to lend a helping hand or two to anyone who needed him. He had a heart of gold.

We Love you Papa. You will forever be missed and greatly loved. We will always cherish all the memories we have of you.

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