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Kenneth Faulkner

October 21, 1956 — December 4, 2023

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father and friend, Kenneth George Faulkner. Ken was born on October 21, 1956, to parents Patricia Yager and Ralph George Faulkner.

Ken’s parents were founding members of the Holladay United Church of Christ in Holladay, UT, where he created many lifelong friends and as well as extended family. Ken attended the bi-annual retreats to La Foret in Colorado Springs, CO as soon as his age would allow. There he shared not only his talents and dreams but found growth and meaning which became his foundation in becoming the trustworthy and sincere person all of us knew him to be. Ken didn’t succumb to most peoples’ rhetoric, but if you were one of the chosen few to become his friend, you truly understood how important you were in his life.

Ken and his brother Lin joined the family business in steel fabrication at a young age. They took great pride in continuing their father’s legacy by producing quality machined steel fabrication, ranging from ski lifts which were delivered throughout the world to service framework at military bases. Ken spent as much time as he could outdoors, from his first days of walking to his last days of sitting on the patio with a fire and a single malt. His love of being in the mountains drew him to be an accomplished and fluid skier and avid bike rider (sharing his best trails with Ren and Tess), along with his most recurrent love of night sky photography. If something caught Ken’s interest, he was sure to spend time researching its background and explore new ways of enjoying its benefits, sharing every detail to anyone who would listen … 

Loves of Ken’s not only included mountain bike riding, skiing, camping, and photography (astronomy and nature), but also brewing, shooting, and everything food. As it was not unusual to see Ken burning down the slopes of Alta and traversing the red rock trails in Moab, it was also common to spot him sampling cheese at the local creamery and growing herbs for new recipes. Ken always valued family and friends and was quick to start a conversation, open his door anytime to his hacky-sac family, or share secrets on grilling fantastic ribs.  The squirrels in his backyard will miss his weekly offering of nuts.

Ken has been preceded in death by both his parents, Patricia Y and Ralph G Faulkner and his family business partner, brother Lin. He is survived by his two children he loved more than life, Ren Dylan and Tess Classine, and his oldest brother, Donald (Ruthann), and many loving nieces and nephews. 

Kens’ contagious laugh, passion for life, and detailed conversation has left a large emptiness in many of our hearts and homes.

The family will hold a private celebration of Kens Life after the New Year.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth Faulkner, please visit our flower store.


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