Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 7, 2021
Guy Fay Leo

Obit Guy Fay LeoOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Guy Fay Leo, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, with his wife and eldest son by his side.

He was born March 10, 1928, to Tung Wen Liu and Kam Heung Choi in Toishan, Guangdong Province. He married Bou Kin Low on Aug. 23, 1948. They would be life partners for more than 72 years.  

Guy was the second oldest of eight children. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1966, first settling in Ogden, Utah.  In the early 1970s, he and his family moved to Tooele, Utah, where they opened Sun Lok Yuen Restaurant at 39 N. Main Street. In 1980, they built its permanent location at 615 N. Main Street, Tooele, Utah.  

Guy was sharp, hardworking, witty, and assertive. He never hesitated to share his opinions, even in his last days. He enjoyed traveling the world, but especially loved his trips to Wendover, Nevada, where he would try his luck on the slot machines. After his retirement, you would find Guy on long bike rides and walks with his wife. He had a lifelong passion for cooking — a passion that was passed on to his children and grandchildren. Even after he could no longer prepare his own meals, he would still craft recipes for his family to make and loved sharing his knowledge with his grandchildren. A little-known fact about Guy is that he was a very experienced seamstress — always making modifications to better the clothes he had just purchased. He made a point to teach his children and grandchildren the game of Mahjong, something that would become a tradition when we all gathered. He welcomed the competition, but we all knew who would prevail as the champion. He loved watching the NBA and knew players by their jersey numbers and could provide stats on them as he watched them play.

Customers and former employees will remember him for his loud, booming voice. He never forgot a face and always affectionately called for them with “Hey, Boy!” or “Hey, Lady!” We will miss his mischievous giggle, his animated critiques of everything, and the joy he had when his family was around him.  

He is survived by his wife; sons Eddie (Fong), Dee (Martie), and Wayne (Hilda); daughter Joy (Mike Mazza); grandchildren Lillian (Brett Heidelberger), Stephen (Samantha), Brandon, Jennifer, Derek, and Vincent; great-grandchildren Zachary, Nicholas, Katherine, and one more great-grandchild to be born in early 2021. He also leaves behind three sisters Yee Ying Lieu, Mei Pan Lei, and Mei Chen; and many nieces and nephews.

Guy was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and his granddaughter, Kathy Pui-Kuen Leo.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks for the wonderful care provided by the doctors, nurses, and staff at Mountain West Medical Center. Extra special thanks to Marian Elkins for taking such great care of Guy for the last couple of years. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele. The viewing will be held at 11 a.m. with the service at noon. Masks and social distancing required. The services will be streamed live and recorded by Tate Mortuary for those who are unable to attend or would like to watch remotely. Interment will immediately follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 “N” Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. Live stream link: my.gather.app/remember/guy-leo

2 thoughts on “Guy Fay Leo

  1. Just want to sent condolences for Guy Leos’ family. You are all in my heart & prayers. Well miss him saying to me, “want fried lice?” I would say ” no, fried rice”. Then he would say ” yeah, fried lice”. Then we would laugh. He will be missed.
    Edith Thayer

  2. My favorite meal was always pork fried rice with LOTS of brown gravy and when I ordered it, Guy, Eddie, or Dee always knew who it was for. Great friends.

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