Rick “Rickie” DeLoy Fawson, age 68, passed away peacefully Monday, July, 27, 2020, at Salt Lake Regional Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born April 8, 1952, in Tooele, Utah, to DeLoy Fawson and Joyce Butler. Rick served in the Army for two years, in Germany. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and staying at White Rock, he was quite the athlete too. Rick lived a simple yet complex life with PTSD. The VA helped keep him on stable ground for the past 10-12 years. He also had a special bond with his sister JoAnn.
Rick married Lorri Deem in 1974. Together they had four boys: Chad, Dustin, Riley and Eric Fawson. They later divorced. Rick met Melinda Criplean and together they had a daughter, Heather.
Rick is survived by his father DeLoy; children Dustin (Ammy) Fawson, Riley (Jana) Fawson, Heather Murphy; brothers Craig (DeDee) Fawson, Robert “Buzz”; sisters JoAnn (Kevin) Burnett, Susan (Jim) Goodrich, DeAnn (Bruce) Catmull, Lacy (Ben) Hardman, Shantel (David) Sullivan, Tina (Hudson) Allguer, MaryAnn Herden; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother Joyce; children Chad (Melissa) Fawson and Eric Fawson; grandparents Nina and Lyman Fawson, Bill and Evelyn Butler.
Rick was loved by many and will be deeply missed. As a military veteran, he will have military honors. His ashes will be interred at Grantsville City Cemetery, 370 W. Main St., Grantsville, Utah, on Aug. 8, 2020, at 11 a.m., following a celebration of life at 463 S. Trejo Ridge Rd., Grantsville. All are welcome to join us in reminiscing, sharing memories of our son, brother, uncle and cousin.
Cremation services have been entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, we appreciate their compassion and care for our beloved Rickie.