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Terry Tafoya

January 29, 1951 — July 19, 2021

Terry Tafoya

Terry returned to Heaven on 07/19/2021. Terry, a resident of St. George, UT, was born to Maria Hilaria Lucero Tafoya and Bernabe (Ben) Tafoya in Denver, Colorado.  He married his eternal companion and love of his life, Nancy M. Farnsworth, in Mesa, Arizona on 10/02/1975.

Terry was brought up in Phoenix, Arizona as the youngest of 8 children. He was born with an identical twin brother, Tom Tafoya, that he loved dearly. Terry had 8 children and 18 grandchildren. He loved his family deeply, and especially loved spoiling his grandchildren. 

Terry completed a BS degree from Southern Utah State College in 1983 and began his occupation as an accountant in Salt Lake City, UT. In 1986, Terry started his Business, Tafoya and Associates in Provo, UT.  Terry, and Nancy went on to travel the world together. They saw and did amazing things in their time together. They saw the great wall of china, went to humane tiger preserves in Thailand, photo safaris in the south of Africa, the Coliseum in Rome, ruins in Greece, Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Mexico. Terry was an enthusiastic globetrotter who had the opportunity to travel to Africa, Europe, Asia, North and Central America, exploring 15 countries.

Terry faithfully served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Guatemala/El Salvador where he blessed the lives of so many people of those countries. Terry was currently serving as a Primary Teacher, a calling that he dearly loved. 

Terry is survived by Nancy M. Farnsworth Tafoya (St. George, UT), Elizabeth (daughter) and Jeremy Hall, Christina Hicken (daughter), Michael (son) and Rachel Tafoya, Matthew Tafoya (son), Veronica (daughter) and Brad Hanson, Katherine (daughter) and Cody Wilson, Timothy Tafoya (son) and Sariah Tafoya (daughter). He has 18 grandchildren, including Colton Hall, Logan Hall, Isabell Hall, and Kayden Hall, Noah Hicken and Gwen Hicken, Bryn Tafoya, Londyn Tafoya, Lincoln Tafoya, Chase Tafoya and Rome Tafoya, Jett Hanson, Ezra Hanson, and Lorelai Hanson, Brecken Wilson, Everett Wilson, Knox Wilson and Olivia Wilson. His siblings include Angie Pacheco, Ellen Carter, Joy McBride, Linda Taylor, and Tom Tafoya. Preceded in death by his parents Hilaria (Lala) Lucero and Bernabe Tafoya, brother James Tafoya, and sister Cecile Gallentine. 

Funeral services will be Friday (07/30/2021) at 11:00 am at Highland 4th Ward, 5848 W. 11000 North, Highland, UT with a viewing preceding it at 9:30 am. There will also be a viewing in St. George on Wednesday (07/28/2021) from 6-8:00 pm at the Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, St. George, UT.  Zoom link for the funeral is found by going to: http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/highlandutahstake (please scroll down to Tafoya funeral and click view).

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm

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Visitation

Friday, July 30, 2021

9:30 - 10:45am

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 30, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

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Interment following funeral service

Highland Cemetery

Highland, UT

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