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1954 – 2022

Fielding, UT – Rich Stoney passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Rich was born on December 8, 1954 to Dorene Stoney (Bill Stoney) in Ogden, UT. He grew up in Harrisville, UT, where he attended Weber High School. He married his high school best friend and girlfriend, Suzann Taylor, on May 18, 1973 in Plain City, UT and was sealed for time and all eternity on May 18, 1974 in the Temple of Ogden, UT.

Rich was a cowboy through and through. He had a passion for bull riding which he passed down through generations. He fulfilled his dream of becoming world champion in November 1994, when he won the World Bull Riding Championship at the National Senior Pro Rodeo.

Rich was a respiratory therapist and a high school health professions teacher. He loved teaching students at Bonneville High School for over 20 years, where he formed lasting friendships with many of his students and colleagues.

Rich loved his family and spent as much time as possible with them. He and his wife Suzann loved to ride motorcycles and hunt for rocks in the St. George’s Desert. Rich was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has held many positions over the years for the church, most notably as a serving missionary in St. George, UT.

Rich is survived by his children: Jackson Stoney (Andrea), Garland, UT, Josh Stoney, Brigham City, UT, Jesi Phoenix (Jeremy), Fielding, UT; grandchildren: Kamri Teaupa (Kaina) Lehi, UT, Chanse Phoenix, Garland, UT, Koleman Stoney, St. George, UT, Kauter Grimshaw, St. George, UT, Rye Phoenix (Lexi), Garland, UT, Sage Phoenix , Fielding, UT, Violet Walsh, Garland, UT; and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Dorene Stoney and brothers JR Stoney (Leann), Caliente, NV, David Stoney, Ogden, UT.

He is predeceased in Death by his wife Suzann Stoney and his father Bill Stoney.

A memorial service will be held at the East Chapel, 2280 N 3600 W, Plain City, Utah 84404, on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Plain City Cemetery after the memorial.

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