Russell Voght, 63, passed away on February 17, 2022, in Provo, Utah. He was born May 20, 1958 in Oakland, California to Robert Voght and Marian Moyle Voght. Russ loved being close to his grandparents there and he loved the beach. He always called beach “heaven”. In ninth grade, his family moved to St. Helens, Oregon where in high school he played football, was in his school choir, and was on a dance team. He later moved to the Tri-Cities area in Washington state and from there he joined the US Marine Corps and served a brief time before he was honorably discharged. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints beginning in Massachusetts, Boston and ending in California, San Bernardino. After his mission, Russ met the love of his life, and married Chantal Palmer on July 16, 1983 in Pasco, Washington. Their marriage was sealed for eternity a year later in the Seattle, Washington Temple. Before he became disabled, Russ worked many years as a baker.
Russ loved music, sports, Nascar, creating and enjoying art, going to the movies, cooking and reading. He really enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He loved spending quality time with Chantal whenever he could and go to the movies or go thrifting. He loved chatting with his sister Marcie and staying up to date with what was going on with her and her family.
Russ is survived by his wife Chantal, 3 daughters and 2 sons: Marcus (Felicia) Voght, Philip Voght, Arielle Voght, Jessica Voght, Emily Voght, a grandson and granddaughter, his siblings: Randy Voght, Rob Voght, Marcie (Mike) Palmieri, Keith Voght and Lee Voght.
Russ is preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn daughter Camille.
The service for Russ Voght will be held on Thursday, February 24th, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the white church building at 673 East 300 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held Wednesday, at 6:00 PM at Anderson and Sons American Fork, 49 East 100 North, and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 AM at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery.
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