Rex Tunbridge

Saturday , January 13, 2018 - 10:00 PM

September 3, 1961 ~ January 12, 2018

After a valiant battle with cancer, while surrounded by his loving family, Rex was welcomed home by our Savior on January 12, 2018. He was born September 3, 1961, in Ogden, Utah, to Laura Meldrum and Ronald Albert Tunbridge. He graduated from Layton High School where he was an active participant as a stage hand and in the Drama club. Rex was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He served an LDS mission to the England Coventry Mission. He was married to his Honey, Tamra Holmes, on February 13, 1997, and sealed in the Bountiful LDS Temple. He served in a variety of ward and stake callings throughout his life.

Rex was active in his local politics as a local and state delegate and served as the precinct chair. He was a member of the Davis Chamber of Commerce, the Lakesiders and was a CERT member for Layton City. He loved serving his community and is well-known for his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others. He loved the theater and musicals, especially Wicked, Aida and Mamma Mia. He loved to fly and obtained a Pilot license in his early adulthood. He was always excited to talk about how it felt to be in the air. Rex had many skills and was the best source of information and help whenever anyone needed to complete a project. His love for his grandchildren ran deep and is evidenced by the countless hours he spent watching Trolls, Moana, Minions, Curious George, Mickey Mouse and Walk the Prank.

He is survived by his eternal companion, children: Shara (Cody) Birt, Daniel (Chanel) Hansen, Karl Boren, Tehawna (Stephen) Henthorn, Erik Tunbridge, Annabelle (Malcolm) Geldmacher and CJ Holmes; five grandchildren: Spencer, Mason, Nia, Isabelle and Poppy; sisters, Evelyn Tunbridge and Hazel (Leonard) Patcyk; and brother, Jay Tunbridge. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Tunbridge; brother, Fred Tunbridge; and two grandchildren: McKenna and Benjamin.

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the NCCU at the University of Utah Hospital for the incredible service and care they provided for Rex. We know that No One FIGHTS Alone!

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Church Street LDS Chapel, 2510 Church Street, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 North Fairfield Road, and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Interment- Lindquist's Memorial Park in Layton.

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